1996: How one free throw upstaged $1 million at the 1996 Shootout

Originally published on Dec. 1, 1996.

Ron Zandman-Zeman — schoolteacher, showman and bricklayer — stole the show Saturday night at the Carrs Great Alaska Shootout even though he didn't leave Sullivan Arena a millionaire.

Zandman-Zeman, chosen at random from almost 20,000 entries to shoot for $1 million during halftime of the tournament's championship game, failed badly on all three of his attempts to hit a 43-foot basket. If he had made two of the three, he would've won $1...

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