MIAMI LeBron James is earning 17.5 million this season. But the Miami Heat star sure got excited about seeing somebody make 75,000.
Between the third and fourth quarters of Miami's 110-88 win Friday night over Detroit at AmericanAirlines Arena, a fan who had been selected for a contest on James' website made a halfcourt hook shot to win the money. With the crowd roaring, James stormed the court and tackled the fan with joy.
"Once he made it, it was instinct," James said. "It didn't matter what consequences came with it. Ain't going to be none. I was excited about it. I'm excited for him. Excited for the moment. It was pretty awesome. That's just who I am."
The fan, Michael Drysch, 50, of McHenry, Ill., had been selected randomly out of 30,000 applicants in a contest sponsored by Carmex and featured on LeBronJames.com. When Drysch made the shot, it also meant the lip-balm company that has a deal with James donated 75,000 to the Boys and Girls Clubs of America.
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