The incident where Jets’ star defensive back, Sauce Gardner, failed to recognize actress Jessica Alba has become infamous.
Recently, Gardner was given a pair of cleats with Alba’s picture on them, after artist Mike Jordan observed a funny incident during Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. The pair of Jets stars, including Gardner, had interacted with Alba at the game on May 2nd, but Gardner was unaware of who Alba was. Aaron Rodgers had teased Gardner about his lack of knowledge about the celebrities attending the game.
“When we were getting seated, [Rodgers] was just picking on me a little bit for being young,” Gardner said at a press conference earlier this month.
“We were getting seated, and he was like, ‘We’re about to sit by . . . what’s her name?’ ‘We’re about to sit by Jessica Alba,’ and I’m just like ‘Oh, I don’t know who that is.’ And he just looked at me, he looked at me like I’m crazy.”
While Gardner clarified on Twitter that he had seen some of Alba’s movies, he had not checked Google to know her real name. However, considering that Gardner is just 22, and Alba’s on-screen presence is not as prominent as it once was, it’s not entirely surprising that he did not recognize her.
Despite the incident, it’s safe to say that Gardner and Alba had a good time at the game, where the Knicks emerged victorious.
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