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Watch LeBron tackle the guy who hit a half-court shot for $75,000

The Heat's 110-88 victory against the Pistons on Friday night had plenty of highlights but none was bigger than the half-court shot a sweepstakes winner knocked down during a third-quarter timeout.

Michael Drysch of McHenry, Ill., made the unlikely basket with a half-armed hook shot and was immediately tackled by LeBron James, who apparently was more interested in the exhibition shot than the play Erik Spoelstra was drawing up during the timeout. James wasn't in the game at the time, so he charged Drysch and took him to the ground with a hug.

The shot, sponsored by Carmex, earned Drysch $75,000. Carmex will also donate $75,000 to James' charity, which supports the Boys and Girls Club. Drysch was randomly selected from 30,000 people to attempt the shot. He practiced the hook shot for a few days before flying to Miami. He said he used a hook shot because that's the only way he could reach the rim from midcourt. A computer technician, Drysch grew up a Bulls fan but might now change his allegiance after Friday night.
The shot came after the Heat had already blown the game open. The Heat trailed 31-30 entering the second quarter, but the Heat dominated the second period and then distanced itself from the Pistons in the second half.

Wade had 17 points on 7 of 9 shooting in the second quarter. He finished with 29 points, going 12 of 20 from the field. Wade has scored 91 points in his last three games.

James had 23 points, seven rebounds and seven assists. The Heat now begins a nine-day, four-game road trip, which begins in Boston on Sunday. It will be Ray Allen's first game in TD Garden since signing with the Heat in the offseason. The Heat has won four straight games.

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Another entertaining game...but THAT was the play of the year ! LeBron's reaction was hilarious !

Just how classy are the Heat by honouring these past Heat players. Love watching the past video clips of all these great players and then seeing these guys at the games - AWESOME !

Ive been away for a while, but im back.. I know you missed me,lol its ok...

I did not know Brian Grant had Parkinsons Disease.. mmm he was a heck of a player! and Eddie Jones! it was good seeing those guys back in miami.

You didn't know he had Parkinson's? Wow, are you sure your a Heat fan? That's embarrassing.

LOL dude was on the team from 01 - 05 ... after that I havnt paid attention to him.. he was not showing signs of that when he was in Miami, so why should I know about that? lol ..

Uhhhh it's been in the news for 2 years, he has a foundation. Do you live in a cave?

How bout that for stupid. Wade not only played awful but also stupid. Spo coached stupid. What the hell kind of play calling was that ? That kind of stupid basketball will not win a championship. Even LeBron outside of several great moves...made some really stupid plays. The half court offense was stupid. Boston wants that 8th seed so they can push you around some more.

Have fun at the White House boys....

An absolute horrific game by the Heat!!! Wade was AWFUL! Where was Lebron on the final play??? Battier was shooting the last shot??? Huh??? Without Rondo we lose to the Celtics, losers of 6 straight. They should be embarrassed! And I don't want to hear from Black the Trucker with the typical we move forward crap either. We have no business losing to the Celtics. No Mike Miller??? Spoelstra is a moron! Instead he plays Rashard Lewis. WTF I'm pissed off!

@BKY It must be in the news only in Miami.. I havn't lived in south florida for 7 years..

That was a heated game all the way to the end. Bosh showed up early, they should have kept going to him. but as always, if its not Bron or Wade thats got the hot hand, they keep feeding them the ball until they make some buckets. This could have been an easy win if they kept Bosh involved. Battier is still in his shooting slump, but im sure he'll come out of it after the ASG.. and WHAT THE HECK IS UP WITH RIO!?!!?

Let me be clear... We just got ROBBED.... There's no way we should have lost this game....

And yes... we move forward...

That team is now off the radar... They're DONE...

GOOD...

And plz TRADE RAY ALLEN...

Now y'all should see what I was talking about earlier this season... GET RID OF HIM FAST...

Now, enjoy the trip to the White House...

