MIAMI (AP) - A 50-year-old computer technician from McHenry, Ill., made a half-court shot to win $75,000 and a hug from LeBron James.
“Nice way to meet somebody,” Drysch said. “I can’t believe it.”
The long shot was a long shot, especially given Drysch’s shooting form.
“When he wound up I was like, `Oh no, there’s no way,’” James said. “When it dropped, that was awesome. I would have probably air-balled that one in that situation.”
Drysch said he practiced the shot and made “maybe 1 percent.”
“That was crazy,” Heat guard Dwyane Wade said. “The place erupted. It was like it was when we won the finals.”
“I heard the eruption, and I turned and I saw LeBron absolutely tackle him,” Spoelstra said.
“I had no idea what was going on. That fan, while he’ll love the $75,000, having that on video _ LeBron James tackling you at half court in front of 20,000 _ I think will be the longer-lasting memory.”