What was most notable from the game itself was the fact that stud freshman Jabari Parker had himself another stellar outing, going for 23 points and 10 rebounds.
But, Parker wasn’t the biggest star in the Garden on that night. Neither was his legendary coach, Mike Krzyzewski. No, as ESPN showed multiple times throughout the evening, rock music icon Bruce Springsteen was in the house to take in the festivities.
On the Dan Patrick Show on Friday, Coach K even made reference to how big of a star Springsteen is by joking that he contemplated burning a timeout late in the game to go meet the man behind ‘Born in the U.S.A.’ and countless other hits:
Coach K said he’s been to multiple Springsteen shows, but has never met him. “I thought about burning a timeout late and going up to him.”
— Paul Pabst (@PaulPabst) December 20, 2013
Late in the game, Duke had the game well in hand, so this might have been something that the Duke coach could have pulled off. I would have. But then again, that’s why I don’t coach major college basketball.
Topics: Mike Krzyzewski