Update: Determined Uber Eats Driver’s Viral Moment at Duquesne Basketball Game Was a Prank
Officials had to stop the game when the delivery person walked onto the court with a bag of food and a drink from McDonald's.
Duquesne defeated Loyola Chicago Wednesday night at UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse, but the most-talked-about moment did not come from a player on either side. Wearing a yellow jacket, what appeared to be an Uber Eats delivery person tried to walk onto the court, seemingly oblivious to what was going on around him.
It turns out, he knew exactly what he was doing. Officials had to stop the game until security guards ushered the man back to the concourse.
“It was clearly a so-called prank by an attention-seeker, ” Dave Saba, Duquesne’s associate athletics director for media relations, told the Trib late Thursday.
So far, the man’s name has not been made public and it’s unclear if could face any criminal charges.
“I really didn’t see it, that’s how crazy it is,” Duquesne coach Keith Dambrot told the 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.”
A bit later, the delivery person and his customer were seen on the Fieldhouse video board. It appears both left the arena a short time later.
The moment, as expected, spread like wildfire on social media.
UberEats driver doing the absolute most. Gotta give him 5 stars plus a big tip. No other option. pic.twitter.com/VToDDOJ7o6
— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) January 26, 2023
January 25, 1988–Pitt’s Jerome Lane shatters the backboard with a dunk.
January 25, 2023–An UberEats delivery guy goes on the court at a Duquesne game leading to a stoppage in play.
Two college basketball legends born on the same day 35 years apart, both in Pittsburgh.
— Amanda Godsey (@AmandaFGodsey) January 26, 2023
I think “Delivery Person walking onto the court to deliver UberEats” is an all-time college basketball moment? Like, maybe right below the Jalen Suggs halfcourter from a couple of years ago?
Shout out Pittsburgh man. What a beautiful place. https://t.co/DER6rZJb9o
— Sam Vecenie (@Sam_Vecenie) January 26, 2023