Father Bruce had actually been in a similar situation at the Forum on April Fool's Day 1990. Then, he sank four of five free throws, worth a grand apiece. This time, the 35-year-old priest swished his Magic-style hook, much to the surprise of everyone, including Laker play-by-play man Chick Hearn. Noting Correio's place of employment, Hearn said, "He must be the janitor."
No, but the good father did clean up. Father Bruce will donate most of his winnings to a high school in his parish that is building a gym and to a former parish of his that needs a new church.