Tom Szczerbowski-US PRESSWIRE
This moment of cross-cultural communication has been brought to you by karaoke singers on two continents.
What's there to do if you're a rock star on a Wednesday night in mid-October in Toronto? Apparently much, much less than you think, because for some reason, Jon Bon Jovi decided to take in the Wizards/Raptors NBA preseason game at the Air Canada Centre.
Michael Lee of The Washington Post described the scene.
The arena speakers pumped his classic staple, "You Give Love a Bad Name," while his image flashed across the HD scoreboard. And as it all unfolded, John Wall applauded from his seat along the bench.
Wall was simply being polite, because after the game, Wall was asked about Bon Jovi and he replied, "Who's that?"
Jan Vesely, the Czech forward getting dressed nearby, was stunned as he looked at Wall.
"No. You don't know him?" Vesely said.
Wall smiled and said, "I'm a 90s baby. I never heard of him."
This moment of cross-cultural communication has been brought to you by karaoke singers on two continents. For the record, Wall was born in September 1990, during the first of Bon Jovi's two hiatuses.