10 to One
In-game Instagram insanity
Only Mario Balotelli could score a screamer and follow it up by going live on Instagram for the celebration.
In our weekly series, 10 to One, AthletesVoice will bring you our 10 favourite posts from sportspeople around the world.
10. STARS STUCK IN AN ELEVATOR
This takes team-bonding to a whole new level.
Enes Kanter got to spend 30 quality minutes getting to know his new Portland teammates when they got stuck in an elevator for 30 minutes. Here are some of the highlights.
— Enes Kanter (@Enes_Kanter) February 26, 2019
9. A DAUGHTER CONQUERS HER Fears
Tony Hawk was one proud father watching his 10-year-old daughter, Kadence, ‘drop in’ for the first time.
The skateboarding legend reckons he was more nervous than she was.
8. life’s simple pleasures
Alyssa Healy appreciates a good toasted ‘sanga’ just as much as the next Aussie, as we saw during the third ODI against New Zealand.
Now that is a look of complete satisfaction.
BEST. TOASTIE. EVER https://t.co/yUzw9ZA7io
— Alyssa Healy (@ahealy77) March 3, 2019
7. JT’S LITTLE MIRACLE
Rugby League legend Johnathan Thurston has become a father for the fourth time, following the birth of Remie Lee Thurston.
It doesn’t get better than that.
6. A LONG WAIT BETWEEN DRINKS
Maty Ryan’s Brighton and Hove Albion just claimed their first win of 2019 in the Premier League … in March.
No time to celebrate, though. The Seagulls remain well and truly in a fight to avoid relegation.
Missed that feeling. A step back in the right direction. Thanks to the fans for the continued support. Been a tough period but they make the good moments that much sweeter. Plenty work still to do 👊🏼 pic.twitter.com/VkR9QB16Io
— Maty Ryan (@MatyRyan) March 3, 2019
5. CLIPPERS JUMP THE GUN
Despite all the speculation, Dirk Nowitzki still hasn’t announced that he will be retiring at the end of the season.
That didn’t stop Doc Rivers and the LA Clippers paying tribute to the NBA legend with a pre-emptive standing ovation. Just in case.
Thanks Doc and Clippers fans! I will always remember this https://t.co/kzVfbt5S4E
— Dirk Nowitzki (@swish41) February 26, 2019
4. THE MAN TENNIS NEEDS
Nick Kyrgios has ruffled quite a few feathers in 2019 but his performance at the Mexican Open was pure entertainment.
It prompted this glowing endorsement from Serena Williams’ tennis coach, Patrick Mouratoglou.
I know it sounds like everyone but I really believe that @NickKyrgios is fantastic for tennis. One of the only player who doesn’t think twice before talking or acting. He is just being himself, like it or not. That is what tennis needs.
— Patrick Mouratoglou (@pmouratoglou) March 3, 2019
3. BRUNO’S CLAssy FAREWELL
Melbourne City fan favourite Bruno Fornaroli has departed the club after a lengthy stand-off with coach Warren Joyce.
He showed his class with this heartfelt letter to the ‘Melbourne City Family’.
— Bruno Fornaroli (@BFornaroli) February 27, 2019
2. A GOOD-NEWS NRL STORY
Karina Brown and Vanessa Foliaki’s kiss went viral after last year’s Women’s State of Origin.
For their brave display of love, the couple have taken out the sports category at the LGBTI Awards.
1. BALOTELLI SCORES, GOES LIVE ON INSTA
Mario Balotelli is one of the best in the business when it comes to memorable goal celebrations.
This might be our favourite since his ‘why always me’ T-shirt.
After scoring an incredible overhead goal for Marseille, he grabbed his phone off a waiting photographer and went live on Instagram.
Don’t go changing, Mario.