2018 in the rearview mirror: From Diego Maradona's World Cup histrionics to Naomi Osaka dancing, funniest moments
2018 was a barrel of laughs. From Diego Maradona's histrionics in the stands at the FIFA World Cup to JR Smith forgetting the score during Game 1 of the NBA Finals, the year was loaded with moments that tickled the funny bone.
2018 was a barrel of laughs.
From Diego Maradona's histrionics in the stands at the FIFA World Cup to JR Smith forgetting the score during Game 1 of the NBA Finals, the year was loaded with moments that tickled the funny bone.
Here's Firstpost's selection of the most hilarious moments from the year:
That look on LeBron James’ face when JR Smith forgot the score in Game 1 of NBA Finals
this moment is going down in nba history pic.twitter.com/0BoTKFzXU0
— Whitney Medworth (@its_whitney) June 1, 2018
When Nico Hulkenberg was left ‘hanging like a cow’
Virat Kohli clearly having fun in Australia
When Kristaps Porzingis met Lomachenko
Kristaps Porzingis is 7'3"
Vasyl Lomachenko... is not pic.twitter.com/vdq0u9KYzy
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) December 7, 2018
San Antonio Spurs coach Greg Popovic being asked what makes LeBron James difficult to guard
What makes LeBron hard to guard? Pop has a simple answer pic.twitter.com/PeRIA1UNlT
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter)
There was something flying between Fernando Alonso’s legs during a race. And it’s not what you think it is
BEST TEAM RADIO OF 2018
— Formula 1 (@F1) December 6, 2018
Why Daniel Ricciardo shouldn’t get excited while driving…
— Formula 1 (@F1) November 29, 2018
James Harden giving himself a nosebleed dunking
Sometimes you kick the football. Sometimes the ball hits you back! Michy Batshuayi knows that now.
— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) June 28, 2018
Football's a risky sport. Sometimes.
We discovered Zlatan's doppleganger
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) November 29, 2018
Why did Magnus Carlsen change his socks mid-way during World Championships?
The incredible camera footage from @NRKsjakk caught it! Carlsen went from red to black socks during
— Susan Polgar (@SusanPolgar) November 19, 2018
NHL mascot's bad first day at work
— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) September 25, 2018
James Harden walks out in...
"OH MY GOD."
Chuck's not feeling James Harden's pregame look pic.twitter.com/0hWbiFF0Bl
— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) December 14, 2018
When the ball got stuck. And then the towel followed
Kings trolling Steph Curry
The Kings showed moon landing footage during Warriors' intros to troll Steph. pic.twitter.com/DReQr2ISVE
— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) December 15, 2018
When Fellaini tried to kill a paramedic in Liverpool clash
Hahahahahahahahahahaha Fellaini has just nearly killed a paramedic pic.twitter.com/PK0JrSoVqY
— Joshua (@JoshBew95) December 16, 2018
Own-goal, NBA style (When the Knicks dunked into their own basket)
— Shaqtin' a Fool (@shaqtin) December 9, 2018
Embiid rises for a windmill dunk. Embiid shanks the windmill dunk. Ben Simmons likes it!
The look Ben Simmons gave Embiid after he missed that windmill dunk pic.twitter.com/iusBRZytqf
— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) November 20, 2018
Speaking of spectacularly shanked dunks, here's Dennis Smith Junior with his entry
— Shaqtin' a Fool (@shaqtin) November 18, 2018
Hamidou Diallo has something to say about missed dunks
And here's Steven Adams rising to the occasion as well
"He cannot jump that high!" ♂️ pic.twitter.com/eYEPXnKnLZ
— Shaqtin' a Fool (@shaqtin) November 8, 2018
King James' nomination is here
Draymond Green rocking the rim
— Shaqtin' a Fool (@shaqtin) May 23, 2018
Ben Simmons rises. Ben Simmons falls
— Shaqtin' a Fool (@shaqtin) April 1, 2018
— Shaqtin' a Fool (@shaqtin) April 1, 2018
Joel Embiid with a hat-trick
— Shaqtin' a Fool (@shaqtin) February 22, 2018
Geraint Thomas’ Tour de France trophy gets stolen. Dope cheat Lance Armstrong wants him to give him his
Geraint Thomas' Tour de France trophy was stolen from a cycling show earlier this week.
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) October 12, 2018
How will Brexit affect Geraint Thomas?
As Geraint Thomas celebrates his Tour de France victory, there are fears his post-Brexit equipment might not be so competitive pic.twitter.com/9ZSNkSkuqx
— The Poke (@ThePoke) July 31, 2018
Naomi Osaka vs Angelique Kerber. WTA Finals. One set all. Osaka makes a mistake. She has a question for her racquet.
