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Will Emma Meesseman or Yi Jianlian make the game winning shot for your birthday? If so, how?

FIBA has a list of 31 international players and 12 different scenarios where a player makes a game-winning shot for your birthday.

Las Vegas Aces v Washington Mystics - Game Two
Did you think I was going to post Yi Jianlian for this FIBA exercise?
Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images

FIBA released a tweet on Thursday where an international star basketball player drains a game-winning shot on your birthday in one of 12 different ways. Check it out below,

Of the 31 players listed, there are only two players with ties to Washington professional basketball. As you might expect, Washington Mystics forward and 2019 WNBA Finals MVP Emma Meesseman was mentioned here and will win games for everyone born on the 8th of the month.

Who is the other Washington player to be on the list? That would be Washington Wizards alumnus and Chinese basketball star Yi Jianlian. He is also here for fans born on the 19th of each month.

Yes, there are Americans on this list, including a guy from Pronce George’s County, Maryland. But they don’t play for the Wizards or Mystics, so ... you can read the tweet if they win on your birthday.

Anyway, which player takes and makes the game-winner for you, based on this exercise?

I was born on June 30, so NBA legend Tony Parker will win a game with a 360 dunk!

For Kevin Broom, he was born on May 19. He wasn’t optimistic about his scenario.

And come on Kev! Yi will make that full court heave in a #SoWizards like game when they beat a juggernaut! (Followed by a blowout loss to another lottery doormat.)

There are some people who are blessed with Meesseman’s game winning skills however. My mother was born on July 8, so she gets to see the Belgian Beast tip in a buzzer beater, which I find to be realistic. But sometimes, you will find peculiar situations like people who were born on October 8!

Anyone born on June 8 where they see her do a 360 dunk? Her paintings are already giving Dutch painters like Rembrandt van Rijn and Vincent van Gogh a run for their money.

And she can probably have her own circus show.

Again, who do you have making the game winner with this tweet by FIBA? Let us know in the comments below.