Fans to be refunded after Michael Jordan look alike turned up for a gameDecember 10th, 2009 - 1:11 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Utah, Dec 9 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A NBA Development League team is all set to refund the ticket prices to the numerous fans who went to a Utah Flash game and expected Michael Jordan to play in a charity exhibition at halftime. But instead of the real hero, his lookalike turned up which disappointed the fans no end.
A Jordan look alike was then introduced to face former Utah Jazz guard Bryon Russell in a promotional event, but this trick has now back-fired and is going to cost Flash owner Brandt Andersen a lot as he would now have to refund the ticket prices of all the thousands of fans who expected the real hero but got a cheap lookalike instead.
Andersen acknowledged that he had sent a Michael Jordan lookalike around town on Monday, when supposed “Jordan” sightings and an internet video of the impostor eating at a local restaurant created buzz that Jordan really was in town. More than 7,500 fans showed up hoping to see Jordan play 1-on-1 against Russell.
Since the event didn’t go unnoticed on the national scale as well so NBADL president Dan Reed was also forced to join Andersen in apologizing today in a statement “for a Utah Flash promotion that never should have happened.”
Anderson has now offered free tickets to those who came to the opener and apologized saying it was just in good fun.
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