Clooney's basketball buddy is little Louis Bullock
05:00 AM, Oct 02, 2013
George Clooney’s love of hoops is well-documented, but we weren’t aware that he accepted toddlers as teammates.
“Louis and I played basketball together,” the actor told People of his Gravity co-star Sandra Bullock’s 3-year-old son. “There was (director) Alfonso (Cuarón) and Rande Gerber, and Louis would gravitate towards me and the guys and hang with us.”
And with a story that cute, Clooney seems to be a bit worried about tarnishing his public image as an eternal bachelor.
“It was fun, but I wish Sandy would stop telling the story, because it’s totally ruining my reputation!” he joked.
For anyone hoping for a romance, unfortunately it doesn’t seem that Clooney’s playtime with Louis is part of a larger plan to woo the tot’s mother. He says they’ve been friends forever and it sounds like it’ll stay that way.
“Sandy is the best. We’ve been really close friends for a long, long time,” he said. “She likes to say 20 years, but it’s been a little longer than that. So just the idea that I got to work with her was a blast.”