Valentine’s Day is all about showering those you love with affection.
That’s no different for top athletes, whether they have a game tonight or are in the midst of the offseason.
From Tom Brady to LeBron James and Tim Tebow, athletes across every sport are taking time out of their day to pay tribute to their significant others with sweet pics and captions on Instagram – because if you didn’t post it online, did it really even happen?
Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to just be about celebrating romantic love. It can also be a day to express affection for your family, friends and other important loves in your life – especially your best bro.
Athlete bromances are much more in the public eye in the age of social media as fans get to see more of players’ lives off the field. Often, those lives still involve their teammates. From Tom Brady and Julian Edelman to LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, many athletes who spend time together at work are also the best of friends.
Star athletes like LeBron James and Stephen Curry are likely popular Halloween costumes among their trick-or-treating fans — but that doesn’t mean the players themselves can’t dress up, too!
With Halloween landing on a Tuesday this year, celebrations across the world spanned the entire weekend as well as the first two days of the week.
LeBron, for instance, hosted a costume party for his teammates on the team’s off day on Monday. The host donned an eerily realistic outfit of Pennywise the clown from hit movie ‘It’ with full face paint that will haunt the nightmares of fans and opponents alike.
Curry also drew inspiration from the cinema for his costume this year, dressing as Jigsaw from the iconic ‘Saw’ horror films — even riding his bicycle to work to remain in character.
Forbes has released its annual ranking of the world’s highest-paid athletes for 2017, and some of the amounts listed are staggering.
Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo came in at No. 1 for the second straight year, thanks to his hefty salary and endorsements. His earnings increased by $5 million in 2017, bringing his total annual earnings to $93 million.
The list unsurprisingly had striking similarities to ESPN’s ranking of the year’s most famous athletes, including an identical top 3 of Ronaldo, LeBron James and Lionel Messi.
Stars like Tom Brady and Ryan Lochte may be household names in the United States, but that doesn’t necessarily hold true throughout the rest of the world.
ESPN revealed the 2017 edition of its annual World Fame 100 ranking on Tuesday, listing the top 100 most famous active athletes on the planet.
For the second year in a row, soccer asserted its place as the most popular sport on Earth, with 3 of the top 10 most famous athletes being footballers. Tennis, golf and basketball were close behind with 2 stars each.
Usain Bolt, the fastest man on Earth, also landed a spot in the top 10.
Everyone has an opinion about Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James. Is he the greatest basketball player of all time? Could be. Is he the face of the NBA? Maybe. Is he going to win not two, not three, not four NBA championships? Possibly.
One thing we know for sure, though, is that LeBron was once a regular old teenager just like us — at least, sort of — and he’s barely aged since.