Confused Heat fan mistakes Jack Nicklaus for Arnold Palmer at Game 7 of NBA Finals
In the grand scheme of things, the tweet sent out by Sports Illustrated senior writer Chris Mannix prior to tipoff of Game 7 of the NBA Finals isn’t really that big of a deal.
Still, it’s an amusing anecdote about one particular individual affiliated with the Miami Heat fanbase, a population of people who have been much-maligned of late for the antics by some of its members, including how scores of them scurried from their seats and left Game 6 early with the outcome of the game still hanging in the balance.
The tweet in question from Mannix describes how he just had personally witnessed a misinformed Heat fan — and apparently, one who isn’t much of a golf fan — misidentify Jack Nicklaus, who was in attendance for big game, for the Golden Bear’s fellow golf legend, Arnold Palmer.
Heat fan just walked past Jack Nicklaus. Says, 'Hey you're Arnold Palmer!' Nicklaus says, 'No. But close.' Can't make this stuff up
— Chris Mannix (@ChrisMannixSI) June 20, 2013
Fantastic. And sad. Arnold Palmer is the randy old fella who gave Kate Upton a smooch before a dinner date! Jack Nicklaus, is the one, um, who didn’t do that.
Still, sad. I bet even this Heat fan would have known the difference between Nicklaus and Arnie. And then promptly give the finger to him.
[H/T Devil Ball Golf]