By Ray Boyd
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — If you go out and ask even the most knowledgeable sports fans in town, to name every player on the Sixers, they probably couldn’t name them all. One of the names they would probably forgot would be T.J. McConnell.READ MORE: Ocean County Man Kevin Noonan Picking Up Furniture Hits, Kills Man, Then Flees, Authorities Say
The undrafted Sixers rookie point guard could probably walk the streets of Philadelphia pretty unnoticed, but that isn’t a knock on the season he has had, but just a byproduct of being a young player on a team that, to this point, has 10 wins.
According to a recent article, McConnell experienced just how unrecognizable he is at a Philadelphia establishment following a recent Sixers game.
The article tells the story of McConnell, taking his father, family and friends out after a Sixers game. When they arrived, the establishment was charging $10 cover, but if you had a Sixers ticket stub, you could get in free.READ MORE: COVID In Philadelphia: FEMA-Run Pennsylvania Convention Center Vaccination Site Extended For Additional 4 Weeks
Obviously McConnell’s group had tickets so they were all set, but what about McConnell? Well, you’d imagine that a player would have no problem getting in. They were clearly at the game…they played in it!
McConnell’s dad tried to reason with the employee who insisted that he needed $10 from his son, but it fell on deaf ears.
Could you imagine Allen Iverson being charged to get into an establishment that is letting Sixers fans in for free? For that matter, could you even imagine it happening to Jahlil Okafor or Nerlens Noel?MORE NEWS: Philadelphia Weather: Scattered Showers Expected To Move Into Region Wednesday Night
McConnell has flown under the radar for his entire rookie season in the NBA and it appears he can fly under the radar at Philadelphia establishments as well.