50 year old Miami Heat fan, Michael Drysch, did the unimaginable. He was given the opportunity to shoot a half court shot at the game.....and nailed it! Michael got to go home with $75,000 cash and a very memorable bear hug from "King James" himself.
“That was awesome, man,” LeBron James said in an ESPN interview. “I was excited for him. When he wound up like that, I was like, ‘Oh no, there’s no way.’ And then when I saw it in the air, I was like, ‘Oh, that’s got a chance.’ I was happy to be a part of that.”
“It’s a great way to meet somebody like that,” Michael Drysch said. “I had no idea he was coming over to me like that. That was amazing. What a great feeling to experience something like this.”
You have to check out the amazing video here. You can feel the excitement from the crowd!
Peace & Love,
- The Good World News
Happy Birthday to Jackie Robinson (January 31st). Robinson was the first African American Major League Baseball Player of the modern era.
In 1947 as a Brooklyn Dodger, Jackie Robinson broke the baseball color line, and throughout his life was extremely influential in the Civil Rights Movement.
Robinson had an exceptional baseball career playing in 6 World Series, 6 All Star Games, 1947 Rookie Of The Year, and 1949 League MVP. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall Of Fame in 1962.
In 1997, Major League Baseball "universally" retired his uniform number, 42, across all major league teams; he was the first pro athlete in any sport to be so honored. Since that time, Major League Baseball has adopted a new annual tradition called "Jackie Robinson Day," in which all players on all teams wear #42.
"Team Long Brothers" is what they call themselves and completing triathlons is their game. Connor Long, 9, is the older one who assists his younger brother Cayden, 8, in their triathlons. Cayden has cerebral palsy and he is showing the world that this won't stop him from accomplishing what most can only dream of.
How does it work? They start in the water where Connor pulls his brother who is in an inflatable harness. Then they move to the 3 mile bike portion where a cart with Cayden is attached to Connor's bike. Cayden is pushed in a cart for the remaining half mile run. The awesome duo does not complete this amazing task on their own - in each triathlon, they are constantly encouraged by screaming crowds. They are starting to get worldwide fame.
Their Facebook page has nearly 20,000 followers! Pretty impressive for two cool kids under the age of 10 :) A few weeks ago, the brothers were asked to be the 12th Titan at the NFL football game in Nashville. They got to hang out with the players, raise the flag, and enjoy front row seats!! Sounds like these two brothers have a great thing going on.
The two brothers are having a blast! Check out their expressions as they cross the finish :) -Image Credit: http://www.teamlongbrothers.blogspot.com/
As they say on their website - "Doesn't Matter Where You Finish As Long As You Cross Together". We couldn't have said it better ourselves.
Peace & Love,
The Good World News