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Fan hits halfcourt shot to win $77K, gets mobbed by Suns players (VIDEO)

Mar 29, 2014, 11:00 AM EDT

The Suns have had this promotion at home games for several years. A fan gets to choose a shot from one of three spots on the floor to win either $777 for making a free throw, $7,777 for making a three-pointer, or $77,777 for draining a halfcourt shot.

From a pure value standpoint, if you have any basketball experience at all, it makes the most sense to try for the three-pointer — it’s a makable shot for many, and almost eight grand for doing so is no small reward.

But almost everyone would choose to try the halfcourt heave, and most never came close.

Tim Boven, however, calmly rattled it home, and after surviving the hip check from Gerald Green, was mobbed by the rest of the Suns in celebration.

It’s not uncommon for NBA players to become overjoyed when something like this happens. LeBron James, remember, tackled a fan who performed a similar feat back in 2013.

(By the way, check out the referees and their complete non-reaction at the six-second mark — how is that even possible?)

  1. ningenito78 - Mar 29, 2014 at 11:17 AM

    The guy getting almost knocked unconscious by the Green chest bump made me laugh out loud.

  2. bballhistorian - Mar 29, 2014 at 11:43 AM

    Refs probably jealous because they dont make that kind of money in a season.

  3. crik911 - Mar 29, 2014 at 1:10 PM

    I love it, see how much lower he was on that chest bump! He might have drained a shot but I bet the farm he cant even touch mesh let alone metal lol

  4. willkill4caffeine - Mar 29, 2014 at 2:42 PM

    This is why I love sports

  5. billsfanaddict - Mar 29, 2014 at 4:06 PM

    the refs are clearly german

    • nykfanwakemeupin2015 - Mar 30, 2014 at 10:38 PM

      lol

      Germans are such mean sob’s lol

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