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Oklahoma Thunder Fan Who Sinks Shot Will Use Money For Wife's Cancer Treatment

One fan was plucked from the stands at the Oklahoma City Thunder game on Tuesday night at Chesapeake Energy Arena and tasked with making a half-court shot for $20,000. The joy he shows after making the shot runs deep, because the money should help in his wife's battle against cancer. 

NewsOK.com reports Heath Kufahl took the amazing shot between the third and fourth quarters of the eventual Thunder win over the Lakers, 122-105. When it went in, Kufahl ran around the court like an NBA player dropping the game-winner in Game 7 of the NBA Finals.

Nabbing 20 large is a huge deal, so his excitement is certainly warranted. Still, the story is far more powerful when you hear more about this youth basketball coach from Del City, Oklahoma

It's always cool to see someone make that shot, but for the Kufahls and their seven children, it means a bit more: Heath's wife, Jenni, was diagnosed with Stage 3 colon cancer in October of 2012. The money will be used for mounting medical bills.

By: Gabe Zaldivar, Bleacher Report

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