Mike Tirico told an absolute gem of a story while calling Novak Djokovic’s match at the US Open on Tuesday night.
All the stars were out at the tennis center in Flushing to watch Serena Williams face sister Venus in their quarterfinals match Tuesday night. Presidential candidate Donald Trump was there, as were Oprah, Aziz Ansari, Nas and Joe Jonas among others. Alas, so was Kim Kardashian. And Tirico, who was calling play-by-play action for ESPN, had a little encounter with the reality TV star.
Tirico shared the story during Nole’s match, and it’s one sports fans will enjoy.
“I was leaving a suite … I had to visit some folks … I was walking around and no joke, Kim Kardashian walked out of the suite next to the one that I was in,” said Tirico. “And she looked at me and she said, ‘do you know how to get to the Emirates Airlines suite? You look like you know what you’re talking about.'”
Tirico then was asked a few questions by his on-air partners and shared that Kardashian had no idea who he was.
“(Kardashian) had no concept of what I do or who I am. I said ‘it’s over that way.’ She found it.
“There were no cameras around so it was not a reality show moment. I guess it didn’t happen. If it’s not on a Kardashian reality show, I guess it really didn’t happen,” Tirico lamented.
To be fair, Tirico in a suit does look like a guy who would know things. She probably saw him with a mic clipped on his lapel and thought he looked like a concierge or secret service member. But come on, Kim. Didn’t you at least watch some “Monday Night Football” when you dated Reggie Bush? And you didn’t recognize Tirico? Shame on you!