Bleacher Report @BleacherReport
Ice in his veins! ❄️ https://t.co/TZXIYb5Tdr2017-11-19 02:29:13
As Tom Layberger of FootballMatters reported last November, high school student Mike Shelly overcame cancer en route to completing an awe-inspiring return to the football field.
On Saturday, Shelly conquered a different foe, and the Philadelphia 76ers are rewarding him for his achievement.
During a break in the contest between the 76ers and Golden State Warriors at Wells Fargo Center, Shelly drained a layup, a foul shot, a three-pointer and, most impressively, a half-court bomb to win free Chick-fil-A biscuits for those in attendance.
As ESPN's Darren Rovell and HBSE communications vice president Dave Sholler explained, the best was yet to come for the sharpshooter:
Darren Rovell @darrenrovell
Mike Shelly, who hit layup, foul shot, 3-pointer & half court shot Saturday in Philly, got 76 Chick fil-A gift cards & is flying on team plane to Atlanta for visit to Chick fil-A HQ. https://t.co/spMvcsm2NI2017-11-20 23:32:04
Dave Sholler @DaveSholler
Mike Shelly, who beat cancer last year and then wowed fans in Philly by hitting incredible half-court shot on Saturday, is heading on the trip of a lifetime courtesy of @sixers & @ChickfilA! Special thanks to @MarkelleF & @ChristianCrosby! https://t.co/hvZKV7s1mJ2017-11-20 23:41:38
The Sixers may want to remember Shelly the next time they need a buzzer-beater.