There weren’t a whole lot of basketball fans in the Pauley Pavilion stands when UCLA took on Richmond late last month, so you could almost hear every individual groan when a man proposed marriage to his girlfriend on the arena’s JumboVision and was cruely rebuffed.

But was it actually a failed marriage proposal or a hoax?

Asked afterwards, a UCLA spokesman insisted the rejected proposal was for real. However, as you will see in the video below, there is something  awkward about the whole thing, suggesting it was staged, much like the failed marriage proposal on the ‘Ellen Degeneres Show’ which recently hit the Web.

And if it was staged . . . come on guys, you’re in Los Angeles, get some better actors! Watch below and judge whether or not this failed proposal is real or fake.

[via Yahoo!]