The line between elation and heartbreak is always so razor thin, as former UCLA women's basketball player Nicole Kornet just found out. Kornet, a sharpshooter who transferred to UCLA from Oklahoma, was offered a chance to win a car provided she can hit a layup, free throw, three pointer, and half court shot in order. All she ended up doing was going a perfect four for four.
I JUST WON A CAR. THAT WAS EASY. pic.twitter.com/LICabfPgw2— Nicole Kornet (@NicKorn1) December 8, 2018
While Kornet's clutch shooting should have been cause for celebration, she was ruled ineligible and was therefore unable to receive the car. The contract for the contest stipulates that the participant had to be four years removed from their last season of college basketball. Kornet's last season at UCLA ended in 2017.
Nicole Kornet, former UCLA Bruins player, has free car taken away over status as ex-college athlete ridiculous they are not giving it to her she made the shots 🏀 https://t.co/9kNecS1qwZ— Brad Gilbert (@bgtennisnation) December 8, 2018
Kornet responded with a brief tweet absolving UCLA of any blame and claiming she knew beforehand.
I did not end up winning the car, but they warned me beforehand. UCLA did their job! I just don’t want them in the hot seat. Thanks for understanding!— Nicole Kornet (@NicKorn1) December 8, 2018
While it sucks that this contest has such arbitrary rules, it's still pretty awesome that Kornet was able to go four for four.
I bet she would have liked the car, though.