Saturday, 31 August 2013

Copenhagen Refuse To Sell Champions League Tickets To Fans With Non-Danish Sounding Names

FC Copenhagen have taken the executive decision to refuse to issue home match tickets for the club’s upcoming Champions League group clashes with Galatasaray, Real Madrid and Juventus to any applicants with ‘non-Danish’ sounding names.

The decision was made to prevent away fans from procuring tickets in the home sections of the Parken stadium, which the club said was a “main safety concern.”

Parcel Containing Gareth Bale’s New Boots Arrives At Real Madrid (Photo)

AS are reporting this morning that Gareth Bale’s “presentation boots” have turned up at Real Madrid’s training facilities in Valdebebas having been dispatched from Adidas’ headquarters in Germany by registered post.

They even have a snapshot of the delivery notice on the parcel in question..

Investigative journalism at it’s finest.


Time is ticking! The ticket fees are paid in haste,the agents have got their electronic gadgets all packed up for work...the rush beckons... THE DEADLINE DAY IS NEAR!'s a wrap of this week's major transfers:

Abul-Jaleel Ajagun (DOLPHINS FC to PANATHINAIKOS[€200,000])

Nigeria's U-20 skipper at this year's world youth championship in Turkey; Jaleel ajagun has finally hammered a €200,000 deal for Greek giants Panathinaikos. After days of medicals and also undergoing some few trial moments, the Nigerian forward would finally be plying his trade in Europe. We at Sportunes wish our own brother all the best and pray that the Greek 'gods' don't take their eyes off him. Jaleel would dawn jersey no. 14.

Friday, 30 August 2013


Wayne Rooney’s Range Rover Overfinch

Thank God Its Friday!! Ordinarily all workers should call it a week, but that's not so for most of our professional athletes as this is actually the beginning of their week. All through weekends they are found running up and down the length of fields, Swinging golf balls, Dunking those baskets, going on some tennis rallies, Driving all over the race circuits.... After the final whistle blows, they go to the Bank to cash their cheques and they start doing things ordinary men dont do.

From week to week Sportunes will be bringing you the 'Jaye Jaye' of our Sport.

‘I’d Rather Sell Peanuts In My Village Than Play For A Pathetic Team Like Chelsea’ – Guess Who?

Hey folks, its time to play some humorous kind of Trivia?

Which world-reknowned player, speaking back in 2004, spoke these rather harsh Chelsea-bashing words…

“I’d rather sell groundnuts (peanuts) in my village than to play for a pathetic team like Chelsea.”


The Champions League is back and this season promises a lot of drama in the groups as old powerhouses have been drawn in the same groups. AC Milan and Barcelona have been drawn once again ( its getting suspicious!!!) while Real Madrid face Juventus. Arsenal have the misfortune of being in the group of death alongside Borussia Dortmund, Napoli and Olympique Marseille. Below are our take on each group:

Arsenal's win over Fenerbache was an Excercise in Futility

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger

Its no more news that Arsenal beat Fenerbache to qualify for the Champions league proper, in fact the north London club have been drawn in a group which pundits all over the world have tagged 'group of death'.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY: Pavel Nedvěd, Radhi Jaïdi, Juan Ignacio Chela, Andy Roddick, Simone Pepe and Ernests Gulbis

Pavel Nedvěd

Pavel Nedvěd is 41 today. He is a retired Czech footballer, who played as a midfielder and won numerous accolades with Lazio and Juventus, including the last ever Cup Winners' Cup. Nedvěd was a key member of the Czech Republic team which reached the final of UEFA Euro 1996, during which he garnered much international attention. He was later given the international captaincy. Well known for his energy and tireless runs, refined dribbling, as well as his powerful shooting and goal scoring abilities, Nedvěd was nicknamed Furia Ceca by Italian fans and The Czech cannon in English-speaking media.

Thursday, 29 August 2013

DID YOU KNOW? Enyeama has more career goals than Mikel Obi

Nigerian goal keeper Vincent Enyeama has a total of 19 career goals to his name, The Birthday boy scored 1 goal for his first professional club Ibom stars, 10 goals for Enyimba and 8 goals for Hapoel tel Aviv. Although the Lille goalie scored all his goals from the penalty spot, he has scored more goals than Mikel Obi who has a total of 7 career goals for both club and country.

