Pat Forde was in the McKale Center last night for unranked UCLA’s win over No. 6 Arizona, so you can imagine all the great things he had to write about the upset win. Like, Shabazz Muhammad. And Shabazz Muhammad’s backpack.
Forde led off his report from the game, as only Pat Forde can, by calling Shabazz out for wearing a Gucci backpack when he left the arena. Forde noted that other players were wearing UCLA gear, while Muhammad toted the designer bag after the game. Forde then went to Gucci.com to price the bags and found that the cheapest one available was $999.99.
Great work, Pat.
I agree it wasn’t the smartest move on Shabazz’s part to wear Gucci after a game when he just got off the hook from the NCAA, but should that really be the storyline? Maybe it’s fake. Maybe it was a Christmas gift from his parents, or his 9-year NFL veteran uncle, or his sister who is a professional tennis player. Who cares? It’s a backpack.
And telling us about it is sooooo Pat Forde.