Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
NEW YORK — So on Sunday morning, my wife and kids and I went through our annual tradition of buying a Christmas tree from our local stand on the corner of 19th St. and 2nd Ave.
As we were walking home — me carrying the tree on my shoulder — Bruce Springsteen and his son were sitting in a parked Range Rover on the corner of 18th and 2nd.
My wife Jen noticed them first and said Bruce was looking at us — happy family with a tree and all.
After she came up and told me, I looked back directly at Bruce sitting in the driver’s seat. I waved and smiled, and he waved and smiled back. He looked mad cool.
He also played Thursday night at the Garden with Bob Seger, doing “Old Time Rock and Roll.”
Unfortunately, I didn’t have time to ask him the dates of the U.S. tour next year, nor did he sing, “Merry Christmas, Baby” to us.
But it was a great New York City moment.
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.