Mikel has 4 goals for the Nigerian national team, 2 goals for Chelsea and 1 goal for Lyn Oslo.



 La La Anthony - Stars at the Simon G. Soiree at TAO

Part of our mandate on this blog is to let y'all know about the delectable WAGS (Wives And Girlfriends) of your favorite Athletes... Sportunes will be a breeding ground for WAGS as these beautiful women are often scooped up by some of the worlds finest athletes. 

Farewell James Blake, American bids goodbye to Tennis

James Blake’s singles career came to an end yesterday night at the US Open with a 6-7(2), 3-6, 6-4, 7-6(2), 7-6(2) defeat to Ivo Karlovic on Louis Armstrong Stadium.

“I don’t know when it’s going to hit me,” the former World No. 4 said on court. “I don’t think I’ll be sleeping much tonight.

James Blake following the footsteps of fellow Compatriot Andy Roddick who hung his rackets after last year's US open, thanked all his fans and supporters that stood by him.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY: John Dahl Tomasson and Vincent Enyeama

Jon Dahl Tomasson

Jon Dahl Tomasson

Jon Dahl Tomasson is 37 today. He is a retired Danish player who was known for his positional strength and fine finishing. His most notable run of football came in his first stint at Feyenoord, with whom he won the 2002 UEFA Cup, and Italian club Milan, with whom he won the 2003 UEFA Champions League and reached the final in 2005. He was also honoured with the Danish Player of the Year award in both 2002 and 2004.Tomasson scored a total of 52 goals in 112 games for Denmark throughout his career, which spanned from March 1997 to June 2010, making him Denmark's joint all-time top scorer. He played at Euro 2000, the 2002 World Cup, Euro 2004 and the 2010 World Cup. Having scored his 52nd international goal in Denmark's final match at the 2010 World Cup, Tomasson decided to retire from the national team.

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Drama in Camp Nou as Barcelona win Spanish Super Cup against Atletico Madrid

Barcelona won a fourth Spanish Super Cup in five years when a scrappy 0-0 draw in their second leg at home to Atletico Madrid was enough for victory on the away goals rule.

Barca's new signing Neymar headed the equaliser in last week's 1-1 first leg draw at the Calderon and although the Brazil forward started a competitive game for the first time since joining from Santos he was well shackled by the Atletico players along with World Player of the Year Lionel Messi.

Non-League Goalkeeper Helps Save Life Of Collapsed Fan Just Minutes After Being Sent-Off For Dangerous Play

What a save! Keeper rescues dying fan in the stands

The goalkeeper for non-league side Stocksbridge Park Steels had an eventful time during Saturday’s Northern Premier League match away to King’s Lynn Town, finding himself both sent-off and partly responsible for saving a man’s life.

Stocksbridge keeper Ben Scott was red-carded just minutes before the end of the game for a dangerous high tackle on King’s Lynn’s striker, but his afternoon’s work was far from over.


Michel Platini
Michel Platini gladly rejects the Goal Line Technology
Micheal Platini is the most important man In European football and he’s the lone ranger blocking Goal line technology from coming into Europe. The French man has reiterated many times his insubordination for the technology, with critics dubbing him as Techno-phobic.

17-Year-Old American Who Pulled Off The Biggest Upset Of The US Open Has An Incredible Backstory

victoria duval

Victoria Duval beat 2011 U.S. Open champion Samantha Stosur 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 in the most shocking upset of the tournament so far.

Duval — a 17-year-old Haitian-American — came into the match ranked 296th in the world. Stosur is ranked 11th.

If Duval ends up doing great things, she has an incredible backstory to build on.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY : Paul Allen, César Azpilicueta, Bojan Krkić

Paul Allen 

Paul Allen is 51 today. He should not be mistaken for the American billionaire as he is a former English player who had over 700 senior appearances during his career. At 17 years and 256 days old, Allen's appearance for West Ham United against Arsenal in the 1980 FA Cup Final made him the youngest player to appear in an FA Cup final at Wembley Stadium, though James Prinsep played at a younger age at Kennington Oval in 1879. Both records have since been broken.

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Bored Couple Caught Having Sex On The Pitch After Brondby’s 0-0 Draw Against Randers (Photo)

I cant count how many times I yawned while watching that yesterday's boring goaless match at Old Trafford, the only thing that kept me glued to the screen was because I had to keep you guyz posted. Yes the Elclasico of England was that boring! Now imagine how less entertaining a 0-0 snoregasm between Brondby and Randers in the Danish Superliga would have played out?

Papiss Cisse opens his doors to Newcastle United fans as he throws BBQ party (Photos)


Papiss Cisse's misdemeanor for the better part of the summer has been well documented by Sportunes, It was tension galore between the Senegalese striker and his club Newcastle after he initially refused to wear the new Wonga kit based on religious grounds (HERE). The forward has since turned a new leaf as he's been donning the jersey since the start of the season, and it seems the 28 year old is trying to win back the hearts of the toons too.

NBA Star Lamar Odom NOT missing, confirms Agent reported on Sunday that NBA star Lamar Odom had been missing for nearly 72 hours and that his family had become worried, but according to Odom's representative, the former Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers, Miami Heat and Dallas Mavericks forward is fine.

(PHOTO) Battered face of Gonzalo Higuain after suffering a freaky accident

Yesterday, Sportunes reported a sad tale of Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain requiring about ten stitches on his face after falling on a rock (HERE).

We'v managed to lay our hands on a picture that explains all what the former Madrid striker is going through at the Capilupi medical centre in Italy. The freaky accident seems to have made the most impact on the left side of his face with his jaw area being plastered and left eye appearing to be swollen.

We at Sportunes wish the Prolific one a quick recovery

What's the Mata? Mourinho 's loss if he sells the Spaniard.

Juan Mata - Chelsea v Aston Villa
Shocker! Juan Mata has been overlooked by Mourinho
One thing is clear about Jose Mourinho. He is a meticulous manager with an eye for details. Even the smallest. While he was scribbling away on his notepad in the dugout at the Bernabeu, he was probably drawing up how he wanted his new look Chelsea side to look and clearly, Juan Mata was not one of the players he had in mind. A baffling question that only Jose can answer is; Why bench Chelsea's best player and even want to sell him? Mourinho never ceases to amaze me!!!

Monday, 26 August 2013

From Daniel Stupid to Daniel Fantastic: Sturridge is reborn at Liverpool.

Daniel Sturridge - Liverpool v Stoke City - Premier League
Daniel Sturridge has been a sensation in Liverpool
While Daniel Sturridge was at Chelsea, it was not unusual to hear curses rained on the 23 year old. At match centres in my area, you could hear anguished fans shouting; Oloshi( Useless one), Oloriburuku (Cursed one) and so on after countless mistakes and missed chances. He was conceited and selfish and would even applaud himself after a shocking miss. 

Gonzalo Higuain requires TEN stitches on his face after falling on ROCK

Italy Soccer Napoli Higuain

Former Madrid player Gonzalo Higuain slipped on some rocks when he was disembarking from the yacht he was on during a visit to the island of Capri.

On one of his days off, the Napoli man took a quick trip to the island of Capri, and was unfortunate enough to slip and fall over, causing an injury to his face, mainly around the jaw area. Sources at the Italian club said that the injury sustained by Higuaín was not serious, so he should return to Naples as early as this Monday where he'll be supervised by his club's medical staff.




Newly promoted Hellas Verona got their Serie A campaign off to a winning start with a 2-1 victory at home to Milan. Andrea Poli struck first for the visitors, but two outstanding headers either side of half-time from 36-year-old Luca Toni proved the difference for Verona. 

Bundesliga Review. Season 2013/2014, Episode 3

Borussia Dortmund 1 0 Werder Bremen

Table topping Borussia Dortmund maintained their 100% start to the season with a comfortable 1-0 win over Werder Bremen on Friday.

Bremen had kept clean sheets in their opening two Bundesliga games, and they looked to continue in such fashion until Robert Lewandowski broke the deadlock in the second half at the Signal Iduna Park. Kevin Grosskreutz’s short pass was collected by Reus in the box and he squared the ball along the six-yard box where Lewandowski was on hand to tap home.

Barclays Premier League Review. Season 2013/2014, Episode 2

Fulham 1 3 Arsenal

Classy: Arsenal didn't look at team in disarray as they confidently swept Fulham aside

Arsenal put any talks of early season crisis on hold as they dispatched Fulham 3 goals to 1 at Craven Cottage. Arsenal got on the score sheet despite torrential rain, Oliver Giroud managed to control Aaron Ramsey's miscued shot as the French man slotted the gunners into a 14th minute lead. It was his second EPL goal in as many matches and he's now scored thirteen goals in London. Four minutes before half time Lukas Podolski who was relatively quiet through out the match powered Arsenal into a two goal lead after Fulham's goalie Stockdale could only parry a Theo Walcott shot into the path of the German.

Two goals turned to three in the 68th minute as Lukas Podolski bagged himself a brace. The goal was all about Santi Cazorla's footwork, the Spanish maestro laid a delightful pass to Podolski, who brilliantly found the bottom corner.  Fulham new signining Darren Bent came off the bench to put the home side on the score sheet to spark a come back, but a come back was never to be as Arsenal held their own to win their first EPL match of the season.


SALES! SALES!! SALES!!! Its seven days to the bell rings off transfers and the battle hits up! Welcome on board friends...Here are some major deals to look forward too:


Wayne Rooney - Swansea City v Manchester United - Premier League

Wayne Rooney is expected to be in today's game against title challengers Chelsea. Manager Jose Mourinho has always stated his desire to bring in a world class striker and its been reported the Blues will tender a third and final bid just after the monday night football. But rumors coming out of old trafford yesterday claimed Manchester united are ready to part ways with the English striker but only to a foreign club. With the last week of transfer upon us, Rooney might just be featuring in a team aside from the Manchester outfit this coming weekend.

Happy Birthday James Harden

James Harden

James Harden is 24 today. He is an American professional basketball player who plays for the Houston Rockets of the NBA. He was a first-time All-Star this year, his first season with the Rockets. He was named NBA Sixth Man of the Year with the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2012.

Harden was also part of the United States national team for the 2012 Summer Olympics, in which they won the gold medal.

Sunday, 25 August 2013

Sebastian vettel secures Commanding Victory at Belgian Grand Prix

On the verge: Vettel looks certain to claim his fourth successive world title after victory in Belgium

Sebastian Vettel dominated the Belgian Grand Prix after passing pole sitter Lewis Hamilton on the opening lap to claim the lead where he remained for the entirety of the race. Not even a Greenpeace protest could stop the German in his efforts as he extended his lead in the championship over Fernando Alonso who finished a distant second, but crucially jumps Kimi Raikkonen in the standings after the Finn retired with a brake issue, ending his record run of 38-consecutive finishes. 


Sportunes has dedicated Sundays to those athletes that have been able to offer support to the betterment of the human race. Last week we payed tributes to Dikembe Mutombo who has dedicated his time, energy an money to improve the health, education and quality of life for the people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (HERE) ... This week our charitable Athlete goes to Kanu Nwankwo.

Saturday, 24 August 2013

HAPPY BIRTHDAY: Michael Thomas, Tugay Kerimoğlu, Denílson de Oliveira Araújo, José Bosingwa, Joseph Akpala, Maya Yoshida

Michael Thomas

Michael Thomas is 46 today. He is an English former professional footballer who played as a midfielder from 1986 to 2001. He is best remembered for scoring a last-minute goal in injury time during the final match of the 1988-89 season, which allowed Arsenal to claim the First Division title over Liverpool. Later in his career, Thomas went on to play for Liverpool and scored a goal for the Reds in the 1992 FA Cup Final. He also had spells at Benfica and Wimbledon before retiring in 2001, after a career that saw him win medals in all of English football's top three domestic football trophies. He was capped twice by England.

Friday, 23 August 2013


Thank God Its Friday!! Ordinarily all workers should call it a week, but that's not so for most of our professional athletes as this is actually the beginning of their week. All through weekends they are found running up and down the length of fields, Swinging golf balls, Dunking those baskets, going on some tennis rallies, Driving all over the race circuits.... After the final whistle blows, they go to the Bank to cash their cheques and they start doing things ordinary men dont do.

From week to week Sportunes will be bringing you the 'Jaye Jaye' of our Sport.

£93 Million for Bale? You gotta be kidding me!!!

