So much for being the City of Brotherly Love. According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, T.J. McConnell, you know, Philadelphia 76ers point guard T.J. McConnell recently went with a small group, which included his father, family members and a couple of friends, to a bar near the 76ers' home arena, the Wells Fargo Center, after his team's game. The establishment had a deal which would forgo a $10 cover charge as long as they presented a Sixers ticket.
When T.J. showed up, a worker at the door stopped him in his tracks.
“He played,” said Tim McConnell, pointing at his son.
The worker still wanted $10.
“No, you don’t understand. He played in the game,” Tim McConnell tried to reason.
No matter. It was $10.
Such is the respect these days for a 76ers player.
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[via Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]