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Thunder fan hits halfcourt shot to win $20K, gets tackled by Kevin Durant (VIDEO)

Mar 24, 2013, 10:36 PM EDT

LeBron James started the tradition earlier this year, when he tackled a fan who hit a halfcourt shot in Miami to win $75,000.

The cost of living is far less in Oklahoma City, so the fan who hit the shot on Sunday won just $20,000 for the same effort. But he asked for Kevin Durant to come out and join the celebration, and his wish was granted, with Durant similarly hugging the young man and taking him to the ground.

Fans in Oklahoma City have been knocking down these shots at a fairly high percentage, all things considered. In fact, according to the Thunder’s stats people, they’ve been hitting more halfcourt shots lately than regular field goal attempts Derek Fisher has made, in almost the same amount of games.


  1. kingbeason52 - Mar 24, 2013 at 10:48 PM

    Thats pretty awesome..and he ran striaght to his old lady to celebrate..good for him..

  2. sunsation3413 - Mar 24, 2013 at 11:09 PM

    No video for iPad users…again. Gotta love my NBCST app made especially for iPad!

    • Kurt Helin - Mar 25, 2013 at 2:46 AM

      We are working on that.

      • broncobeta - Mar 25, 2013 at 11:03 AM

        Can we get articles categorized by teams?

        I mean hell, hire me to do it. I’ll do it for free.

  3. dko83 - Mar 25, 2013 at 12:56 AM


  4. hannsta - Mar 25, 2013 at 3:21 AM

    And shortly after they went on a 14-0 run finish off my blazers :'(!

  5. jda247 - Mar 25, 2013 at 9:27 AM

    This Guy must really want to be like Lebron. Lebrons was more genuine.

    • doctordunkenstein - Mar 25, 2013 at 12:15 PM

      agreed, next up kd gonna be doing lbj foot stomps after making a big dagger 3

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