Michigan State basketball heard some words of encouragement from an unexpected source before the Spartans’ Friday night game against Indiana.
Alex Rodriguez was on hand to wish the team good luck in East Lansing against the Hoosiers:
— FOX College Hoops (@CBBonFOX) January 19, 2018
“I just watched you guys up there for about an hour, and you guys, if you want it, you’re world champs,” he said. “There’s more talent here than you need. There’s an abundance of talent. Trust your coaches, there’s no better coaching staff in the world than what you have right here. You don’t need any more talent. You just need to focus, you need to discipline and you need to believe. You can’t win without the swagger, without the confidence, without the humility, and I wish you guys the very best. I’ll be watching tonight.”
This wasn’t A-Rod’s first appearance of the day in East Lansing. He paid a visit to football coach Mark Dantonio earlier.
— Mark Dantonio (@DantonioMark) January 19, 2018
Rodriguez was scheduled to speak at the Ajamu Group’s Multicultural Meida Luncheon Automotive Industry Awards Ceremony, so that’s likely his reason for being in the area.
Looking forward to my keynote @AjamuGroupMulticulturalMedia Luncheon powered by @Toyota during @naias on Jan 18th #AjamuGroupLuncheon #AjamuGroup @cherylajamu#naias #LetsGoPlaces pic.twitter.com/6bTKkdqU8K
— Alex Rodriguez (@AROD) January 11, 2018
Since his retirement from baseball, Rodriguez has been serving as an MLB analyst for Fox Sports, a special adviser to the Yankees and has also been working on a business venture called ARod Corp.
This appears to be Day 1 of a 10-day trip for Rodriguez, who was spotted on the kiss cam with Jennifer Lopez during Duke’s win at Miami on Monday. Maybe we’ll see him at some other sporting events soon.
— Alex Rodriguez (@AROD) January 18, 2018