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.