The Texas A&M football team won their biggest game of the season against Alabama on Saturday. The Aggies were given virtually no chance against an unstoppable Nick Saban-led Tide squad and found a way to stop them.
The game finished with a 41-38 edge in favor of Texas A&M. The team in maroon and white saw their loyal fans, the 12th man, rush the field after the victory. Among those fans was a familiar face.
NBA Champion and former Texas A&M basketball player Khris Middleton was at the Alabama game
Before I get into the highlight of this article, it’s important that I give some context to this article. The Aggies drew a gigantic crowd for their contest against the Alabama Crimson Tide. The only Texas A&M football game to bring more fans to the stadium in the history of the program was in 2014 against Ole Miss, according to The Battalion.
Perhaps the most notable member of that crowd was Johnny Manziel, who was field-side for the game. Another person, however, may have gone unnoticed throughout. That person goes by the name of Khris Middleton, a former TAMU basketball player.
Middleton isn’t just any former Texas A&M hooper either — he’s one of the most successful in the league right now. Last season, Middleton was the second option on a Milwaukee Bucks team that went on to win an NBA Championship. Heck, the former Aggie actually played more minutes per game than Giannis Antetokounmpo.
But his presence isn’t the most notable part on Saturday.
Khris Middleton brought something to the Texas A&M football game on Saturday
You could see it a couple of times throughout the game’s original broadcast on Saturday night — Khris Middleton brought the Larry O’Brien Championship trophy to the Aggie football game against Alabama.
If you missed it at the time, you can check it out on this week’s episode of “The Pulse.” At the 7:58 mark, you’ll watch a Zach Calzada-Jalen Wydermyer touchdown connection before seeing Khris Middleton cheering with an NBA Championship trophy in his hands.
There’s no analysis or any more to the story here — just a cool thing that you probably didn’t notice in this football game.