Bearded Beer Drinkers Sitting Between Players On Mavs Bench During NBA Game
These two guys scored the best seats ever, that is if you enjoy the musty stank of a sweaty NBA player.
Check out this video from Tuesday’s game at the Palace between the hosting Detroit Pistons and visiting Dallas Mavericks. Does something seem a bit off to you? The Pistons announcers were perplexed as well when they noticed Zach Galifianakis and Ben Roethlisberger doppelgangers sitting between Vince Carter and Delonte West on the Mavs bench. Not only were these two sitting between players, but they were drinking beer! Awesome.
According to various media outlets, the two dudes in question are Aaron Cohen, a fashion designer from Michigan (Galifianakis) and his buddy Chris Stokes (Big Ben). I’ve read a few blogs claiming that the men were sitting in VIP seats that are technically next to the bench. If that is the case, then why the heck is Carter not sitting next to his teammates?
Either way it’s a pretty funny sight and it must have been a cool experience for the fans. I love how West is completely ignoring the existence of the guys while Carter seems to be somewhat amused by the whole thing.
Not to rain on the parade, but while this makes for a fun story, you would think the Pistons (or whichever team allowed the men to sit between players) would be weary of allowing fans to get that close to players for an extended period of time during a game. Remember Malice in the Palace? True, several fans sit courtside during every NBA game, but sitting between players, especially if you are a fan of the opposing team seems a bit risky.