Mike Krzyzewski reveals that he’s ‘madly in love’ with Beyonce (video)
Duke Blue Devils basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski recently admitted that he was left in awe when he met Beyonce — who wouldn’t be? — during a speech in front of Duke students camping out for basketball tickets last weekend.
Claiming he is “always looking for street cred,” Coach K later regaled the crowd with a story about how he met Jay-Z and his aforementioned gorgeous wife when the power couple were seated next to him at the Sports Illustrated “Sportsman of the Year” event last November.
To put it bluntly, here’s what Krzyzewski had to say about meeting the two superstars: “I really love Jay-Z, but I’m madly in love with Beyonce.”
Oh, Coach K, you dog!
Note: Audio in the video is of very poor quality, but transcription follows.
As transcribed by Eye on College Basketball:
“So anyway I go up on stage and do 10 minutes and say really nice thing sabout LeBron, Jay and of course Beyonce. The event’s over, and this is where my street cred, like, was bouncing all over the world. I’m asked to come up on stage and take a picture with LeBron and Jay. So it’s LeBron, Jay, and K. It’s on Twitter, Instagram, I don’t know, was Vine going then? It’s on all that crap. I mean in Hong Kong, Beijing, Moscow. My shit’s going all over the place. I am the coolest 65-year-old [inaudible]. However, however, what I want has not happened yet. I want to meet Beyonce. … I go up to Beyonce. You know how guys think they have a lot of good lines? And, so I go up and I’m nervous as I can be. I’m like a teenager. And I go to her with a great line. I say, ‘Hi, I’m Coach K.’ And she said, ‘Coach, I know who you are. I just listened to you for 10 minutes.’ Like, patting me on the head. Little boy. So now I feel like I’m 11. So what’s my next line? I come up and I say, ‘You’re my favorite.’ My face is red as can be, you know, I’m like 4 feet tall right now. And she says, ‘Well, that’s nice.’ And I asked her — and I don’t usually do this — but I said, ‘Would you take a picture with me?’ So she takes a picture with me and I look, really, like I’m 12. But my street cred, as big as the other one was, goes everywhere. So, tonight, it’s not like being with Beyonce — it’s as good as being with Jay-Z.”\
Ha. “You’re my favorite.” A man who has worked with Bobby Knight, won national championships and led the U.S. to gold medals in the Olympics is rendered powerless, left befuddled, entranced and tongue-tied simply due to the presence of Beyonce? Actually, despite his esteemed pedigree on the basketball court, his response, as a red-blooded male, is completely understandable.
Here’s the red-faced basketball coach cozying up to the beautiful Beyonce (via Instagram):
Gold. At least he’s looking into the camera, right?