You may have seen “Seinfeld” and “Veep” star Julia Louis-Dreyfus in the crowd for Northwestern’s historic NCAA Tournament appearance earlier this year. This was not some lasting fandom from her own days as a Wildcat or a Second City cast member, but a front-row seat for her son, Charlie Hall.
Of course, most of the time, she isn’t actually watching her son play basketball. The junior forward failed to score a single career point in 28 minutes over 18 games in three seasons at Northwestern.
That all changed in the final minutes of an 85-48 victory against the college basketball juggernaut that is Lewis University. Hall got fouled on a 3-point attempt with 1:10 remaining, made only the middle free throw (to his teammates’ great delight), and then missed another 3 to finish with the one point:
It was perfect, as was Hall’s reaction on social media:
Comedy gold. A chip off the old block.
Kinda wish he had celebrated with the Elaine dance.