The Lakers are so hot even their fans are hitting big shots and winning.
Between the 3rd and 4th quarter of the Lakers victory over the Suns – giving them their first three game win streak since 2013 – a computer programmer/Lakers fan named Travis Milne won $35,000 by hitting a half-court shot. He celebrated by high-fiving a few Lakers, including Swaggy P and Metta World Peace, and doing his best D’Angelo “ice in my veins” Russell impersonation.
“I saw him make the shot (but) I didn’t see the ‘ice in my veins,’” Said Russell after the game. “I probably would’ve celebrated with him.”
If the impersonation wasn’t cool enough, Milne was wearing some Kobe Crazy 8 Adidas shoes. So it’s gotta be the shoes right? Well, it turns out the fan’s nickname is “Mr. Big Shot” and he used to wear #5 when playing for the Boys and Girls Club youth Lakers team. Guess who else wore #5 as a member of the Lakers? None other than Mr Big Shot Robert Horry.
And if all of those coincidences wasn’t crazy enough, the contest shot was called “The Big Shot Jackpot.”