9 Reasons Shaun White Divides Opinions

The Flying Tomato faces his critics as he prepares for a half pipe hat trick

In a recent interview, White said, “God, isn’t it so cool that you are all friends?” I am like, “Yeah, we are friends on a certain level but competing is competing. They confuse the two. You know, the Lakers and the Celtics don’t get dinner after a game, it just doesn’t happen. If someone wins, I am not going to go celebrate with that guy. I want to murder that guy.”

That’s why he is the best competitor in snowboarding. Some say this is his greatest strength, others that due to this spirit he gains no joy from the simple art of riding.

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