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Don’t ever accuse Jeopardy! contestants of being sports fans. The latest example of that came during a recent airing of the game show, in which a simple hoops question flew over contestants’ heads.
“Recently, this baller-barista launched Big Face Coffee and turned his new team, the Miami Heat, into a title contender,” interim host Ken Jennings answered, while waiting for three contestants to ask the right question for $1,000.
“We were looking for Jimmy Butler,” Jennings said.
Granted, Butler isn’t LeBron James, Steph Curry or some other global NBA superstar. But he did just lead the Heat to the Finals, and he is the best player on his team. It’s the equivalent of contestants not knowing who wrote Much Ado About Nothing when the host gives the hint that the individual’s first name is “William.”
This isn’t anything new, of course. Jeopardy! contestants have been missing sports-related questions for ages.
Nothing wrong with that. A large, successful contingent of our population and some of the world’s biggest difference-makers probably have no clue if a football is inflated or stuffed with packing foam.
But if you’re on Jeopardy! you’re expected to be an expert in all subjects — science, literature, entertainment, American and world history. On and on it goes. Or it least it is supposed to go. Contestants knowing about sports, though, is clearly no slam dunk.
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I couldn’t answer that question and i’m sure many who come to this site couldn’t either.
Lmfao I had no clue, of course I’ve quit following sports mostly other than checking in here
That was about as easy as $1,000 questions get on Jeopardy.
Who cares about the NBA. People will know less and less about sports for quite a while, especially the NBA
Maybe a couple of years ago I would’ve been able to get the answer, but I honestly have not followed the NBA the past two seasons because of their woke nonsense. And I don’t miss it!
Concur with above. Have not watched a minute of NBA in over a decade. The other sports are marginally better. Not worth lining the pockets of people that hate me.
I knew who it was. I watch Inside the NBA
I’m a huge sports fan and I couldn’t answer that. I USED to love the NBA until they became so woke and racist. I refuse to watch or read about the NBA. I hope ESPN and NBA crash and burn.
Not a clue who Butler is.
I wouldn’t have been able to answer that, either to be honest. I mean, I know Butler is good and on the Heat but I watch very little TV these days and have adblockers that work on YT so the chance of me ever seeing his ads for his What’s-Their-Nuts Coffee Corp are probably slim to none.