'm sorry to break the heart of each and every sadistic son of a bitch that enjoyed watching a man appear to lose three months salary amongst a litany of spilled beer, half-eaten hot dogs, and stale popcorn, but this proposal gone gone awry was a complete setup. Even if internet advertising hadn't taught me that things that seem too good to be true usually are, I would still know this was all an act. Why, you ask? Because an entire section of people immediately springing to the rescue of a complete stranger in the year 2017 is somehow exponentially less believable than a fan thinking it's a brilliant idea to expedite a proposal during a TV timeout of a game against the Philadelphia fucking 76ers. I really hate being the bearer of bad news, but it's about damn time someone called attention to the fact that the Atlanta Hawks completely insulted the intelligence - that you may or may not have - by trying to trick you into trusting their contrived viral videos.
That said, I do have to give credit where credit is due. The only way in which I would be able to suspend such obvious disbelief is if this scene took place in a 'straight-to-TV' romantic comedy, but at least it would be a 'straight-to-TV' romantic comedy that was relatively well casted.
I haven't thought all that much about what the type of person who would put their hands on another man mid-proposal might look like, but a white guy in a fedora trying to force his way on screen is absolutely spot-on. I can't say I know too many black guys that are corny enough to pop the question during a meaningless regular season basketball game, but I can promise you that if I did they'd have a closet full of painfully striped sweaters with the seams showing. The future wifey that goes from "oh my god, oh my god, oh my god" lovestruck to "white boy, If you say one more word to me I swear on mothafuckin' everything..." ratchet within seconds? The rest of the section that is far too sympathetic and cooperative to exist in a real life scenario? This little show they put on exercised every stereotype in the book, and that's exactly what I would expect from a low budget love story that was interrupted by a suspiciously wacky turn of events.