Odell Beckham Jr. Had A Dance-Off With Russell Westbrook Days Before Sitting Out The Giants' Season Opener
PageSix- New York Giant Odell Beckham Jr. and Oklahoma City Thunder’s Russell Westbrook took things off the court and onto the dance floor Thursday at Catch NYC’s sixth anniversary bash.
Spies tell us the football and basketball players had a dance battle as Wyclef Jean performed onstage at Mark Birnbaum and Eugene Remm’s party.
Said a witness, “There were a bunch of models like Taylor Hill on one side and Teyana Taylor and her husband, Iman Shumpert, on the other side cheering them on.” Also there was David Blaine, who did card tricks for guests.
This might be the most "Odell" story of all time, and by that I mean that it's a complete non-story that only has legs because the incessantly vain subject of it can't give his a rest and resist from hobbling towards any and all attention when it's up for grabs.
If we learned anything from Gronk's postgame performance following Super Bowl 46, the level of lower body health required to effectively play professional football against athletic freaks that are inherently hired to hurt you is a much higher bar than that required to cut a rug. If you take the 'Sunday Night Football' crew at their word then Odell Beckham Jr. spent 2/3 of his waking hours getting treatment on his ankle in preparation for the season. I think it's safe to say that a couple whips and nae-naes didn't completely compromise such an insane amount of rehab. The New York media might imply otherwise, but a dance battle with the NBA MVP isn't even close to being a reason that the Giants put up three points in one of the more offensively offenseless performances in recent history.
That said, the wide receiver that serves as the model for all that is truly insufferable about millennials has officially lost the right to play the victim card. The whole "wah, the media is mean to me" routine doesn't exactly play when you are more helpless to the allure of their spotlight than a moth to a flame. Odell Beckham's superhuman performance on the field makes it easy to forgive his nauseating narcissism off the field. Unfortunately, that nauseating narcissism becomes a lot more unforgivable when he's only physically capable of "performing" off the field.
I'm actually inclined to agree with the New York Giants' fans that claim his personality doesn't effect his play, but even the most biased of Beckham's nut-huggers would have to admit they are made pretty, pretty, pretttttttty uneasy by the mental image of him milly-rocking a bum boat. I can confidently say he wasn't going to play against the Cowboys regardless of how he spent his Thursday night. However, if I learned anything this offseason it's that being a "distraction" is basically a Class-A felony if your presence alone can't strike fear into the heart of a defense, and Odell Beckham isn't two-stepping into too many nightmares while absent from the active roster.