Grizzlies fan proposes at game by asking, ‘Will you grit and grind with me forever and ever, babe?’ (video)

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I’ve been told nobody getting proposed to actually listens to what the proposer says while down on one knee. My wife certainly didn’t, and she’s usually a great listener. It’s just too emotional of a moment.

That might have worked well for Riyaz Manjiyani, who proposed to Sumera Jiva at last night’s Hawks-Grizzlies game by asking, “‘Will you grit and grind with me forever and ever, babe?”

Tony Allen’s insult of teammate Rudy turning into a marriage proposal is… something.

If Jiva actually processed what Manjiyani was staying and still said yes, wow. What a great love story overcoming the odds like that.

And though these in-arena proposals can be staged, I believe this one is real. Manjiyani did an interview about it.