Instant Replay: Robot Shoots Perfect Shots During Halftime Of France, USA Basketball Game
Jul 25, 2021, 7:37 AM | Updated: 7:38 am
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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – A robot showed off its basketball talents and skill by sinking shots without missing during the halftime of USA Basketball’s Olympic-opener against France.
Team USA and France played their first contest of Tokyo 2020 on Sunday, July 25.
After the first two quarters of action, a robot took the court while the two teams went to the locker rooms for a break.
During the halftime, the robot put up some shots and didn’t miss.
Robots are taking free throws at the #TokyoOlympics.
— #TokyoOlympics (@NBCOlympics) July 25, 2021
The robot was seven feet tall and hit nothing but net on a free throw, three-pointer, and half court shot, according to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst.
A basketball robot. For your pleasure. pic.twitter.com/5LZF2vpwNg
— Ann Killion (@annkillion) July 25, 2021
At halftime, the USA owned a 45-37 lead.
In the half, Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert had nine points, seven rebounds, and two assists for France.
Former Weber State star Damian Lillard scored nine points and dished out an assists for Team USA.
The United States vs. France basketball game is broadcast on Peacock TV.