9 Reasons Shaun White Divides Opinions

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

We are not sure why being a genius at one sport and an elite athlete in another should get on anyone’s nerves, but maybe pure jealousy is at play here. As a skateboarder he was mentored by Tony Hawk, turned pro at 17 and has won three medals: a bronze, a silver and a gold in vert at the X Games.

He is the only person to have won at both the winter and summer X Games. To be fair, that does just seem to be an oversupply of talent and bends the brain on to how good he may have been as a skater if he actually spent more time doing it.


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