The person who nailed a million dollar shot during a basketball game was taken aback by Michael Jordan’s remark

Michael Jordan's comment to man who made million dollar shot at basketball game left him stunned

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The Calhoun Shot was a once-in-a-lifetime occurrence

If you hit a long shot from far away in basketball to win a million dollars, you would expect to receive a reward, wouldn't you?

On April 14, 1994, during a break in the game between the Chicago Bulls and the Miami Heat, a fan amazed everyone with an incredible throw.

Don Calhoun, an office supply salesman, amazed the crowd at the stadium by throwing the basketball like a javelin and scoring.

The Bull's teammate warmly welcomed him as part of their team, giving him high fives and a hug. Even legend Michael Jordan praised him, saying ‘great shot kid'.

High praise indeed.

Calhoun's incredible feat made him famous after 19 unsuccessful attempts by others.

Yet, Don would soon realize that obtaining his money would prove to be much more challenging than he had anticipated.

The insurance refused to provide compensation, claiming that Calhoun violated the competition's rules by playing college basketball.

In the end, the sponsors of the event assured him that they would give him the money if the insurance company didn't. For the next two decades, he got $50,000 every year, but after taxes, it was only $38,000.

He saw Jordan again a couple of weeks later and expressed his desire to get the basketball legend's autograph on the ball he used to make the shot.

Don was then embraced by the bulls teammate like an old teammate, handing out high fives and a hug to Michael Jordan.  (NBA)

Don was then embraced by the bulls teammate like an old teammate, handing out high fives and a hug to Michael Jordan. (NBA)

Calhoun was told by a friend that Jordan regularly attended his child's basketball games at school. The who could make a million dollar shot decided to bring his ball, hoping to get Jordan's autograph.

Calhoun was informed by Jordan's security that the famous basketball player did not sign any documents during his child's game. However, as the event was concluding, a security guard allowed Calhoun to accompany Jordan to his .

Calhoun stated that the initial question Jordan posed to him while they were walking together was: “Have you received your payment?”

The man was shocked when he heard what the basketball said about Calhoun getting the money. Jordan told him, “We insisted that they give it to you.”

Don found that it would be a lot harder to get his money than he expected.(NBA)

Don found that it would be a lot harder to get his money than he expected.(NBA)

“We were upset that they were trying not to pay you.”

Eventually, Calhoun managed to get Jordan's autograph on his famous ball by sending it to his steakhouse, as Jordan refused to sign anything at his kid's game.

Calhoun was anxious about never seeing his valuable item again, but he chose to have faith in Jordan. Eventually, he received a phone call from the steakhouse informing him that ‘Michael signed it and he hopes you're doing well'.

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