Boston Celtics head coach Joe Mazzulla silenced the room Thursday when asked his thoughts about the “royal family” attending a game last week.
When asked if he met the “Royal Family” following the game between the Celtics and Miami Heat on Nov. 30, Mazzula answered, “Jesus, Mary and Joseph?”
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“Oh no, I did not. I’m only familiar with one royal family. I don’t know too much about that one,” he continued after a reporter clarified she was talking about the Prince and Princess of Wales.
Celtics player Jaylen Brown was similarly nonplussed when asked how he felt playing in front of Prince William and Kate Middleton.
“It was just a regular game to me,” he replied.
Jaylen Brown on playing in front of the Prince and Princess: pic.twitter.com/iyzc8yM5oi
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The mainstream media have been fawning over Prince William and Kate during their first visit to the U.S. in nearly a decade.
The Celtics (18-4) won their fifth straight game by defeating the Miami Heat, 134-121. Boston remains in the top spot in the Eastern Conference.
The cult of celebrity in America is waning, but the cult of royalty is dead and buried, which is unsurprising given the nation was founded on the rejection of monarchy and the establishment of a constitutional republic.