As a follow up to yesterday’s hurdle doodle, today Google is highlighting basketball with an interactive shooting game. Step up to the foul line and sink as many shots as you can before the 24 second shot clock runs out.
Start by pressing the space bar to charge up your shot and press it again to release, trying to time it just right and sink one. When you’re finished share your score with your friends on Google+ or online.
These Olympic-themed Google Doodles take advantage of the prime real estate that is the simplistic Google search site. Earlier this year, they introduced a Moog simulator to commemorate Robert Moog’s 75th birthday. As Ryan Germick, Google Doodle team leader, said to Ned Potter in an ABC News story yesterday, “We always aim to surprise and delight.”
While Twitter may be the official curator for the 2012 London Games, Google is definitely getting into the Olympic spirit in a simple but effective way.
What other sports should Google consider including to round out the week in London?