Sir Paul McCartney could probably walk into any sports event in the world and demand a front-row seat, but, for some reason, he had a hard time getting a free Brooklyn Nets T-shirt.
McCartney attended the Nets’ 130-94 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Monday night. Despite his status as a member of rock 'n’ roll royalty, the former Beatle chose to rough it; he opted for a spot in the bleachers rather than a luxury box or courtside seat.
On the plus side, the 71-year-old’s seat was prime real estate in terms of potentially snagging some free merchandise during the Nets’ T-shirt launch -- at least in theory. A video of McCartney’s heartbreaking attempt to catch a T-shirt went viral on Tuesday.
In the video, the music legend essentially begs a Barclays staff member to send a Nets T-shirt in his direction. The “Hey Jude” crooner’s eyes get huge as the T-shirt flies toward him, then express utter disappointment as it falls just short of his seat.
To his credit, McCartney took the loss of the Nets T-shirt in stride. After briefly motioning toward the fan who caught the free swag, he regained his composure and clapped for the victorious party. Don’t worry, Sir Paul -- we’re sure the Nets would be happy to give you as much team gear as your heart desires.
McCartney’s entire attempt to snag the Nets T-shirt can be viewed below.
[H/T For The Win]
Tom Barrabi is a reporter for the International Business Times. He graduated from Fairfield University in 2011, and has also written for Men's Fitness, Complex, GuySpeed, and...