Lakers Fan Jamie Murry Wins $75K on Half-Court Shot, Celebrates with Anthony Davis

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured Columnist IVNovember 29, 2022

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 28: Anthony Davis #3 of the Los Angeles Lakers reacts to a play during the game against the Indiana Pacers on November 28, 2022 at Crypto.Com Arena in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2022 NBAE (Photo by Adam Pantozzi/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Los Angeles Lakers fans had at least one thing to celebrate during the team's 116-115 defeat to the Indiana Pacers on Monday.

Jamie Murry pocketed $75,000 and drew an ovation from the Crypto.com Arena crowd when he drained a half-court shot. Lakers star Anthony Davis celebrated with Murry on the court.

Los Angeles Lakers @Lakers

Sink the <a href="https://twitter.com/MGMRewards?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@MGMRewards</a> Big Shot Jackpot ✅<br>HIt the Griddy ✅<br>Celebrate with AD ✅ <a href="https://t.co/kDqbSobdS2">pic.twitter.com/kDqbSobdS2</a>

Murry told ESPN's Dave McMenamin he plans to give most of his winnings to his mom and will save the rest:

Dave McMenamin @mcten

Spoke to the $75,000 man, Jamie Murry, after he hit the big halfcourt shot at the Lakers game tonight. <a href="https://t.co/G70MdhqgEK">pic.twitter.com/G70MdhqgEK</a>

If only Murry's heave had counted toward Los Angeles' offensive output. Pacers guard Andrew Nembhard drained a three-pointer at the buzzer to hand the Lakers their 12th defeat of the season.