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.
Amid March Madness, Chris Christie Invents M&M Madness
PHILADELPHIA –– You’ve heard of March Madness, well Chris Christie has invented M&M Madness.
(Shoutout to my man Billy Diamond for coming up with that one.)
The Gov. of New Jersey sat courtside Friday night at Wells Fargo Center for the Notre Dame-Wisconsin game and was pictured pouring a small big of M&Ms into a bigger container of M&Ms. (Pete Blackburn took the epic photo.)
Christie’s daughter, Sarah, is a Notre Dame team manager and Christie is friends with Irish coach Mike Brey.
“He only shows up for the big games,” Brey cracked Sunday in Brooklyn after the Irish edged Stephen F. Austin. “He’ll be there in Philly — if Trump will let him.”
Christie has been seen frequently with Donald Trump since dropping his own Presidential bid, with some speculating he’s angling for the Attorney General gig.
“We’ve been fans for 16 years at Notre Dame and now our daughter’s one of the student-managers for the men’s team so we have even more invested now,” Christie said in the locker room in Brooklyn.
Photo: Pete Blackburn
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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.