Someone working at the UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse in Pittsburgh really wanted McDonald’s on Wednesday night.
They just didn’t give the best delivery instructions to their Uber Eats delivery driver … or wait for a better moment.
Just minutes into the second half of Duquesne’s men’s basketball game against Loyola Chicago, a delivery driver wandered onto the court with a bag of food and a drink from McDonald’s. The delivery person seemed lost and, after looking around the arena for a little bit, suddenly decided to walk right behind play. That spooked a referee and briefly led to a delay in the game.
The whole situation is wild. Just watch:
“I really didn’t see it, that’s how crazy it is,” Duquesne coach Keith Dambrot said, via the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “I just saw the video after the game. Our guys were dying laughing in [the locker room]. Guy had a job to do. He did his job well.”
This has to be a first for college basketball, although we’re still left with plenty more questions than answers.
According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Abby Schnable, someone at the video board had ordered the food — so the driver was at least in the right place. How the delivery person got into the arena without a ticket is anyone’s guess.
The food eventually got to its intended recipient, and the game continued. Duquesne beat Loyola Chicago 72-58, which snapped a two-game losing skid for the Dukes.
Hopefully the driver got a big tip for their troubles.