Nothing But Net... and $235,000

"I just ran and shot it -- one step -- and followed through"

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    NEWSLETTERS

    An electrician electrifies the Staples Center crowd with the best shot of the night.

    He's the man who made the best shot at Tuesday night's Lakers game.

    He's not Kobe Bryant or Kevin Durant. He wasn't even wearing a uniform

    He's a 29-year-old electrician from Compton named Craig Calloway. His half-court shot during a half-time promotion netted him $235,000.

    Electrician Shocks Lakers Crowd With Big Shot

    [LA] Electrician Shocks Lakers Crowd With Big Shot
    An electrician electrifies the Staples Center crowd with the best shot of the night.

    "The most nervous part of the night for me was when I first got picked," Calloway said. "As it carried on, I calmed down. I was totally relaxed. I squared up, and I just ran and shot it -- one step -- and followed through.

    Nothing but net. Calloway admits that he initially thought the ball would fall short.

    "I thought I air-balled it," he said. "When it went through the hole, I just turned around and started screaming."

    Now that he has an extra 200 Gs, he's taking care of business.

    "I definitely have a few things I need to pay off," Calloway said. "Everything else is really about my family."

    Oh, and the Lakers won 95-92.