25 Celebrities Who Endured Embarrassing Sports Failures

Darren - December 21, 2020

25 Celebrities Who Endured Embarrassing Sports Failures

Darren - December 21, 2020
Mandatory Credit: Sports Illustrated

4. Logan Paul

Paul is a leading YouTube star with millions of social media followers. He also has a reputation for being a moron with one video in Japan attracting massive controversy because he filmed a dead person in a forest. Meanwhile, Paul and his younger brother Jake have recently stepped into the world of professional boxing. He fought fellow YouTuber KSI in an amateur match that went to a draw. Then they agreed to rematch as professionals.

However, this didn’t go as well as Paul expected because he lost the match. It was controversial because the referee deducted two points from him in the final round. But it was still embarrassing for the Internet star because he talked himself up so big. He wanted to win so that he could continue to run his big mouth and annoy the entire world. Now his brother is the one doing that instead.

Mandatory Credit: USA TODAY Sports

3. 50 Cent

50 Cent has sold over 30 million albums throughout his career but don’t ask him to pitch a baseball. This might seem like a strange connection but the rap icon joined the ranks of terrible celebrity pitchers in 2014. This infamous moment took place before the Mets-Pirates game at Citi Field. No doubt the hip hop legend had visions of going full Babe Ruth in front of the watching fans.

To make matters worse, his practice throws weren’t bad at all. Unfortunately, he clearly isn’t reliable in clutch situations because when the time came, he totally failed. The run-up looked good and he winded up his arm, but then he blasted the ball so far wide-left that it probably came back to hit him. As one YouTube fan commented, “his aim is so bad, he probably shot himself those nine times.”

Mandatory Credit: The Mercury News

2. Jose Canseco

Canseco is a colorful character who made his name as an MLB star. A two-time World Series winner, he was also the AL MVP in 1988. But Canseco totally tarnished his record when he openly admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs throughout his career. After retiring from baseball, he decided to transition to MMA. However, that didn’t work out very well for him.

He competed against giant cult hero Hong-Man Choi during the Super Hulk Grand Prix at DREAM 9. The event took place in Japan where they love a freak fight. It went about as well for Canseco as he could have expected because Choi demolished him in under one round. Freakishly tall and strong, Choi used his reach and power to bully the former baseball star and forced him to tap out.

Mandatory Credit: Variety

1. Diana Ross

The World Cup is the most-watched sports tournament on the planet. Every four years, soccer teams from every continent battle it out to prove that they’re the best. The USA hosted the tournament in 1994 because the geniuses at FIFA thought that would make Americans care about that sport. However, that worked as well as Icarus’s wings because it totally failed. But one moment is emblematic of the US’s relationship with soccer more than any other.

Oprah Winfrey fell off the stage after introducing Ross at the opening ceremony. Then the Supremes’ star performed before one of the most cringe-inducing moments in sports history. Next, she took a penalty to symbolically open the tournament. Ross ran up in her dress and heels before smacking the ball wide of the goal. But the organizers rigged the net to split apart regardless. It was hilariously bad.