Hoverboards (which don’t actually hover) seem to be all the rage these days, to the point that even 49-year-old former boxing champions are getting into the action.
Mike Tyson’s foray into hoverboard land did not end well, however.
Via his own Instagram, here’s Iron Mike’s hoverboard adventure.
It was all going so smoothly! He does a couple spins, smiles like a little kid and rides forward. We hear his daughter say, “Daddy, I don’t want you to fall,” but Mike has no worries. He’s got this hoverboard thing totally under control. Then, seemingly in slow motion, his faces twists, he starts to fall backward and then… thud. Tyson has taken a few hits in his day, so he’ll probably shake this one off OK.
But Tyson is not the first athlete to fall victim to the wrath of the hoverboard. Here’s MLB second baseman Dan Uggla losing his balance, via his wife’s Instagram.
Hilarious! He will prob kill me for posting because he is actually amazing on these things like he is at everything but I caught him not paying attention…😂😂😂 also,I’ve seen grown men not even able to get on them and these two kids nailed it on their first day! They got the athlete gene. #phunkeeduck #hoverboard #athletes #ornot #cmondad A video posted by Janette Uggla (@janetteuggla) on Dec 25, 2015 at 3:37pm PST
Be careful hoverboarders!