Sport: The Pros

Midway in the first period of the East-West professional All-Star basketball game, Boston's Bill Sharman cut loose with a long pass to his teammate Bob Cousy. Cousy never got his hands on the ball. It sailed over his head and dropped cleanly through the net for a 70-ft, basket, probably the longest unintentional field goal on record.

Sharman's spectacular accident would have been a standout in any game. In last week's encounter in the Boston Garden, won by the East 109-97, it was a surprise fillip to fine performances by the greatest basketball players in the world. Only a few years ago,...

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