On Tuesday, the NHL announced that fan-elected enforcer John Scott would captain the Pacific Division team in its all-star game, despite being traded out of the Pacific Division and sent down to the Montreal Canadiens’ minor league affiliate.
Following the announcement, commissioners of the NBA, CFL, and Danish Women’s Handball League have confirmed that they, too, would allow Scott to participate in their all-star games.
Scott, who appeared in just 11 games for the Phoenix Coyotes before being traded to the Montreal Canadiens and sent down to the AHL’s St. John’s IceCaps, said he was “honored” and “confused” by his multiple all-star game elections.
“The NBA All-Star Game is the ultimate fan experience,” NBA commissioner Adam Silver said in a statement. “I don’t know much about Mr. Scott’s basketball experience, but I do know the hash-tag #VoteJohnScott found its way into our voting tabulations. So really we’re left with no choice.”
According to unconfirmed reports, Scott has been nominated for an Academy Award as well.