The Clippers may have to find another sponsor for their half-court shot contest next season. Dodge might be running out of cars.
By MICHAEL MARTINEZ FS West
LOS ANGELES — The
Clippers may have to find another sponsor for their half-court shot contest next season. Dodge might be running out of cars.
On Tuesday night, for the
second time this season, and third in almost a year, a fan hit a midcourt shot at a Clippers game and won a Dodge Dart. On the same night Hagop Blikian took delivery on his new car at Staples Center after winning the contest on Feb. 21, Kevin Liao of Woodland Hills swished in a shot from half-court to win a Dart.
“I can’t believe it,” Liao, 27, said after he walked off the court. Like Blikian, he’s a first-year season-ticket holder.
The folks at Dodge probably can’t believe it either. That’s two cars they’ve given away this season.
The Clippers went on to beat the visiting Portland Trail Blazers, 93-77.
During halftime on Feb. 21, Blikian, sporting a
Jamal Crawford jersey, nailed a half-court shot to win a Dart.
Check out the shot from Blikian below:
It doesn't end there.
In April 2012, Chance Lavitch celebrated his 21st birthday by hitting the same shot to win a Jeep Grand Cherokee.
Watch Clippers star
Chris Paul present Lavitch with his new Jeep: