Social Roundup: See what athletes are doing with their seasons suspended – April 3
With the NBA, MLB, NHL and other major sports leagues and sporting events suspended or canceled because of the coronavirus, professional athletes are spending their free time working out, playing video games, learning how to play instruments and more. Have a look at what some of your favorite players from your favorite teams are up to on social media.
Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James is dancing the pain away on TikTok.
Even though the NBA season is suspended, the King has been breaking out moves we haven’t seen from him since his first stint in Cleveland.
— Overtime (@overtime) April 3, 2020
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry and Lakers center Javale McGee did some catching up on Instagram live.
Curry revealed he has actually been playing the role of substitute teacher for his daughters in their time away from school.
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Curry says he’s been substitute teaching for his daughter’s class, but she doesn’t rate his teaching skills. And, he compares his brother Seth winning his IG Live trivia to Wade giving Derrick Jones the Dunk Contest Championship 😂 [via @nba, @stephencurry30]
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Utah Jazz guard Jordan Clarkson is not to be outdone by his former teammate James on TikTok, also getting in on the dancing.
He did the #ToosieSlideChallenge.
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No gym? No problem
Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward is still sharpening his ball-handling skills while at home.
Can you keep up with @gordonhayward's go-to ball handling drill?
Give it a shot and reply with your best take ⛹️ pic.twitter.com/debcM8gKrs
— Boston Celtics (@celtics) April 2, 2020
Utah Jazz forward Georges Niang is finding new ways to get cardio work.
He’s using his stationary bike at home to remain in shape and healthy.
🚲 @GeorgesNiang20 likes to hop on the bike to get moving.
— utahjazz (@utahjazz) April 3, 2020
Meanwhile, in the NFL, these workouts are a bit more intense.
Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stefon Diggs is redefining what a push-up looks like.
Oh ok, Stefon Diggs 😳 The new @BuffaloBills WR is not doing just your basic workout…
— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) April 2, 2020
In the MLB, teams are getting really creative in their time away from the field.
The Cincinnati Reds have found a way to play catch with one another while still somehow social-distancing. Impressive stuff.
— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) April 3, 2020
New York Mets pitcher Marcus Stroman doesn’t appear to be suffering too much.
MTV Cribs needs to come back and take a tour of his home if this is what the outside looks like.
— Marcus Stroman (@STR0) April 3, 2020