Michael Phelps hit his opponent Chad le Clos with a creepy stare and the internet definitely took notice.
The 'Curtain of Distraction' is well known at Arizona State University as a hilarious sports tactic. This time Michael Phelps came out Magic Mike style to prevent a few free throws. Just look at those sweet moves, the opposing team was bound to miss.
New footage of a 15-year-old Michael Phelps was uploaded today where the now-Olympic Gold medalist says his goal was to just compete in multiple events in Athens.
He went on to win 6 gold and 2 bronze medals during those summer Olympic games.
What a humble kid!
Phelps goes on to talk about other teenager stuff, like getting a driver's license and becoming the best swimmer in the world. Ya know, struggles we all have.
One thing we know for sure, Phelps started doing his signature lip-licking thing at a very early age.
And in 2015...
When the Olympics kicked off more than a week ago, much was made about the legendary eating habits of the world's top athletes -- swimmer Michael Phelps has boasted about his 12,000-calorie-per-day diet in the past. Never one to pass up a food challenge, competitive eater Furious Pete provides a visual example of Phelps' excessive consumption.
In the age of social media, sometimes Twitter is faster than the Olympic Committee when it comes to informing athletes that they've qualified for London. 2008 Olympic gold medalist Ricky Berens experienced this firsthand today, after the news of Michael Phelps dropping the 200-meter freestyle reached him through Phelps' coach, Bob Bowman.
Having finished third in an event where only the top two qualify in trials, Beren's path to London was cleared when Phelps bowed out.
This isn't the first instance of someone getting big news from all the wrong places either. Back in December of last year, Oakland Athletics pitcher Craig Breslow found out he'd been traded to Arizona via Twitter.
The IOC has coined London the first Social Media Olympics, which means The Athletes' Hub, a one-stop shop for following your favorite
douchebag Michael Phelps athletes is up and running, with just 100 days until the Games begin. Each athlete's page includes links to their official Facebook and Twitter accounts, latest updates, and their Olympic history. More than 1,000 Olympians have already joined the Hub.
In other Olympic news, NBC has announced that the entire Games will be streamed live.