Filipino wins nearly P5 million after making halfcourt shot at Lakers game

Rappler.com
Filipino wins nearly P5 million after making halfcourt shot at Lakers game
This Pinoy has ice in his veins

MANILA, Philippines – Jerald Acoba, a 30-year-old Filipino based in Tulare, California, became a rich man on Tuesday, January 3 (Wednesday morning, Manila time).

During the Los Angeles Lakers’ victory over the Memphis Grizzlies at the Staples Center, Acoba converted a halfcourt shot to win the MGM Big Shot Jackpot contest. 

After the attempt went in, Acoba celebrated the same way Los Angeles point guard D’Angelo Russell does – by pointing at the “ice in his veins.”

Watch the $95,000-winning shot above.

In his Instagram account bio, Acoba says he’s a Filipino whose favorite sports teams include the Lakers, San Francisco 49ers and San Francisco Giants. He told NBA.com that he wants to buy his mother a new car with the money. – Rappler.com

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