Madridster: Gareth Bale is on his way to Madrid

It has to be a joke. A real good joke coming out of Madrid. Gareth Bale has joined Real Madrid for a reported fee of £93 million from Tottenham Hotspurs, a new world record fee to smash that of Cristiano Ronaldo's £80 million move from Man Utd to the Spanish capital. For all intents and purposes, I think Florentino Perez has finally lost it.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY : Demetrio Albertini, Carlos Cuéllar, James Collins, Glen Johnson

Demetrio Albertini

Demetrio Albertini is 42 today. He is a former professional Italian football midfielder who has been considered as one of the legends of AC Milan of 90s and the fundamental player for the Italian national team of the same period. He spent most of his career with AC Milan of the Italian Serie A, winning five Serie A titles and three UEFA Champions League titles with the Rosseneri club. He also played for FC Barcelona in the Spanish League before retiring winning La Liga that year.

Verona Mayor: Balotelli 'provokes racists'

Mario Balotelli (Reuters)

The Mayor of Verona caused controversy by telling Mario Balotelli he shouldn’t “provoke” if he wants to avoid racist abuse.

Flavio Tosi, who is a member of the anti-immigration Lega Nord party, made the comments ahead of Saturday’s Serie A opener Hellas Verona-Milan.

There are fears of racist incidents, as the Verona fans have been punished for this behaviour in the past.

Thursday, 22 August 2013

Aaron Hernandez Indicted On Murder Charge

Just days after Oscar Pistorious was indicted of murder for the killing of his girlfriend, NFL player Aaron Hernandez too has followed suit as A Massachusetts grand jury has indicted the 23 year old on a first-degree murder charge in the death of a man whose bullet-riddled body was found in an industrial park near his home.

Nicolas Anelka leaves West Bromwich Albion and could retire from football completely

Nicolas Anelka has reportedly left West Brom just 49 days after signing a one-year deal at the Hawthorns.

It is being said that Anelka, 34, had a meeting with club’s technical director Richard Garlick at West Brom’s training ground this morning in which the two parties agreed to nullify his contract and that the French striker was last seen packing his bags and leaving the premises.

Charleroi Striker Demands Public Apology After Being Called ‘Fat As A Pig’ By Commentator On Live TV


Charleroi striker Harlem Gnohere has sued a Belgian television commentator after he told viewers that the French forward was “fat as a pig” while analyzing the Jupiler Pro League side’s 2-1 defeat against KV Kortrijk last weekend.

Manager awakes from coma when told his team won

A football manager with serious injuries awoke from an induced coma when his wife told him his team had won their first match of the season.

Wayne Thorne, boss of Larkhall Athletic FC in Bath, suffered a ruptured artery in his heart, 16 crushed ribs and fractures to his sternum, hip, pelvis and leg in a horrific car crash two weeks ago.

He was put into a coma while doctors carried out numerous operations, including major heart surgery, and miraculously regained consciousness when his wife Mandy told him his beloved Larkhill had won 4-3 away to Bridport.

Sharapova Withdraws From US Open


Maria Sharapova has been forced to withdraw from the upcoming US Open due to a right shoulder injury, it was announced by the tournament yesterday evening.

"Maria has informed us that she will be unable to compete at the US Open this year due to a right shoulder bursitis and has withdrawn from the tournament," said David Brewer, Tournament Director of the US Open. "We wish her a speedy recovery and look forward to her return to New York next year."

Happy Birthday: Mats Wilander

Mats Wilander

Mats Wilander is 49 today. He is a former World No. 1 tennis player from Sweden. From 1982 to 1988, he won seven Grand Slam singles titles (three at the French Open, three at the Australian Open, and one at the US Open) and one Grand Slam men's doubles title (at Wimbledon). He won three of the four Grand Slam singles events in 1988 and finished that year ranked World No. 1. Although he never won the singles title at Wimbledon, Wilander twice won the Australian Open when that tournament was still played on grass courts. This makes Wilander one of only five men (along with Jimmy Connors, Andre Agassi, Rafael Nadal, and Roger Federer) to have won Grand Slam singles titles on grass courts, hard courts, and clay courts. He and Rafael Nadal are the only men in tennis history to have won at least two Grand Slam singles titles on each of the three surfaces. Wilander won his fourth Grand Slam singles title at the age of 20, the youngest man in history to have achieved that feat. In addition he also won eight Championship Series titles (1983–88) the precursors to the current Masters 1000.

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Mario Balotelli Gave Away His $250,000 Camouflage Bentley To A Teammate


Well Italian soccer star  Mario Balotelli just cant stop making the headlines.

