Have we been self-isolating for a day, a week, a month? We’ve lost track of time. But no sports to keep us entertained, we’re counting on sports social media to help us pass the time. And yes, we could do the New York Times crossword puzzle everyday or learn a new language like Gwyneth suggested, we’re in the mood for a little less serious fare. Sound familiar?
So if you’re feeling like the world is a little too serious and you’re in the mood to keep things light, we’re with you. You can read “The Prophet” another time. Right now, Serena’s daughter’s doll has a new Insta story and the James Gang is making tacos.
Check out the best of sports social media with athletes, their wives and kids too.
1: WORKOUT WITH VENUS WILLIAMS AT HOME
Venus Williams is working out with Amy Schumer on Instagram using champagne bottles instead of weights? This is the kind of personal trainer we can get behind. Everyday Venus is working out from home and you can join her. Best part, you don’t have to put down that bottle of whatever you’ve been nursing since this whole quarantine started. Get fit with Venus here.
2: WATCH SHAQ DANCE ON INSTAGRAM
Watching a 7’1″ tall man dance with his children just might the content you need to get through today. The big man also shares interviews, cooking tips and posts videos of him talking about just about anything. And, sometimes nothing. You may not learn a language on Shaq’s Insta, but at least you’ll have fun. Follow along: @shaq
3: DEBATE STEFON DIGGS ON TWITTER
Yes, could use your newfound free time to read the classics. Or, you could deep dive into the Bills’ Stefon Diggs’ Twitter feed and get into a debate with him about who the best wideout is of all time. While you’re there, Diggs is looking for something to watch on Netflix or Hulu. Tiger King or Ozark? Tough call. Have fun debating Diggs here.
4: DEEP DIVE INTO RONALDO’S THIRSTY INSTAGRAM FEED
Listen, you can still be a real sports fan and also want to zoom in on the Portuguese soccer star’s abs. And in times like these, Ronaldo’s thirst trap of a feed just may keep you sane. So scroll, screen shot, daydream and zoom to your heart’s content. Ronaldo is here for you. Lord knows you have the time.
5: ENJOY KAAVIA JAMES THROWING SHADE
Ever since Dwayne Wade and Gabrielle Union’s baby was born, fans have delighted in watching her throw major attitude. With eyerolls worthy of a teenager, the littlest Wade throws so much shade her parents call her Shady Baby. And if you feel ashamed that you’re a grown-up with a job and a life and you’re following a one-year-old’s Instagram, you’re in good company. The NBA and ESPN follow her, too. Just do it: @kaaviajames
6: FOLLOW OLYMPIA OHANIAN (AND HER DOLL) ON INSTA
We’re not sure what it says about the world that Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian’s two-year-old daughter is more interesting than half the adults we now, but here we are. And though we love getting to see a slice of Olympia’s life we love seeing Serena versus her most formidable opponent, a toddler. Follow along, here.
7: GET MESMERIZED BY ELLE LEONARD SHOOTING HOOPS
The founder of Level Foods is also married to the Miami Heat’s Meyers Leonard. They’re adorable, funny and pretty together. But what will have you scrolling back in time, are Elle’s basketball videos. The former athlete can shoot a three like Steph, dribble two balls at once like Steph and shoot a perfect shot backwards. Can Steph? Follow to find out.
8: ENJOY KAMIAH ADAMS DANCING WITH BRADLEY BEAL ON INSTA
Even if you haven’t joined the Tik Tok bandwagon, most sports stars and their families share their Tik Toks on Insta as well. So while you could be brushing up on chess in your free time, you can also watch Kamiah and fiance Bradley Beal (Wizards) dance in slippers on Insta. And while she may be bored in the house, Kamiah’s hilarious videos with the couple’s two sons Bradley and Braylen remind every parent that no one is safe from “Baby Shark.” Follow along to get that song stuck in your head, too.
Featured image: @SerenaWilliams/Instagram
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