Usain Bolt warms up with Breakers
Mon, 08 Oct 2012 6:41p.m.
By Adam Hollingworth
Back-to-back Olympic 100m gold medallist Usain Bolt is in the country on a flying visit.
Today the world's fastest man got on court with our own back-to-back champions, the Breakers, where they swapped notes on chasing a third title.
Bolt is a six-time Olympic champion, but he took his time to settle into his blocks on the basketball court.
The 26-year-old Jamaican met the Breakers to launch a partnership with a sports drink he promotes. Bolt warmed up with the team before some one-on-one with seven-year-old Matthew Blackwell. He shook off some indifferent form to retain his 100m, 200m and relay titles at the London Olympics.
The Breakers, who were out-muscled and outpaced by the Perth Wildcats on Friday, could do with a tip on their own dip in form.
Bolt's an all-rounder, with Shane Warne wanting the one-time cricketer to play with the Melbourne Stars and Manchester United's boss Sir Alex Ferguson hinting he'd give him a go.
At 1.96m he's taller than half the roster at the Breakers, but maybe his potential is better suited to other sports.
The Breakers will be hoping some of Bolt's magic will rub off before this Friday's encounter with the Adelaide 36ers at Vector Arena.
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9/10/2012 6:12:53 p.m.
leshaun taylor wrote:
hes goes up for the 360 at the end!
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