Michael Phelps Distracts College Basketball Player by Stripping Down and Dancing in a Speedo
By Desiree Murphy
Well, this is certainly one way to get somebody's attention!
On Thursday night, Michael Phelps attended a men's basketball game at Arizona State University, stepping out wearing only his gold medals (all 18 of them!), a bright yellow Speedo and matching swim cap and a bow tie. Needless to say, all eyes were on the Olympic swimmer.
The revealing get-up was all part of ASU's student-run "Curtain of Distraction," a legendary tradition led by the "942 Crew" in which fans in the student section aim to fluster a free-throw shooter from the opposing team by revealing some kind of distraction behind a black curtain.
Phelps, 30, has been using the university's facilities to train for the 2016 Olympic Games -- which he says will most likely be his last -- in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. After his Olympic retirement, he reportedly plans to be an assistant coach for the Division 1 ASU swim team, currently led by his longtime coach, Bob Bowman.
As if he didn't already have enough on his plate, Phelps is also prepping to be a first-time dad. He and his fiancée, Nicole Johnson, announced they were expecting last November.