Well, it was bound to happen sooner or later.
After appearing on both the Tonight Show and on Lettermen, after meeting celebrities and having his mug plastered all over Times Square, Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel has finally done something to draw the ire of the sports world.
And all he did was take in a couple of Texas basketball games.
However, the games were on back-to-back nights — and they were courtside: Wednesday night Johnny Football was sitting comfortably at the Houston Rockets game. On Thursday, there he was yet again, this time courtside at the Dallas Mavericks game as they took on the Miami Heat.
Thus, the question had to be asked, and it was TNT’s NBA announcer, Steve Kerr, who finally just went ahead and said it:
“How does a college kid get courtside seats to a Mavs game? Those are expensive seats. I’m just going to throw that out there.”
“Just because he’s playing in the SEC now, I’m not trying to insinuate anything …”
Kerr, of all people, knows what he is talking about. The man played sports at the very highest of professional levels. The greatest to ever play the game, Michael Jordan, actually passed the ball to him, instead of keeping it for himself, so that Kerr could hit an open jump shot to win an NBA Finals game. He has multiple championship rings from his time not only in Chicago, but also in the state of Texas, where he helped Tim Duncan to a couple of titles.
He has also been a general manager, so he understands the fine line when, as a pro, he is trying to deal with college kids and rookies.
However, all of that being said, was it really necessary for him to call out not only Johnny Football, but the entire SEC like that?
Mr. Manziel does not think so:
Bought myself a little birthday present tonight stop hating! #HEATvsMAVS
— Johnny Manziel (@JManziel2) December 21, 2012
What do you think about all this hoopla, Gamedayr Nation?
Is it all exactly that, just some brew-ha-ha, or does this issue run deeper? Sound off in the comments section below!
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