• It's believed to be the first in-game same-sex wedding proposal for the NBA. (Outsports)Source: Outsports
It’s been branded amazingly sweet, but we’ll let you watch Holtzman’s somewhat... stunned reaction for yourselves.
By
Ben Winsor

13 Dec 2016 - 1:20 PM  UPDATED 13 Dec 2016 - 1:20 PM

Flanked by cheerleaders, Jake Conrad walked across the basketball court at a Chicago Bulls game last week and got down on one knee to propose to his partner, Michael Holtzman.

Moments earlier, Holtzman had been plucked out of ring-side seats by Bull’s mascot ‘Benny the Bull’ who brushed his hair and set him up for the big surprise.

It’s been branded amazingly sweet, but we’ll let you watch Holtzman’s somewhat stunned reaction for yourselves.

Maybe it was the ‘ring pop’ lolly, maybe he’s just shy, maybe it was their second date – who can say?

While marriage proposals are a semi-regular event at sporting events in the US, LGBT+ sports site ‘Outsports’ says this is the first same-sex proposal at an NBA game.

“Michael has been a lifelong Bulls fan and watches every game,” a spokeswoman for the Bulls told Outsports.

“After he once told Jake that his dream was to go to a Bulls game, Jake knew he wanted to propose to Michael at a game to show him how committed he is to making Michael’s dreams come true,” she said.

The proposal probably didn’t come cheap, however.

Like other teams, the Chicago Bulls sell ‘fan experiences’ such as wedding proposals through their website.

Oh, and for those in suspense, the Chicago Bulls won the game - 95 to 91 against the San Antonio Spurs.

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