Some pro athletes tend to take a quiet, backseat role when it comes to the athletic pursuits of their children.
Apparently former NBA point guard Mike Bibby isn’t one of them.
Bibby, who is currently out of the league for the first time since 1998 (he finished the 2011-12 season with the New York Knicks), has been spending much of his newfound free time watching his son Michael play high school basketball. The younger Bibby is a freshman at Mike Bibby’s alma mater, Shadow Mountain in Phoenix.
According to a report from a Phoenix television station, Mike Bibby got a little too involved in the prep action during a game Friday night.
As usual, Bibby was in the stands for this sectional game. He was arguing with the refs until he was forced to leave with a police escort, thereby creating quite the memorable moment – for all the wrong reasons.
The video attached to the story didn’t show what caused Bibby to be led out, just the aftermath, along with quite an ovation from a packed gym of teenagers. It’s got to be quite the quagmire for young Michael Bibby.
On one hand, your dad is a former NBA player and state legend, making him one of the coolest parents around. On the other, he’s also apparently the dad who embarrasses his kid by making a spectacle of himself in front of all the kid’s classmates.
Maybe Bibby’s just letting off some long-held hostility toward referees in general. After all, it’s not like a former star of the 2002 Sacramento Kings would have a reason to be suspicious of officials, right?