Friday, January 4, 2013
Mayor Bloomberg gets assist in Knicks victory over Spurs
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg played an unwitting part in the New York Knicks 100-83 victory over the San Antonio Spurs Thursday night at Madison Square Garden.
The billionaire mayor was sitting courtside (where else?) at last night's game when he ordered a box of popcorn and a bottle of water — no large sodas for this mayor — when Bloomberg got closer to the action than he probably anticipated. As the waitress bent down near Bloomberg, Spurs forward Stephen Jackson took a three-point shot, stepped backwards and tripped over the waitress, spraining his ankle.
Jackson left the game with his team leading, 17-14, and didn't return.
Spurs fans are requesting that the mayor add popcorn to the 32-oz. soft drink ban this spring.