Phoenix Apple Store has NBA Player Mickael Pietrus Lend a Helping Hand on Launch Day


Mickael Pietrus dishing out drinks

Almost shamefully, I’ve waited in line on launch day for every iPhone and iPad. Each waiting experience has had it’s highs and lows. All have definitely been memorable, but today’s takes the cake. Waiting in line at Apple’s Store at Biltmore Fashion Park in Phoenix, I was surprised to run into Phoenix Suns basketball player Mickael Pietrus waiting at the front of the line to get his hands on the iPad 2.

In high spirits, Pietrus was taking time to interact with fans, joking around and asking for opinions on which color iPad he should get. At one point he helped an Apple employee push the drink cart around and handed out free Gatorades to the masses. Thirty minutes later he was giving out yogurt samples with some of the girls from Mojo Yogurt and letting people takes pictures with him and his iPad.

Maybe I’m overstating the fun Mickael Pietrus brought to the party, but it’s the simple things that matter when you’ve been sitting around for five hours waiting for the newest magical iPad.

  • Alpha

    wow thats too awesome =]

  • apple ‘insider’

    Very nice of him to be moving them Gatorades around for them Apple store employees.

  • apple ‘insider’

    BTW I think you need to ease up on the photo+ effects on the pictures ;)

  • Mike Rathjen

    What a strange news day to be reading about all the happy iPad2 people in the USA and then to read about all the people who have lost everything in Japan.

  • [Deleted User]

    unfortunately the pictures were pretty shoddy and too dark without applying some effects

  • Junk3124

    Yes…we are so connected in this digital world, and yet so disconnected too.

  • Commission Crusher

    A 24 year old millionaire who travels the world whenever he pleases, drives his own fully-loaded Audi TT coupe sports car and lives in a fully-paid luxury condo on the lakeside of downtown Toronto, Canada and most importantly, a fully-loaded bank account.