Winning New Hampshire is a huge accomplishment for Sanders. While many pundits are arguing that it may not change the race—New Hampshire, a white, affluent state, is particularly well-suited for Sanders, electorally speaking—it is still a remarkable achievement for a Jewish democratic socialist. In fact, he’s the first Jew to win a primary in American history.
But Sanders isn’t celebrating with champagne or with a cigar. Instead, he’s shooting baskets with his grandkids in a school gymnasium. Sanders isn’t the most stylish shooter, but he’s surprisingly competent. He’s shown off his Bill Cartwright-esque free-throw shooting form before, but tonight we got to see his surprisingly effective old-fashioned, two-handed set shot. Sanders looks like Steph Curry out there. As Megyn Kelly just noted, “Is this some kind of joke? He’s making every single one!”
He’s got post game like Hakeem Olajuwan:
His layups lack flair, but a basket is a basket:
But Bernie has his celebrations down: