October 7th, 2010
Basket ‘Ballers: The Sequel
Having recently noted that football players are currently undertaking a ‘cool’ by association’ program through basketball, we feel it is our duty to bring you the latest examples of this sporting symbiosis.
First up, David Villa, who has clearly taken a shine to the theme and run with it. Sitting about observing others playing the game is clearly not sufficient for the Spanish striker and the above video sees him swapping shirts with Orlando Magic star Dwight Howard and then throwing a few choice moves on the court. Who knew the Baron of Bitchface was in possession of such thrillz and skillz?
Slightly less enthusiasm was evident when the French NT attended the Minnesota Timberwolves vs. New York Knicks game at the Stade De France last Saturday. In fact, Les Bleus look like a bunch of sulky school boys on a group bonding session, determined not to enjoy themselves at all costs. Which, essentially, they are. (via fff.fr)
Meanwhile, Yoann Gourcuff abandoned the program completely, choosing to pose with French singer songwriter Pascal Obispo at the game. Still. How sweet are they? (via fff.fr)
Whaddya think, Kickettes? Are you buying this ‘pursuit of hipness’ through basketball thing? Or is it just that pictures of players in casualwear rings your bell? Either works for us.