Messi spotted at NBA game, is just as awkward on TV as everyone else

Lionel Messi has been disrupting soccer fans in Washington, D.C. in the past few days as he trains with the Argentina national team ahead of Saturday’s friendly against El Salvador.

But, despite what many believe, Messi is just like everyone else.

At least when it comes to showing up on TV at an NBA game.

Messi and his Argentine teammates took some time out of training to watch the Washington Wizards host the Indiana Pacers.

Messi was yammering away with Javier Mascherano and it took a few moments for Mascherano to point out the TV cameo to Messi (which happens around 0:45).

Carlos Tevez, on the other hand, seems quite content with his nachos.

Also, juxtaposing Messi with NBA players is an irresistible photo op, so here you go.

Messi meets fellow countryman Luis Scola:

And Wizards’ Kevin Seraphin:

h/t 101 Great Goals

Images courtesy Getty


Sydney Leroux’s 15-min gym sculpt workout for Nike Training Club.

This is one of my favorite workouts in the NTC app.

Gareth Bale scores absolute stunner for Wales in Euro 2016 qualifier

Not that we doubted Gareth Bale’s scoring abilities, but we’ve just been reminded of his free kick skills.

In Wales’ 3-0 Euro 2016 qualifying victory against Israel, Bale scored a beautiful curler from just outside the box.

It’s so pretty that it freezes the Israeli goalie in place.

The win helped Wales leapfrog Israel atop Group B.

Maybe Real Madrid should reconsider who takes their free kicks in the future?

Photo courtesy Action Images.