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Celebrities, Pros and Bakers - 270 to 267?

By February 5, 2013

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This past Sunday, we saw the Chris Paul PBA League All-Stars event, the fifth annual extravaganza hosted by Paul and featuring pro bowlers and other celebrities. Every year, this event is a little different from the previous year, but this time, what stood out to me was the score in the final match. 270 to 267.

It's hard enough to bowl a 267 on one's own (even for a pro). To do so in a two-man Baker-style match makes it that much harder. To do so with one member of the team being a professional comedian rather than professional bowler is even more difficult. And then to lose, as Bill O'Neill and Kevin Hart did, makes it unfair.

Despite putting up a score just 33 pins short of perfect (and with Kevin Hart throwing five strikes on the five shots he took), the duo representing the Philadelphia Hitmen fell to Silver Lake Atom Splitters franchise player Chris Barnes and owner Chris Hardwick, who shot 270.

When you think of celebrity bowling events, you probably don't tend to think of high scores or fierce matches that come down to the 10th frame, and yet that's exactly what we saw. Did you watch it? What did you think of the title match or the event as a whole?


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