Smitty, Good points! Bosh has the hot hand early, and Spo once again did not draw up a shot for the man in the 4th, or 2 OT's! Completely unacceptable! And RIO? He was awful along with Battier. Not to worry, the Heat will not be picking up Rio's 4 million dollar option next season anyway, Thank God! His inconsistency has got to go, he is so unrealiable!

Black, You now bring no CREDIBILITY to this blog, I want to strangle you!
1. got ROBBED??? How? Spoelstra was completely outCOACHED AGAIN! Wade played horrible! 6-20 shooting, 6 turnovers. Brutal game!
2. and plz TRADE RAY ALLEN??? WHY??? 21 Points Off the BENCH, he had once again a clutch 3 late in the game.
3. I don't know what your beef is with Ray but it's really getting old. Come on here with better stuff than that garbage. You have no clue what your talking about!
4. "Now y'all should see what I was talking about earlier this season... GET RID OF HIM FAST"
Explain what the HELL that means??? He wasn't the reason we lost the game! He has had a great season for us, OFF THE BENCH I MIGHT ADD!

5. and NO we don't move forward, that was a horrific TEAM effort again. Without Rondo and Boston losing 6 straight coming in, we should of blew them off the floor! What a joke. Boston may be done Yes, but that was an unacceptable performance.

I agree 100 % with BKY & Smitty here...Black your comments are just plain stupid again.

First, Hubie Brown is stupid...get his ass out please and take your "there you go, that's it" up your ass.

Then, how can a championship team play .500 ball ? That is on Spo...ridiculous half court hero ball offense from LBJ or Wade with occasional 3 ball from Ray or Shane. Battier looks dead tired, Chalmers can't guard my grand-ma (thank God he's not on the floor during crunchtime), and Wade looked like a total idiot whining to LeBron after 1st overtime blunder. Just god-awful half court execution when it counted vs a Celtic team playing without Rondo...how does this happen? No excuses please. This team has zero killer instinct...just look at that pathetic road record.

No doubt...Boston wants that 8th seed.

And one more...have you seen it ? I did...the last two games I ragged CB about just catching & shooting. He AGAIN played a more effective game offensively the last two games.

Today, Spo just had no feel for the game whatsoever. Why there wasn't any designed plays for Bosh around the lane & rim makes no sense. Having LBJ & Wade take turns going solo...is not an offense Wake the hell up !

Look out...this road trip could turn into a disaster. Good luck in Brooklyn, Indiana, and even Toronto. Will be lucky to go .500. Great way to start out another character builder Spo...

Why the heck didn't Spo have LeBron post up...especially when it was obvious Boston figured out how to slow down & cover both LeBron & Wade on the perimeter ? Spo has this stubborn tendency that one day will catch up to him. I can understand & admire the loyalty thing...but you have got bring more than one or two different "go to" ideas to the floor each game. I wish I knew why this team struggles so much on the road.

Y'all just don't get it... The ref's called a bad game from start to finish... And it was one sided, in they're favor... Check out how many bad calls were made to put them at the line early... or put Rio in foul trouble.. took him out of the flow and off the court... Do y'all not see how different games are called and how we get robbed more often then not... if y'all don't then I'll just stop right there... The ref's kept the game close, and they got to the line far too many times.. and we didn't get the same calls... perfect example was that OKC-L.A game... KD gets calls all game.. half of them he wasn't fouled at all... Both Bron and Wade got hit too many times, and didn't get the calls.. Look, if y'all don't see it... That's fine... I see it... And Ray sold us out, again... Plz get him off this roster... missing free throws to not going to the ball, to missing shots you know he's missing on purpose.. Look, y'all don't have to agree with me... But I say trade his ass... get rid of him fast... DO NOT GO INTO THE POSTSEASON WITH HIM ON THIS ROSTER..

And yes we move forward... the reason I say that is, we can not let one loss stop what we have here... WE WILL WIN THE TROPHY AGAIN THIS YEAR...

Although y'all don't see what I see, I hope the team understands or see's exactly what I'm talking about and keeps a focus on the big picture.. THE TITLE...

