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Miami Heat fan makes a $75,000 shot and provokes a tackle from LeBron James

Jeet Pukhrambam
|Tue Aug 16 2022

Imagine you hit a half-court shot, for an eye-watering $75,000 and on top of it all, LeBron James of all people tackles you on the court! 

NBA games are a spectacle in themselves, if you haven’t been to one, you’re kind of missing out. From the entertaining cheerleaders to the vast array of food in stadiums, there is something for everyone.

To keep spirits up and to keep the audiences hooked, teams often give out prizes for completing challenges on the court. And they range from the bizarre to the simple, make a half-court shot and win x$!

So, the most famous incident involving fans came in 2013, when the Miami Heat were playing the Detroit Pistons. During the third quarter, one of the fans inside was selected through a charity to take the half-court shot.

What was the prize on the line? $75,000! Yes, a single shot to win big. What happened next?

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A fan makes a crazy half-court shot, wins $75,000, and gets tackled by LeBron James!

So, Michael Drysch has the day of his life. He gets selected by the LBJ foundation to take a half-court shot and what do you know? He drains it! Bags $75,000, a life-changing sum, and on top of that LeBron James tackled him and hugged him when it happened!

Some just get to live the dream. The fan even appeared on the post-game show alongside LBJ. He lived the dream, even if it was for a single day.

While the incident itself is old, this reminds us of how fun basketball games are in arenas. Stay tuned to this space for more stories from LeBron James from our vaults.

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Jeet Pukhrambam

Jeet Pukhrambam

Jeet Pukhrambam is TheSportsRush's editor and creative writer. After freelancing for five years as an independent writer, Jeet has created thousands of blog posts and articles. He now covers intriguing news reports and throwback stories on all things NBA. In his free time, he enjoys techno, football, cooking, and traveling. Jeet takes pride in his critical thinking, music playlists, and his love for spaghetti.

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