From the “We’ve seen everything now” file: an Uber Eats driver walked onto the court during a Loyola Chicago-Duquesne college basketball game on Wednesday night to make a delivery.
The driver literally walked within a foot or so of Loyola Chicago forward Philip Alston as he held the ball looking to possibly shoot. Alston passed the ball and the clueless delivery driver continued walking along the edge of the court, in play, looking for his customer.
So many things here. Putting aside the delivery guy just casually walking onto the court, who had UberEats delivered courtside during a college basketball game? 🏀🍟😂😂😂 https://t.co/s2NdoKPLHl
— Awful Announcing (@awfulannouncing) January 26, 2023
The driver’s stunning appearance on the court prompted a brief stoppage in play.
Officials just stopped the Loyola Chicago-Duquesne game because an Uber Eats driver was delivering McDonald’s on the court:pic.twitter.com/HY4Hs8NVci
— Front Office Sports (@FOS) January 26, 2023
Of course, once the driver had wandered onto the court, everyone had to know how the delivery turned out. Like, did he even find the person who ordered the food? Did he get a big tip? No one knows for sure, as the TV broadcast spotted him still searching at the Duquesne Dukes‘ UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse
he has yet to find the target of his delivery pic.twitter.com/iU1vA0Eq6b
— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) January 26, 2023
This incident raised so many troubling questions; the Twitterverse did its best to explain the unexplainable.
“Dude is definitely getting an above and beyond,” tweeted The Comeback’s Sean Keeley.
Dude is defintely getting an "above and beyond"
— Sean Keeley (@SeanKeeleyIsMe) January 26, 2023
John Hollinger — former NBA executive — of The Athletic tweeted, “HOW DID HE GET IN?!?!?!?”
HOW DID HE GET IN?!?!?!?
— John Hollinger (@johnhollinger) January 26, 2023
The Athletic’s Jay Morrison tweeted, “I’m never buying a sports or concert ticket again. Just show up with a brown paper bag and a soft drink looking for a Jimmy.”
I'm never buying a sports or concert ticket again.
Just show up with a brown paper bag and a soft drink looking for a Jimmy. https://t.co/u9aBTey79q
— Jay Morrison (@JayMorrisonATH) January 26, 2023
“Uber Eats guy delivering some Mickeys right through the middle of a play during Loyola/Duquesne. Give this man an employee of the month award,” tweeted a fan.
Ubereats guy delivering some Mickeys right through the middle of a play during Loyola/Duquesne. Give this man an employee of the month award @UberEats https://t.co/8lRpk90S1p pic.twitter.com/ESIxKZJX71
— billary (@iambillary) January 26, 2023
Probably easier to do at a Wednesday night Duquesne game than say a regular season NFL game.
— Andy (@zorospride) January 26, 2023
“Imagine tuning in to watch your bet on Loyola/Duquesne & seeing UberEats driver trying to deliver food to the referee,” tweeted Electric Betting.
Imagine tuning in to watch your bet on Loyola/Duquesne & seeing @UberEats driver trying to deliver food to the referee ⚡️ pic.twitter.com/bZrRreOFrn
— Electric Betting ⚡️ (@ElectricBetting) January 26, 2023
[Photo Credit: ESPN+]