Lionel Messi was a savage during Argentina’s 3-2 win over Nigeria earlier this week, scoring within the first five minutes of the game and then adding a ridiculous goal–on a free kick–in stoppage time just before the end of the first half.
There wasn’t much debate before this one on who the best player in the world is, and after watching the show Messi put on during the tournament’s first three games (four goals), only a fool would argue anything otherwise.
Messi does it with style, and yet half his goals seem to come from out of nowhere. There’s no one more fun to watch… not only is he the best but he is also the most entertaining.
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That’s how you make an entrance. Wiggins introduced himself to the NBA world with one of the craziest draft-night suits we’ve ever seen. The minute the floral jacket and bow-tie combo started making the rounds on Twitter, it was obvious: Wiggins, whether he went No. 1 to the Cavs or not, had won the NBA Draft. In a fitting capper, Cleveland took the 6-8 wing, choosing potential over a sure thing (Jabari Parker) and healthy over hurt (Joel Embiid).
Wiggins’ charismatic entrance is hopefully a sign of things to come. The Cavs need some hope. Wiggins should provide it. You know, at the very least, Russell Westbrook was sitting at home rubbing his hands together, knowing he has some competition.
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It’s not always about what you do but how you do it. That’s true in all aspects of life, but doubly so when you’re talking about sports and entertainment. Was 2Pac one of the greatest rappers ever because he sold boatloads of records worldwide? No. He was a global icon for what he stood for, for his passion, for everything and everyone he represented.
Each week in Style Points, we’ll count down recent people who took their game and their swagger to another level. Whether it was dropping a game-tying assist, rocking a super elusive PE or bringing your pet pig to the mall, these three went above and beyond.
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