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McHenry Man Hits Epic Half-Court Shot For $75,000

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Michael Drysch made a once-in-a-lifetime shot from half-court at the Heat-Pistons game. LeBron James was pleased, to say the least.

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"Be Like Mike" took on whole new meaning Friday night in Miami.

Michael Drysch, a computer technician from McHenry, made a once-in-a-lifetime shot from half-court as part of a promotion from the LeBron James Family Foundation and Carmex at the Heat-Pistons game.

Video of the shot shows Drysch heave the ball from mid-court then tracks the ball as it swishes through the basket to Drysch's shock and LeBron James' delight. James leaps into Drysch, bear-hugging him to the ground, all smiles and cheers.

The hook shot won him and the Boys & Girls Club of America $75,000 and some obvious love from a Miami Heat star.

James told reporters he would have air-balled if he attempted the same shot.

Drysch said he practiced the shot and only made it about 1 percent of the time. He plans to use the money --which works out to about $52,000 -- to pay bills.

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