As time was expiring in the Arizona State Sun Devils' win over the UCLA Bruins Saturday, FOX Sports play-by-play announcer Gus Johnson praised quarterback Mike Bercovici with a playful call:
"What a game tonight from this young man from Calabasas, California," Johnson said. "He may get a call from Kim Kardashian after this one, his home girl."
Monday's weekly press conference took a weird turn and opened an unexpected can of worms when a local television reporter asked Bercovici if he ever got a call from the celebrity, who also hails from Calabasas.
Bercovici seemed flustered and replied with this response, according to the official transcript from ASAP Sports:
"So hopefully my girlfriend is not listening because I can't get in trouble here, but I didn't get a call from Kim Kardashian," Bercovici said.
During the press conference, "didn't" was not enunciated enough, leading some reporters to believe that Bercovici said "did." There were some mixed reports from Twitter:
Mike Bercovici said knows Kim Kardashian and got a call from her as Gus Johnson alluded "Don't tell my girlfriend about this."— House of Sparky (@HouseOfSparky) October 5, 2015
ASU Quarterback Mike Bercovici confirms he did get a call from Kim Kardashian after the win against UCLA. @MikeBerco pic.twitter.com/UWUP0WhpFB— Joe Pequeno (@JoePequenoTV) October 5, 2015
Bercovici did admit that he got a call from Kim Kardashian, his father knows the family through his video filming business.— Devils Digest (@DevilsDigest) October 5, 2015
And no, #ASU Bercovici didn't receive a call from @KimKardashian; mentioned on broadcast that his Dad once did video shoot at family's house— Craig Grialou (@CraigAZSports) October 5, 2015
I can neither confirm nor deny the rumors of @KimKardashian calling @MikeBerco #ForksUp— Jordan Simone (@JordanSimone38) October 5, 2015
Here is the video of Bercovici's response from Sun Devil Athletics:
Let's set the record straight - Kim Can't Keep Up With Bercovici https://t.co/kpUhs09rg1— Sun Devil Athletics (@TheSunDevils) October 5, 2015
When the reporter continued to ask about the call, Bercovici did confirm there is a small connection between him and Kardashian.
"My dad does video production, owns a video production company, so I'm not sure exactly what it was, but they live about a nice five-minute drive away," Bercovici said. "I couldn't tell you exactly what they did, but I know that my dad has met Kim before."
Anyway, we've had our fun. Let's move on to game week.