It's always good to see Jim Ross doing something in a legitimate sports setting where we know he won't be booked to do ridiculously stupid things for the sake of those who enjoy watching him flounder.
That's why it was a nice surprise to see good old J.R. pop up on ESPN's Sportscenter telecast after his cameo appearance at an Oklahoma City Thunder basketball game just last night. Ross tweeted about it shortly after:
"Did my cameo on OKC Thunder TV Fox Sports Okla. Had a blast. Didn't get fired! Had a great time tonight at OKC Thunder game. Appreciate the hospitality.@okcthunder rocks! Great 60th. Got a Thunder jersey...#60. Cool."
The fact that he got the chance to call a Thunder game, if even for a short while, isn't the real story here. It's the fact that he's rocking an awesome goatee with the white on both sides.
On a side note, yes, it's a slow news day.
Thanks to Cagesider GutenDirk, video of Ross' appearance is now included after the jump.