No, Marv Albert and Chris Webber, That Is Not Mark Zuckerberg
On Thursday night at United Center, the Chicago Bulls were certainly on their game, handing the mighty San Antonio Spurs their first road loss of the year, with Dwyane Wade's 20 points leading the way in a 95-91 victory.
However, not everyone was on their game that night, and it wasn't just limited to superstars on the court, like Manu Ginobili, who went 0-for-9 from the field in San Antonio's losing effort.
With the game part of TNT's traditional Thursday night doubleheader, legendary announcer Marv Albert and modern day legend of basketball, both pro and college, Chris Webber had the call. As is tradition, a break in the action set off the basketball broadcast norm of pointing out any celebrities in the stands that evening. This game taking place in a city not named New York and Los Angeles, the pickings were pretty sparse, though Bulls legend Scottie Pippen was on hand to watch his former team emerge victorious.
It was, however, Pippen's seatmate that drew attention from Albert and Webber, who thought Pippen was sitting next to someone famous...
Webber at first has Albert believe that the unidentified young man is indeed Zuckerberg, though Albert believes it's another from of the social media god in Jesse Eisenberg, who portrayed Zuckerberg in the biographical film The Social Network, which Albert refers to as "Facebook". "Now I'm really confused" says Webber to cap off the sequence, joining the many Americans watching the telecast.
To put an opposite spin on Albert's famous call...."No!"
If anything, both Albert and Webber will have a starring role of their own soon....on TNT colleague Shaquille O'Neal's "Shaqtin' A Fool" segment...
Geoff Magliocchetti is on Twitter @GeoffMags5490
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