Is it fair to say that everyone over the age of 15 knows Bon Jovi? It sure seems like it is, considering that they had the highest grossing concert tour in the world as recently as 2010. It just seems like everyone should and would know who they are.

But nope. From the Washington Post:

[John] Wall was asked about Bon Jovi and he replied, “Who’s that?”

Jan Vesely, the Czech forward getting dressed nearby, was stunned as he looked at Wall.

“No. You don’t know him?” Vesely said.

Emeka Okafor, seated in an adjacent locker room stall, shook his head and laughed.

Wall smiled and said, “I’m a 90s baby. I never heard of him.”

As I’m sure you can ascertain from context clues, even Jan Vesely knows who Bon Jovi is, despite the fact he was born and raised in the Czech Republic in 1990. Yes, that also makes him a “90s baby,” so I guess John Wall needs to step his other Jo(h)ns game up. I mean, “It’s My Life” came out when he was 10, so I’m sure he’s heard of them. Not to mention, he’s played two years in the NBA, which means he’s probably heard their songs in various arenas somewhere between 20 and 50 million times.

On the other hand, lucky John Wall for not knowing Bon Jovi. If I have to hear another bad cover band version of “Living On a Player,” I’m getting feathered hair.

(via Bullets Forever)

Comments (10)

  1. Hmm… doesn’t quite add up. He claims to have never heard of Bon Jovi, but offers up the fact that he’s a “90′s baby” as a reason why? If he really had no idea who Bon Jovi was, then he wouldn’t know /why/ he didn’t know who Bon Jovi was. For all he knows, Bon Jovi could be a solo project from one of the member of Animal Collective.

    The secret-massive-Bon-Jovi-fan doth protest to much, methinks.

  2. Jan Vesely being more aware of Bon Jovi is not so surprising : he’s HUGE in Eastern Europe.

  3. > If I have to hear another bad cover band version of “Living On a Player,” I’m getting feathered hair.

    2 incredible bookoff payoff ideas in a single sentence.

  4. I was born on October 1990 and I don’t know who Bon Jovi. I know the dude’s some sort of singer and I’ve hear his name many times before, but I don’t know what he looks like or any of his songs. I think a better reason for john wall to not know bon jovi’s that he’s black.

    • You just told the world you didn’t know what Jon Bon Jovi looked like — about 2 or 3 scrolls under a picture of Jon Bon Jovi.

  5. I would give up a whole lot of things to not know who or what bon jovi is… he/it is something like the godfather of truly, truly terrible main stream rock music. oh my god I hate them so fucking much and now I have all those songs in my head UGH john wall is a blessed person.

  6. Yet another reason he is not reaching his potential.

  7. He’s not even self-aware.

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