Some guy emailed Barstool Sports about the insane live wager his friend made in the middle of the Los Angeles Clippers improbable comeback against the Memphis Grizzlies Sunday night.
Here’s what he said (sic, via Deadspin):
So, a couple nights, I was watching the Clippers get annihilated into the 4th quarter by the Grizzlies. I checked the Live Wagering option on my bookies website, and saw an insane money line. The Grizzles were up 27 at this point with about 8 minutes to play. You could bet that the Clippers would win the game, 100 dollars down to win $55,555. As a joke, my boy put down 25 dollars to win close to thirteen grand. After a 3 pointer immediately after that by the Clippers, he put another 50 on it, for another 27k. Well, before my very eyes, the Clippers f—ing won. Off 75 dollars my friend made $40,000 in cash.
This is a screen shot of the money line (via Barstool Sports):
Photo: Barstool Sports
Talk about lucky.
He really had nothing to lose by making a relatively small bet, but like Los Angeles, he needed EVERYTHING to go his way to come out on top.
The Clippers’ comeback was one for the ages. They had to go on a 26-1 run just to grab a one-point lead. If you missed the end of the game, here’s a sped up version of it, cheesy music and all:
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