VIDEO: Fan nets half-way line basket & a hug from LeBron James
Friday night was certainly pretty special for Michael Drysch – a computer technician from Illinois.
Not only did he make the $75,000 money shot at half-time of Miami Heat's clash with Detroit Pistons with an awkward looking hook shot, but also received the mother of all celebratory hugs from an equally excited LeBron James.
The 9-time All-star told NBA TV “I saw it the whole way, I was like ‘that got a chance, that got a chance’… When it went down I was just as excited as him. I was just as surprised as him.”
I think Mr. Drysch may have been a bit more surprised when he saw the three-time MVP racing towards him before embracing him in a huge bear hug in the middle of the AmericanAirlines Arena court, finding himself in a heap under the 6’8, 250lbs superstar.
Now, $75,000 is of course nothing to be sniffed at, but as sports fans we can almost guarantee the highlight of Drysch’s night was the embrace he received from a genuinely delighted James.
Watch the shot for yourself: