Dick Vitale seems to love music about as much as he loves basketball, which is *really* saying something.

The highly enthusiastic college basketball broadcaster has live-tweeted concerts from musicians such as Elton John, Billy Joel, Barry Manilow, Lionel Richie, and Rod Stewart.

And the latest concert Vitale showed off on social media? Jennifer Lopez in Las Vegas.

Vitale posted a video of Lopez’s show on Instagram, with the caption reading, “Saw the @jlo Show in Las Vegas @planethollywood & she was #awesomebaby Unbelievable staging & what energy!”

Well, Vitale was the color commentator on ESPN for Monday night’s Gonzaga-San Francisco WCC semifinals game in Vegas. And with Gonzaga up 25 points in the final minutes, Vitale decided to tell play-by-play man Bob Wischusen about how much he enjoyed the J-Lo show, and compared her dance and music skills to LeBron James as a basketball player. He also had a little humblebrag about getting a text message from J-Lo’s boyfriend, Alex Rodriguez.

“Let me tell you, when you come back to Vegas, you’ve got to go see Jennifer Lopez. I mean I haven’t seen energy… she is to dance and music what LeBron is to absolute basketball.

And I got a little text message from a guy named Alex Rodriguez. He said, ‘I really appreciated that you said that about Jennifer.’

She’s unbelievable.”


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