The Ac Milan striker who is on the cover of Sports Illustrated this week is  known for doing outlandish things on and off the field and the SI cover story by Grant Wahl is full of great tidbits.

One of the best ones: Balotelli just gave away his infamous camouflage luxury car to a teammate.

Golf - Tiger Woods injured by soft hotel bed

Tiger Woods has suffered yet another niggling injury – this time from an overly soft hotel bed.

Woods skipped the back nine of the pro-am at the Barclays because he was suffering from a stiff neck and back.

He continued to walk with his playing group but only chipped and putted and blamed a soft hotel bed for his problems.

Woods has suffered from an elbow injury this season and was also pictured holding his back during the recent US PGA Championships.

When asked if he would be requesting a new bed, Woods smiled and said: "We'll have something."

The Barclays at Liberty National in New Jersey is the first event of the FedEx Cup playoffs and begins on Thursday.


Nadal arrives in New York as he bids to win his 13th career Grand Slam.

Rafa Nadal has landed in New York City, where he will be bidding to win his thirteenth Grandslam title come next week. The world number 2 posted a picture on his facebook page with the caption 'Ya estoy en NYC! #UsOpen, I've come to NYC! #UsOpen'

The picture shows an American "BRT' bus commuting passengers, The US open advert on the bus also speaks volume of the Spaniard's powerful serve heading into the last Grand-Slam of the year.

Do Statistics Make a better player? Join the debate!!!

Xavi Hernandez and Andres Iniesta - FC Barcelona v FC Viktoria Plzen - UEFA Champions League

Its all about numbers. For months now i'v been pondering in my little head the significance of numbers. First things first, numbers don't lie. With that in mind i looked back at some arguments I had in secondary school with my class-mates always yelling at the top of their voices ' Adriano is better than Henry, Okocha is better than Ronaldinho, Enyeama is better than Casillas!!!'. Seriously we argued that. Unfortunately we can't compare all players but today I bring you a compelling case study that will make u bend to the power of numbers.

AGENT 411: Usain Bolt's "Dirty Worker"

Usain Bolt and Ricky Simms (right)

We all know Sportsmen go through rainy and sunny days, they work hard regardless whether its summer or winter, they go through a whole lot just to make sure they give a spectacle to their fans, followers and also to serve as as mentors and role models to aspiring young athletes who will be hoping one day they can reach the pinnacle of their sport. But behind the scenes in the life of these athletes striving daily to put a show in the the world of "sportainment" are the people who come through for them, they look out for their health, sign their sponsorship and endorsement deals, image rights,  wages and earnings, cribs, shopping details... in fact the total athlete outlook, they are THE AGENTS.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY: Mamadou Diallo, Nicolás Almagro, Usain Bolt, Robert Lewandowski

Mamadou Diallo

Mamadou Diallo is 42 today. He is a former Senegalese footballer who played for fifteen clubs in his nineteen year career . The striker won 46 caps for Senegal, scoring 21 goals in a career which saw him represent his country at the African Cup of Nations in 1994. He also went on to play for Senegal at the 2007 Beach Soccer World Cup scoring one goal and receiving one red card.

Tuesday, 20 August 2013


Who is the most capped Nigerian player?

- Jay-Jay Okocha

- Joseph Yobo

- Samson Sia Sia

- Mudashiru Lawal

- Sunday Oliseh


7. The Kalenjin (Kenyans) are genetically made for distance running because they have proportionally long legs, light limbs, and have evolved larger lungs from living at high altitude for centuries

Most of us are guilty of categorizing all Kenyans as good distance runners but the truth has to be told on this blog. NOT ALL KENYANS ARE GOOD DISTANCE RUNNERS! Descendants of the Kalenjin (a tribe in Kenya) make up 12% of the population but account for the vast majority of the country's distance runners.

LeBron James Shaved His Head

LeBron James was recently in the Philippines for Nike's "Witness History Tour," promoting the sport of basketball in Southeast Asia.

But what really stood out from the photos was LeBron's hair. Or more specifically, the lack of hair.

There is still a hint of stubble. But for the most part, LeBron is now completely bald and looks shockingly different.

LeBron is often made fun of for his quickly receding hairline, so maybe he decided to just get over it and go bald

Just a reminder what he looked like with hair:

Culled from Business Insider