OKLAHOMA CITY — A Shawnee man is heading to Game 2 of the NBA finals after dribbling a basketball for over 13 hours.
Terry Austin, 27, won KJ103’s Dribble ‘Til You Drop contest on Wednesday.
“There’s nothing bigger right now than Thunder Mania,” KJ103’s TJ Brown said. “So we thought, how can we combine basketball with a fun contest and some of our fun listeners? We came up with TJ, Janet and Jrod’s Dribble ‘Til You Drop.”
The contest began at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday morning with 55 competitors dribbling their basketballs in the parking lot of 50 Penn Place.
Early in the competition, some contestants said they would be willing to go to great, and disgusting, lengths to win their seats.
“I can go for six hours without going to the bathroom,” contestant Josh Coombs said. “I’m not going to the bathroom.”
With no bathroom breaks allowed, we asked Coombs if he was willing to wet himself to win the contest.
“Yes. And beyond,” he said.
We didn’t want to know what he meant by “and beyond.”
The contest was down to just a dozen contestants by 5 p.m.
Austin finally beat out his last competitor shortly before 9 p.m. Wednesday night.
He’ll also receive new Thunder Gear from Jason White’s Store Divided.