At some point during the second or third quarter of last night’s NBA All-Star Game, everybody started paying much more attention to what the organist, Atlanta Hawks staffer Sir Foster, was playing than the game on the court. He seamlessly transitioned through songs like Rude Boy, Public Service Announcement, All of the Lights, and
SLAM reporters Adam Figman and Abe Schwadron caught up with Sir Foster after the game, and he revealed that his All-Star gig came about when he collaborated with NBA officials during the Hawks’ game in London earlier this season. Sir Foster says he doesn’t go into any game with a set playlist in mind, and that he applied to work for the Hawks via Craigslist:
I was at work one day, bored out of my mind, not doing anything, and I was on Craigslist, and the Hawks listed the job on Craigslist, and I just answered it. That’s it. The Craigslist link took you to their website that had this long, drawn-out application. I’m at work with three hours to go, so I said, I ain’t got nothing else to do, so I filled it out.
That’s gotta be the greatest Craigslist success story in the history of ever.
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