Talk about a slam dunk proposal! This groom wanted to combine his love for basketball and his partner with a creative public proposal, and we definitely think this engagement was on the ball.
Eli Lunzer from New York knew that he wanted his proposal to girlfriend Yosefa Heber to be memorable.
“I knew I had to go big,” Lunzer told The Jewish Week. “I wanted it to be epic and memorable and kind of crazy. I wanted it to be unexpected and I love the Knicks and the Garden.”
He had reached out to Madison Square Garden to plan a proposal but his request was denied. Luckily for him he had a few good contacts who were able to made this dream a reality.
He crafted a plan to have a staring contest between him and his girlfriend during the timeout in the second quarter of the Kicks game in front of 20 000 other basketball fans. A few seconds into the staring contest, Lunzer reaches into his pocket and pulls out a ring box before going down on one knee to propose.
“I was nervous as hell and I didn’t sleep [the previous] Friday night,” Lunzer said. “I knew she’d say ‘yes’ but didn’t know if she’d agree to the staring contest.”
Luckily she did, and even cried tears of joy when Lunzer proposed. “Even though there were 20,000 people, it felt like it was just the two of us,” she said.
Watch the video below:
Feature image: Instagram / Eli Lunzer