People We Would Party With: Sports Figures
We all strive for ultimate success. We fulfill our natural human desire when finally acquire a lifestyle complete with endless resources, top tier social standing and luxurious possessions.
Some people work tirelessly in order to build powerful corporations with international networks. On the other hand, some are born with breathtaking talents that catapult them to the top. Despite not having any tangible abilities, others reach that elite level for no other reason the fact that they were caught fornicating on camera.
In many situations, individuals aspire for success just to have the wealth of resources that would enable them to celebrate endlessly.
What truly separates the members of high society is how they choose to enjoy and celebrate their exuberant financial and social wealth. In this regard, no other class of individuals can rival the partying skills of those in the sports world.
Here are individuals of the sports world that we would celebrate with at any time:
Mark Cuban and the Dallas Mavericks
Billionaire Mark Cuban’s deep pockets and overall willingness to empty them out are well documented.
However, we have more interests in Cuban’s off the court expenditures. A good quarterback must know how to take care of his offensive linemen. Similarly, a quality owner needs to know how to hook it up for his players.
After winning the NBA championship, Cuban lived up to the analogy. Mark, his star player Dirk Nowitzki and the rest of the Mavs had hit the town to fulfill countless drunken endeavors.
The Maverick boys quickly tallied up $110,000 worth of “team bonding” in only four hours at a Miami club. Cuban admirably began this tab with his impressive splurge on a $90,000 Ace of Spades Champagne bottle. Surprisingly, the bottle was even larger than Cuban’s ego.
The party hardly died down after that throw-down. Afterwards, the Dallas crew njoyed some popular musical entertainment as they attended a Lil’ Wayne performance. Before heading back to Dallas, Cuban even left a $20,000 tip for the waiting staff. A gratuity he described as, “worth every penny.”
Say what you want about the way Cuban runs his team or handles the media, but there is absolutely zero doubt that Mark Cuban knows how to enjoy himself on a grand scale.
Pat McAfee, P for Indianapolis Colts
I know what you’re thinking. “Who in the hell is Pat McAfee?” But, you’re a smart audience since you subscribe to Elite Daily. So, bear with me.
Pat McAfee plays the punter for the Indianapolis Colts. No, he doe not possess the same high profile lifestyle or name recognition as others on this list. Nonetheless, he certainly makes up for his lack of public image with belligerent activities.
In October of 2010, McAfee was arrested for public intoxication. His blood-alcohol content was a solid .15 percent, almost twice the legal driving limit. Officers found McAfee wandering around shirtless after he had apparently taken a quick swim in a public canal within a neighborhood of Indianapolis.
When asked by police how much he had to drink, McAfee astutely responded, “A lot…cause I’m drunk!” Now there’s a refreshingly honest answer!
McAfee elegantly prefaced his future inebriated debacle when he tweeted shortly before going out, “Bye week bye week bye week. Time to get some s**t done. Happy Tuesday Party people.”
Clearly, the man knew he was going to engage in some outrageous shenanigans that night.
Ron Artest/Manny Ramirez
This category remains a tie between these two genuinely bizarre individuals.
Ron Artest, excuse me, Metta World Peace recently celebrated a birthday in Vegas. As many of you know, Vegas is the ultimate party destination that will surely leave you with countless hilarious memories (as well as numerous stories you won’t recall).
Now, Manny has been spotted in quite a few clubs in his day; most times, he’s caught entertaining a group of enthusiastic ladies.
But, the real reason these two qualify for this list lies in their unpredictability. With these two sports figures, you simply never know what will come next. Wait, isn’t that the fun of it anyway? You just know that at any moment you have absolutely no idea what might occur.
As long as Ron-Ron does not toss more fans around and Manny decides to leave the syringes at home, this duo will show you a very entertaining time.
Oh Sir Charles, you have truly come to embrace your retirement!
Charles Barkley has always been known as the popular guy. After his playing days were over, he made it a point to branch out—namely by befriending Jack Daniels, Jose Cuervo, and various Vegas card dealers.
I’m sure you are eagerly waiting for the details of his retirement years. some specific qualifications. Well, we should all know about Chuck’s compulsive gambling. He claims to have lost over $10 million in gambling, including $2.5 million in a single black jack sitting!
“I gamble for too much money,” Barkley once said to co-host Ernie Johnson, “As long as I can continue to do it I don’t think it’s a problem.” Well, we simply cannot argue with that.
If his willingness to bet large sums of money does not ensure his party status, perhaps his recent run in with the law might be of some interest. In 2008, Barkley was pulled over by police for running a stop sign. After smelling alcohol on his breath, officers administered field sobriety tests, and Bark promptly failed.
The police report for the incident revealed that Barkley’s excuse for his poor driving was that he felt overly eager to get home to receive oral sex from his female passenger. You’re a real class act, Chuck!
For over a decade, Derek Jeter has maintained his status as the most eligible bachelor in all of New York and possibly the city’s most popular athlete.
Jeter fits in as our personal favorite entry on this list. His “under the radar” approach solidifies him as arguably the most successful partying man in the realm of sports. While he routinely hits all of the hottest clubs in NYC, Jeter is known to head straight to the V.I.P. section and rarely mingles with any of the public troublemakers that come and go. We have never seen a scandal or even a slight social misstep from this All-Star shortstop.
Number 2 is the epitome of class and cool. His female companions have always been gorgeous as well as able to maintain the low profile Jeter keeps. We believe that the lack of gossip surrounding Jeter’s social festivities also make him one of the all time greats in this area.
While only a few of us may possess enough athletic potential to secure a starting position for the Yankees, we are all still capable of executing excessive celebration. I implore you all to take a page out of the same social playbook that these hot shots utilize. Thank us in the morning. Stay Elite.
Brandon Katz | Elite.
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