BOZEMAN -- One good thing to come out of the stay-at-home order by Governor Steve Bullock has been increased family time, and one big sports family in Bozeman is making the most of it.
What began as basketball game in the Embry house in Bozeman turned into an entire NBA All-Star Weekend. Parents Kade and Chelsea Embry and kids Ayla, Kash and Marlee competed in a 3-point shooting contest, a skills challenge and, of course, a dunk competition.
“It started off as the dumbest idea, bringing a little mini hoop in here and shooting socks into it,” said Kade Embry. "Then we all started (playing) and it just turned out to be so much fun and it was so easy to do."
And it was an escape from what has become our new normal.
“I think everybody kind of needs a break of, ‘We’re just stuck inside, we can’t do anything,' to actually being able to do something and hang out with your family,” said Ayla.
The Embry family posted the video on Facebook and got a huge response back from friends, who then started making their own versions of NBA All-Star Weekend in their homes. And it fuels a healthy family rivalry.
Now the Embry’s are challenging families from all over to make their own NBA All-Star videos and post them online with the hashtag #NBAFamilyChallenge.
“I had a blast. I didn’t think I would make that many socks," said Kash. "It was super fun.”
“We had a blast. It was just an absolute blast," said Kade. "And we hope other families can have as much fun as we did.”