Mr Beast gives Knicks fan $10,000 prize for epic half-court shot - Dexerto

Mr Beast gives Knicks fan $10,000 prize for epic half-court shot

Published: 11/Jan/2020 22:20

by Virginia Glaze


YouTube star and internet philanthropist Jimmy “Mr Beast” Donaldson wasn’t impressed by a New York Knicks fan’s prize for making an impressive half-court basket, and decided to pitch in himself.

Mr Beast is known across social media as the internet’s “Good Samaritan,” using his status as a top YouTuber and his own brand deals to gift funds to everyone from waitresses to Twitch streamers and even pizza delivery men.

However, the YouTuber took things to the next level via Twitter on January 11, after taking notice of a viral Tweet from Sports Center.

MrBeast, InstagramThanks to YouTuber MrBeast’s generosity, one New York Knicks fan got a much better prize than what he originally won.

The Tweet included a video of a Knicks fan popping off after making a jaw-dropping half-court shot during a break in a game, with his prize being $1,000 in scratch-off tickets.

It doesn’t look like Mr Beast was too dazzled by the fan’s prize as he was his skills, though, as he went on to offer the man a whopping $10,000 for making the shot.

“$1k in scratch off tickets?” Mr Beast Tweeted in reply. “Tell this man to dm me and I’ll send him $10,000 for hitting that shot.”

Amid the jokes from his own crew that they were, in fact, the fan, the actual man in question managed to see the Tweet and replied to Mr Beast — leading to a hilarious conversation between the two.

“What’s up stop playing!” the man, a photographer going by the handle “APTheAngel,” responded.

Mr Beast wasn’t going to throw out cash without proof, though, and asked the Knicks fan for evidence it was actually him before proceeding.

In response, APTheAngel sent the YouTuber a humorous video of himself, saying, “Here’s a video of me walking down the street. Do I look like the dude? I dunno, what kind of proof do you need?”

Luckily for the fan, it seems that he’s scored a major cash reward for his viral half-court victory — a much better prize in place of scratch-off tickets, although he has yet to confirm if he’s actually received Mr Beast’s $10k at the time of writing.


Daequan’s first tweet after 6-month hiatus sparks hope for Twitch return

Published: 27/Nov/2020 5:39

by Andrew Amos


Daequan ‘Daequan’ Loco has broken his six-month social media silence in time for Thanksgiving. While the tweet was short and sweet, it has given fans of the former TSM Fortnite star hope for a potential return to Twitch.

Daequan has practically disappeared from the public eye in 2020. He vowed that he’d try to return to Twitch by January 2020 after taking time off to focus on his health, but hasn’t made an appearance on the platform since December 2019.

On top of that, he’s gone quiet on socials, not posting anything since March. While he has moved in with long-time friend and former duo Hamlinz in the meantime, there wasn’t any indication he was coming back to streaming.

However, Daequan has finally broken his silence to give thanks to his fans on Thanksgiving, and tell everyone that he is getting along just fine.

“Feeling better than I have in years. Always thankful,” the short message red, with a selfie of the streamer.

The tweet has gone viral, with over 100,000 fans liking the tweet, and many of his contemporaries sending him messages of support, including TimtheTatman, NICKMERCS, and Classify.

Daequan’s eight-word return has also managed to spark hope in his fanbase of a potential return to streaming. No matter whether it’s Fortnite, or a new game that’s come out in his absence like Valorant, Daequan’s fans are itching to see him back on the platform.

There is potential for a return. Hamlinz has been a bit more active on social media, and Tfue even tried to get him to turn on the stream ⁠— even if just for a day.

No matter what though, Daequan is taking things at his own pace. He’s still on that journey to better health, and will return in his own time when he believes it’s right.

Fans of Daequan will be hoping it’s not another six months until we hear from the TSM Fortnite star again, but only time will tell if he actually commits to returning to streaming.