Saturday, January 26, 2013

LeBron James Tackles Fan

By Al Diaz
One of the requirements of my job is to transmit photos during a sporting event to make deadline for the Miami Herald’s section front and for any online needs.

During a basketball game I have to walk off the court to the media room where I “ingest” my photos using Photo Mechanic editing software and sending the photos FTP to the office.

When I do this there is always a chance that something can happen that goes viral, a doozie that all the sports writers talk about, such as a spectacular play in the game or a major injury. Lets say the Miami Heat’s Chris Bosh injures his back during the NBA playoffs, prompting doubt that the team could reach the finals without him. I’m glad I captured that moment last year.

Not last night. I missed it when a jubilant LeBron James tackles a fan that sinks a basket from mid court with a half-armed hook shot to win $75,000! I was inside transmitting.

Here is the ultimate highlight of Michael Drysch, a 50-year-old computer technician, shooting the shot of his life but I shot none.

Here is an updated story on Drysch, click here.