Most people have been on the same airplane as a celebrity (we once shared a Chicago-to-New York flight with Philip Seymour Hoffman, while our mother was once on the same Germany-bound craft as a certain Elton John). Far more often, we've all had an annoying person sitting next to us or near us when traveling.
Sitting next to Jesse Jackson on the plane ! Cool dude !— Bradley Beal (@RealDealBeal23) June 13, 2012
That was what Beal tweeted on Wednesday night. Thursday afternoon, when Beal was asked about his encounter with the reverend, he was somewhat less enthused.
Bradley Beal sat next to Jesse Jackson on the plane ride over. "He talked A LOT. I put my headphones on. ... He didn't know who I was"— Mike Prada (@MikePradaSBN) June 14, 2012
Well, I guess not all famous people are at their best when traveling. Note the classic use of the headphones strategy. That's the kind of solid fundamentals the Wizards are looking for.