Miami Heat Fan Hits Half Court Shot To Win $75K, Gets Bear Hug From LeBron [Video]

Sports
Like Us On Facebook
Like Us On Facebook

A Miami Heat fan won $75,000 during the break in between the third and fourth quarters of Friday night’s game at American Airlines Arena by sinking an incredibly lucky half-court hook shot.

The unbelievable shot excited the crowd, and LeBron James loved the shot so much that he ran out to half court and tackled him to the ground with a giant hug.

The fan didn’t seem to mind the takedown at all and, as one broadcaster put it, he “probably enjoyed the hug from LeBron more than the money”.

UPDATED: The fan has been identified as Michael Drysch, a 50-year-old computer technician, who was flown in from Illinois after being selected from a drawing for a chance to win the prize from the LeBron James Family Foundation. No wonder LeBron was so excited.

Duncan Steel | Elite.

Photo Credit: Getty Images

Share Tweet
React

Julian Sonny

From the sandy beaches of Hawaii, to the streets of New York: Julian has seen it all. His lifetime of travels has given him a broad scope of knowledge and an eclectic taste unlike any other in the tri-state area. Julian has often been compared to cultural icon, The Rock, because of his unequivocal work ethic and warrior-like stature.

More In Sports

Sports Sean Melia

Why The Patriots Are Letting Tom Brady Down

If you’re Tom Brady, you have to be pissed right now, right? Over the past 18 months, the New England Patriots have done very little to put him in a position to win (a popular term down in Foxborough). In March 2013, the Patriots let Wes Welker walk in free agency. Not only did he […]

Sports Joseph Milord

Muslim Chiefs Player Was Penalized After Kneeling To Pray In The End Zone

Kansas City Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah was handed what just may be the most controversial penalty of the season. After sliding into a kneel for Muslim prayer in the end zone, the six-year veteran was cited for unsportsmanlike conduct, which tacked 15 yards onto the Chiefs’ ensuing kickoff. The episode began once Abdullah intercepted a pass […]

Also On Elite

Technology

Shut Up And Take Our Money: The Apple Watch Is Finally Here

Apple’s ventured into new territory with its latest release, the Apple Watch. According to CEO Tim Cook, the new product makes “technology more personal.” The watch represents the company’s first attempt at joining the wearable tech market. It’s also Cook’s first chance at releasing an entirely new product. Here’s what you need to know about the […]

Motivation

If You Don’t Know Why You’re Doing It, What Are You Even Doing?

Your eyes pop open and a series of blinks occur. A visual of an adjacent wall, disturbing wallpaper and the leftovers from the monster of an appetite that reared its ugly head last night all greet you good morning. Your brain begins to load the image like an old computer blinking in and out, processing […]

Humor

Guy Perfectly Turns The Tables And Gives Text Spammer A Taste Of His Own Medicine

As far as I’m concerned, when you receive an annoying text from an unsolicited number, all social norms and niceties immediately fall to the wayside. A spam text is an act of war, and people should be permitted to respond accordingly. If you’re a professional annoying person, you want to make sure your victims won’t […]