The fan halfcourt shot is a time-honored basketball tradition that usually promises its contestant a nice prize (like a car or some money) if they can hit a shot from halfcourt with all the pressure of a live stadium looking down on them.

A Grizzlies fan who attended yesterday’s Memphis-Cleveland game was in store for a very different type of prize after he nailed the halfcourt shot during a game break. The man’s undeniable clutchness did not earn him a free Kia or a giant check. No, instead of some fleeting piece of glory, the fan received a reward far greater and more satisfying than any vehicle or small lump sum of money. He received crispy, golden Sonic tater tots for the rest of his carb-loading life.

Truly, this is the most fortuitous sports story of our times.

[The Big Lead]