The joy of becoming a professional athlete is that as long as you play by the rules, you’re free to run your life in any way that you want. These 10 basketballers got that memo and decided to run as far with it as they could. They are all really weird. Check them out.
Ron Artest: The Camera Wrecker
Ron was odd on the court but even odder off of it. He once smashed a $100,000 camera in Madison Square Garden just because he felt like it. Also, he changed his name to Metta World Peace.
Gilbert Arenas: A Gun Happy Gambler
Arenas fell out with Javaris Crittenton over a card game when he was at the Washington Wizards. So, he decided to resolve it like a man by threatening Crittention at gunpoint.
J.J. Reddick Is A Little OCD
J.J. Reddick has a very strict routine, and interfering with it makes his game go very badly. Having a meal 20 minutes later than usual in March 2013 meant that he missed 10 out of 11 shots on the court later that day, according to him.
Dennis Rodman: The Dictator’s Chum
Rodman is possibly insane. He hangs out with Kim Jong-Un, the genocidal maniac who runs North Korea. And he is famous for mad stunts such as wrestling with Hulk Hogan.
Darryl Dawkins: The Alien From Planet Lovetron
It’s hard to beat Daryl Dawkins in the weirdness stakes. He claimed to be an alien from the Planet Lovetron and to preach “interplanetary funkmanship.”
Stephon Marbury Saw Jesus In The Shower
Daryl Dawkins believed he was an alien. When asked about aliens on a web stream, Marbury said he wasn’t sure if he believed in them. Then he said, “But I believe in Jesus because I saw him in the shower the other day.”
Russell Westbrook Is Angrily Ambidextrous
Apparently, Russell Westbrook is ambidextrous. He also gets very, very angry if you mention this to him. So don’t. Why does he get angry? Nobody knows but him.
James Harden: The Candy Man
James Harden loves candy. Like, really loves it. He’s been sponsored by candy brands and has a basketball full of candy in his car to munch on.
Jason Terry Eats A Lot Of Chicken
Jason Terry’s daughters say their dad is a weirdo and one of his strangest habits is his insistence on only eating chicken before a game. It used to be fried chicken only, but he’s branched out recently and will eat rotisserie chicken too.