It’s difficult to imagine, but most sports stars weren’t famous their whole lives. Yet most athletes earn their fame through their own achievements on the playing field. Today, we’ll take a look at 30 odd encounters fans had with star athletes before they were famous.
These fans shared their stories online about how they met these individuals and reveal a lot about their character. They’re all fascinating stories, with some of them very funny. Check out the list below via Reddit and Bleacher Report.
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“I played 4 or 5 games of cornhole with Chris Duhon before the home game against UNC in 2008,” the_weak_sauce wrote on Reddit. “He was terrible, but we still had a good time. I’m also decent friends with Kyrie Irving — met him through a mutual friend the summer after he was drafted, now we both live in Cleveland. And by “decent friends” I mean that he probably still remembers my name.”
It’s odd that a good basketball player like Duhon was awful at cornhole because the concept isn’t too different from basketball. Throwing a tiny bag of corn into a hole doesn’t seem more difficult than a ball into a hoop but allegedly, Duhon struggled. He was an NCAA champion but never won an NBA ring despite playing for teams like the Los Angeles Lakers and Chicago Bulls.