Athletes everywhere continue to get creative as they deal with their respective leagues being on hiatus. Some are better at it than others. Every Sunday throughout May, we'll look back on the week that was before crowning a quarantine king or queen. Here are the top isolation moments from the sports world over the last seven days.
Members of the Utah Jazz recently launched their "Quarantine Cookbook." The video series provides step-by-step instructions for their favorite homemade dishes. Here's a sample of what to expect, courtesy of Royce O'Neale, who does a mean "Salt Bae" impression.
Sports are stopped, but the work never is for Russell Wilson. The Seattle Seahawks quarterback worked on perfecting his touch with the help of a soccer net, a training partner, and a pile of cones designed to simulate a pocket. Looking good, Russ.
The sports world, as it does every year, had plenty of fun getting creative for Star Wars Day on May 4. Whoever was responsible for animating this tennis compilation deserves a prize. Take the cake, they did.
Whether it's playing one-on-one with his dog or competing in the NBA's Horse Challenge, Trae Young has been keeping himself busy on his driveway court throughout the quarantine period. This week, the Atlanta Hawks star impersonated all of the different AAU warmup routines.
The Bundesliga is set to resume May 16 after getting the green light from the German government, making it the first major soccer competition to restart since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. In lieu of fans - who will be unable to attend matches - Borussia Monchengladbach decided to have
creepy cutouts of supporters placed in the stands. For a truly authentic feel, they even made sure to include some rival fans.
Racing drivers are getting plenty of virtual laps in to hone their skills while on lockdown. But rising Formula 1 star George Russell is using sim races for a different purpose. The 22-year-old has apparently made it his mission to torment fellow F1 youngster Alex Albon when they race online, going out of his way to barge into his dear friend. Albon screaming "George?!" as he gets torpedoed into the wall time after time is just fantastic.
Somehow, an explanation into the selection of a course for their upcoming golf exhibition turned into a full minute of Peyton Manning absolutely roasting Tom Brady. Manning picked on Brady's recent inadvertent entry into a stranger's home in Florida and his departure from the New England Patriots, cracking up the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' new quarterback.
Gritty is doing just fine in isolation, thank you very much. The Philadelphia Flyers mascot would probably make a spectacular beer pong partner.
James Harrison doesn't play in the NFL anymore, he just pushes 1,960-pound sleds - and likely makes you feel bad about your own quarantine laziness - for fun. Let's hope somebody gifted the former Pittsburgh Steelers star another weight plate for his 42nd birthday Monday.
While Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman was staying sharp with some at-home batting practice, his son Charlie was auditioning for the big leagues. The three-year-old totally overshadowed the four-time All-Star, most notably by showing off his fantastic home-run trot. The kid's already a star.