Aussie actor Hugh Jackman has revealed that his son has once again managed to embarrass him during a basketball game–by rooting for the wrong team.
Jackman, 40, had been invited to take his 9-year-old son Oscar to a New York Knicks game at Madison Square Garden, but was left red-faced after his son decided to cheer the visiting Denver Nuggets.
The actor also revealed that the young lad had previously ruined a trip to see the Los Angeles Lakers late last year when he spilled candy all over the court.
“We were courtside... and he was sort of into it. He said, ‘Dad, who’s everyone going for?’ And I said, ‘Well, we’re in New York... Everyone traditionally will go for New York.’ He goes, ‘Right, go Nuggets, go the Nuggets’,” Contactmusic quoted him as saying.
“They scored and won the game... and we were given a whole load of swag by the Knicks to kind of shut him up... He had the [Knicks] hat in his hand and every time the Knicks scored, he's like, ‘No, I hate Knicks [banging it on the floor]’,” he added.
Even all the free stuff the Knicks’ marketing bosses gave could not shut little Oscar up, and he was elated when at the end of the game Nuggets star J R Smith gifted him his shirt.
“He came over at the end and took his shirt off... and gave it to Oscar. That's how big a fan he was,” the actor revealed.
“It came down to his ankles, like a dress [and] he wore that home... I thought we were going to get beaten up,” he added.