VIDEO: Bolt follows in the footsteps of Jordan and LeBron
A cricketer in his younger days, future Manchester United hopeful, and now basketball star? The planet’s fastest man and self-proclaimed most naturally gifted athlete the world has ever seen turns his attention from the track to the court.
It’s NBA All Star weekend and Usain Bolt – no stranger to the limelight – took centre stage for the Celebrity All Star game, where he teamed up with the East in the annual charity event.
The game ended in a crushing 58-38 victory to the West with Kevin Hart crowned MVP for the second consecutive year. But while Bolt – a six time Olympic gold medallist – is unaccustomed to losing, it seems his side, much like himself, took a more laid back approach to the clash.
“We got beat bad, but their team was much more serious,” Bolt stated afterwards.
Bolt certainly is a gifted athlete, demonstrated by his powerful two-handed slam (albeit with a six-step travel!) in the first half, but insisted basketball isn’t really his sport. It seems he still has one eye on the coveted number 7 jersey at Manchester United.
“I’m more of a better soccer player than a basketball player, so I definitely want to try soccer.”
The Jamaican sprinter certainly seemed to enjoy the weekend – and his dunk – uploading numerous pictures to his Instagram account.
Check out his dunk here: