The San Antonio Spurs trophy tour has begun ‘Down Undah’. No better way to start it than for the 2 Aussie Spurs to hijack a live TV broadcast?
This morning, Patty Mills, Aron Baynes & the trophy that Australia has affectionately dubbed as “Lazza” made a very unprompted public appearance on Fox Sports News. Whilst FSN reporter Julian De Stoop was doing a live cross from outside Collingwood Football Club’s training facility, the NBA Champions thought that it’d be a good idea to take over the broadcast to show off “Lazza” to the world.
De Stoop was none-the-wiser, saying “Get off boys, get off!” whilst accidentally pushing Patty Mills’ injured shoulder!
When De Stoop realised that it was in fact Patty & Aron doing the prank he said:
“I’m highly embarrassed about that, i’ll have to apologise to [Patty] down the track.”
“I had no idea it was him. I just thought it was a couple of Collingwood nuffies.”
I hope that this isn’t the last we see of Patty, Aron & Lazza gate-crashing Australian TV broadcasts… Who knows? We may see them do the same thing behind the window outside of the Sunrise Studio… Or even Frogging LIVE on stage during the X Factor?
The opportunities are endless.
Check out the video here
Let’s be honest… Julian De Stoop’s face says it all.
Julian De Stoop wrote on Fox Sports about the stunt & apologizing to Patty for elbowing his injured shoulder:
I can honestly say that this is the first time I’ve been punked by a bloke with a newly-minted three-year $12 million NBA contract. And I’m pretty confident in saying that I’ve never previously been photobombed with a major US sporting trophy.
By the way, I’ve got some good news for all you Spurs fans out there. Mills’ shoulder is in good nick after his recent operation. He barely flinched when I gave him a gentle shove!
Sorry for that Patty – all the best with the recovery and the championship defence.
H/T: @TomCastletonFOX & @MitchCompton