A Lakers fan had a once in a lifetime opportunity last night, as he got chosen to be the contestant during a timeout to hit a half-court shot for $100,000. With the bag on the line, the LA fan stepped onto the hardwood in hopes of walking away with a massive payday. That's exactly what he did, as he stepped up and drilled the shot from half court.
That's how you take advantage of the moment, folks. This Lakers fan just became $100,000 richer in the blink of an eye, and in spectacular fashion as well, shooting in a real jump shot form, as opposed to the typically seen heave from the logo.
These half-court shooting contest have produced some memorable moments in the past. Who could forget when LeBron James tackled this lucky Heat fan in 2013 after he won $75,000 via a half-court shot?
While this Laker fan's shot didn't spur quite the same reaction from the King, he was still plenty excited after cashing in on the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.