And whatever happen in this game, I say it again, WE MOVE FORWARD... The show doesn't stop... The ship doesn't sink... Stay the course... We will see who the last team standing is... They won the battle 2day... But we will win the war, by season's end...

Black, the refs did call some bad fouls..the charge on Wade, when lebron drove the baseline and was pushed, when pierce pushed Wade to get the rebound - why do they get away with...whether its classified as physical or not, you still call the foul! - but the thing is Miami knows the game will be called this way and should have their strategy include it.

My take -

DWade is lazy. I read Lebron comes early to arena with James and Allen. Where's Wade?!? He needs to be there working on his game giving extra hours throughout the season and during the off season. He won't take it to the hole hard anymore because his laziness has affected his endurance and ability to hang in the air and he doing FLOATERS?!?!? He's not adding to his game but replacing going hard to the hole and dunking with FLOATERS, one of the hardest shots to master?!?!

DWade is the new NBA Tim Hardaway without the 3 point shot and dribbling.

I said Miami should dominate and steal the confidence of other teams and make the playoffs a formality. Meanwhile they aren't showing up to games and are raising the confidence of other teams and lowering their self confidence. So you're either dominant or conquered.

Spo will never be that guy who will make the Heat the greatest team of all time. He will forever have Miami barely making the cut. Just squeaking by; Barely Great <-- New motto candidates for the heat.

I see it all black, I'm a season ticket holder!!! You have no idea what your talking about! Yeah, we signed Ray Allen and he purposely missed shots today? Your such a moron!!!

Bust, Did you not read last week that Wade showed up for a 11am practice at 8:30am? Guess not.

@eb,

You really can't sit there and say Wade doesn't on his game... That just sounds crazy... He has gotten better throughout this season and his play has been great over the last month... What the hell are you talking about...

@bky
We all know your a season ticket holder... For the millionth time, you tell us again...

I have stated it from the begin, I do not trust Ray Allen on this team and would luv for the Heat to trade him... That's not going to change... Get him off this team... He should have stayed in Boston... We don't need him...

The thing that gets me the most about y'all is, when we win, we're the greatest... when we lose, we're lazy, our coach sucks, the sky is fallen...

All I ask for is a fair called game... And players who are all in for the cause of winning.. Not selling us out..

Like I said, maybe y'all don't see it the way I see it.. That's fine.. I've yet to be wrong on a hunch... I'm just saying...

left a word out..

@eb...

You really can't sit there and say Wade doesn't work on his game... just sounds crazy...

And for the ones who think having added a foul line jumper to the game of either or all the guys is a negative thing, your missing out on their greatness.. that's a good shot... And with injuries right in front of us just playing the Celtics, We have to be smart, and put ourselves in position to be around come postseason.. Not to mention, it's a effective shot... At the end of the day, as long as the ball goes through the basket.. it's good... We will have time to attack come postseason... For right now... We're ok..

They messed up the plan.. but it's ok... we move forward...

still #1 seed... I just think, we should be able to go 60-22 this season, and hold the top seed in the east... but, for whatever reason, their not calling our games fairly... don't know why... but its clear to me just watching that we're getting robbed of being able to win more games... I counted five a month ago.. the count is up to 8.. i'm just sayin...

You have yet to be wrong a hunch??? Hahahaha now that's funny!!! Players are all in for the cause of winning and not selling us out??? Wow, your really something else. You really think Ray Allen is trying to miss shots on purpose? Your definitely on drugs. You also want us to trade somebody everyday. And you say that we lose a game we us bloggers all lose it? Yeah, Spo got out coached, Bosh was non-existent in the latter stages, and Wade was terrible today. Those are all FACTS!!!

yep, I must have missed the 11 am thing, but at the same time you don't hear about Wade being the last one in practice, the last one to leave too often and right now, he actually needs to be that player and also get the bench and Chalmers to stay late so they can also work on their game. There is a laziness to how Wade plays these days. But as far as one day he came in a 8 am before an 11 day practice, I stand corrected.

the sky is blue in the morning, and it turns black at night...

so whats your point...

That's freak. Awesome I wish I was that guy I LOVE Lebron like you don't even know/3

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