When Duke center Marshall Plumlee heard that there was a young college basketball fan — who we’re pretty sure is named Pierce — at Duke Children’s Hospital, he decided to pay him a visit. The only problem: Pierce was not a Duke fan. Rather, Plumlee found out that he supports the Blue Devils’ ACC rival, Virginia Tech. In a video put out by Duke basketball, Plumlee spent a few minutes trying to convince Pierce to become a Blue Devils fan, and let him conduct an interview with the Duke big man. Hilarity ensues.
It’s nice to see an athlete giving back to his community. There’s no word on whether or not Pierce is now a Duke fan, but Plumlee did make a convincing pitch.