"Whyyyyyyyy?" - @Naomi_Osaka_
— WTA Insider (@WTA_insider) October 24, 2018
When Naomi Osaka lost a mini-tennis game in training to coach Sascha Bajin, her punishment was to dance at Shibuya crosswalk, Part I
— NaomiOsaka大坂なおみ (@Naomi_Osaka_) April 16, 2018
When Naomi Osaka lost a mini-tennis game in training to coach Sascha Bajin, her punishment was to dance at Shibuya crosswalk, Part II
Shibuya awkward “dancing” pt 2 pic.twitter.com/fRASMyPb3o
— NaomiOsaka大坂なおみ (@Naomi_Osaka_) December 20, 2018
When Ellen DeGeneres introducing Naomi Osaka to Michael B Jordan
You’re adorable. I better be asked to officiate the wedding.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) September 12, 2018
Ellen sending Naomi Osaka a ‘birthday present’
pls block me
— NaomiOsaka大坂なおみ (@Naomi_Osaka_) October 16, 2018
Naomi Osaka on training days
Nothing has changed from then to now pic.twitter.com/dHSDyX0rv6
— NaomiOsaka大坂なおみ (@Naomi_Osaka_) July 24, 2018
Naomi Osaka tried her hand at #WhatTheFluffChallenge. And it didn’t go as per plan
— NaomiOsaka大坂なおみ (@Naomi_Osaka_) July 12, 2018
When Naomi Osaka tried her hand at pool
Naomi Osaka with probably the best acceptance speech of all time
— WTA (@WTA) March 18, 2018
Naomi Osaka doesn’t know how to hit a tweener
Can someone please teach me how to do this correctly pic.twitter.com/GeLh56xBQF
— NaomiOsaka大坂なおみ (@Naomi_Osaka_) February 27, 2018
Naomi Osaka learning to hit a tweener
— WTA (@WTA) March 4, 2018
Ravi Shastri on India’s Test victory at Adelaide
A post-match interview you know you don't want to miss!
— SPN- Sports (@SPNSportsIndia) December 10, 2018
When Fernando Alonso missed a chicane
— Formula 1 (@F1) December 21, 2018
When Curry headed the ball away
— Shaqtin' a Fool (@shaqtin) January 18, 2018
Raikkonen wins a race after 112 grands prix. Finnish commentator loses it
— Ossi Oikarinen (@Ossi_Oikarinen) October 21, 2018
When Taj Gibson defended with a shoe in his hand
The game is truly evolving. Here is Taj Gibson running around playing defense with his shoe. pic.twitter.com/li7vKGDsnE
— Rob Perez (@WorldWideWob) December 18, 2018
When seven-foot tall Anthony Davis was still too short
Boban playing keep away from Anthony Davis is hilarious pic.twitter.com/JC2ClYhRwE
— CJ Fogler (@cjzero) April 10, 2018
Partizan Belgrade fans pelting linesman with snowballs
Partizan Belgrade fans pelting the assistant referee with snow balls
— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) December 15, 2018
When LeBron James snubbed Josh Hart
I WILL HIGH-FIVE YOU, JOSH HART. pic.twitter.com/ahlVIWcTjv
— Lakers Nation (@LakersNation) October 23, 2018
What's Maitlan Brown’s hidden talent?
— Melbourne Renegades (@RenegadesBBL) November 30, 2018
AS Roma’s Twitter handle issues a ‘threat’
When Rod Laver participated in a Mexican Wave
— Laver Cup (@LaverCup) September 21, 2018
That's not how you smash a racquet, Andrey
51. Andrey Rublev continued to fail at smashing racquets. (@ US Open) pic.twitter.com/j2dDn83pY6
— Matthew Willis (@MattRacquet) December 19, 2018
David Beckham advises Zlatan Ibrahimovic to work on moving past his ‘shyness’
"500 goals! That makes you really, really old."
— LA Galaxy (@LAGalaxy) September 17, 2018
Chris Evert bowing to Naomi Osaka
When Bruce Banner bows when meeting T’Challa I thought of Chris Evert bowing to Naomi Osaka after her US Open win pic.twitter.com/oUbiS9MINF
— Sibongile Mafu (@sboshmafu) September 24, 2018
Here’s why Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer would not have made a very successful doubles pair
Thomas Bjorn getting a tattoo on his butt after losing bet with Ryder Cup teammates
— Ryder Cup Europe (@RyderCupEurope) December 24, 2018
Tim Paine does some talking
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) December 17, 2018
When Duisburg goalkeeper took to break in the middle of a game, the predictable happened
Iran's Milad Mohammadi made everyone laugh with a spectacularly botched attempt at a throw-in against Spain at the FIFA World Cup
Senegal making waves with their wacky training regimen
— elliot ross (@FutbolsaCountry) June 23, 2018
Senegal coach Aliou Cisse also made an impression during the FIFA World Cup
He wasn't the only one to make an impression at the FIFA World Cup
Of course, we all know that Maradona had a cold during the World Cup
7. When Diego Maradona had a terrible fucking cold during the World Cup... pic.twitter.com/hqqn7FHEsI
— Swearing Sports News (@SwearingSport) December 24, 2018
Maradona would neither confirm nor deny anything
Shaktar Donestsk coach Paulo Fonseca coming to a post-match press conference donning a Zorro costume
At Russia, Neymar also grabbed headlines with his performances. Not with the ball at his feet.
Mo Salah's statue, which looks nothing like Mo Salah
Who does Mo Salah's statue ACTUALLY look like? pic.twitter.com/kpivD3xkDD
— Soccer AM (@SoccerAM) November 6, 2018
Well left by Nick Kyrgios
43. Kyrgios won the award for 'least effort during a return game' (@ Queens) pic.twitter.com/BfwNrayUQL
— Matthew Willis (@MattRacquet) December 18, 2018
Shaun Pollock's wardrobe malfunction
— SuperSport (@SuperSportTV) December 30, 2018
Brazil celebrated all their goals at the FIFA World Cup with a lot of vigour. Too much vigour probably
Kohli was walking back with Shubman Gill after a training session at the Edgbaston in Birmingham.
India vs England: We want to win this series by winning the fifth Test, not by drawing it, says Mohammed Siraj
The right-arm pacer said that Dravid is very much approachable and has solutions to every problem.
Kohli was stranded in two minds as he leaned forward to a short of good length delivery but wasn’t sure if he should play or leave the delivery