This is really funny. I remember a guy next to me after Sasha hit the 3 at the buzzer (which was technically bad form) say that he hit the spread. Well, I didn’t realize it at the time but check this out:

CNBC.com: So I called R.J. Bell of Pregame.com who is really good at number crunching, to ask him how much Vujacic cost those that took the Spurs. Bell said that, from looking at betting data he had access to, that 66 percent of people took the Spurs and the 7.5 points or 8 points.

Bell estimates that the game did about $3 million in bets in Las Vegas, but he estimates that worldwide, the game did about $300 million in action. Bell said that, when considering the line move, that shot swung at least $100 million in bets.

  • tamir

    Sasha better hire himself some good bodygaurds. Maybe Mbenga can work some detail for him?

  • Jloyola

    yeah i had feeling about this…

  • http://letsgolakers.com Mr.81

    Lmao, I had a bet on too and Sasha’s shot made it .5 of a point of me losing the bet…

  • Lakers 24 7

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    lmao, yea Mbenga is a black belt, but SASHA IS MACHINE HE NO WORRY BECAUSE HE MACHINE, HE MAKE 3-POINTER BECAUSE THATS WHAT MACHINE DO

    lollll

  • http://www.deluxpro.com Viva Vegas

    FREAKIN’ SASHA

  • varsityoptimism

    this is the bet story i have ever heard.

    he also cost jack in the box $18,997

  • http://www.hard-wood.org/?cat=34 Billy Kupchak

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    ~rofLmao~ :D

  • lyk13

    Wow, didn’t expect that shot to have such an impact….LOL!!!!

  • roscoe

    what did i say in the other comment box? lol. I’m a professional gambler for a living, (poker, not sports, but I do sports too) and I was laughing my ass off. I usually do like betting laker games but I haven’t this post season cause combined with the emotional investment it’s too much. ha. But damn $100 million either way based on that shot is funny.

    And this is far from a great gambling story. Actually happens quite often. But in a game this big and widely bet, it’s great.