The world of basketball certainly never expected Lewis Hamilton to take over the court. Especially, with the Miami Heat taking over in the Eastern Conference, this was completely unexpected. Hamilton recently appeared at a basketball event organized by one of the sponsors of the upcoming Formula 1 race. IWC welcomed the legendary driver along with several other well-known sports icons as well.
He was joined by James Marsden, famous for his numerous roles in Hollywood movies, X-Men and Sonic the Hedgehog. Antrel Rolle, former Super Bowl Champion from the Arizona Cardinals and New York Giants, was also present at the event. Jagger Eaton, Brandon Okpalobi, and Marvel superstar Simu Liu also joined Lewis Hamilton. Here are a couple of reactions from fans.
steph curry who? i only know lewis hamilton pic.twitter.com/ewxsxQakEG
— rin 🐞 (@goatforty4) May 3, 2023
Sir @LewisHamilton is here to HOOP 🏀 #MiamiGP pic.twitter.com/6oN35kzSAv
— Lewis Hamilton 💜 (@teamlhgreece_) May 3, 2023
“i’m 38 but i feel younger than ever… so i don’t see why i would want to stop anytime soon.” LEWIS HAMILTON YOU HAVE ROCKED MY WORLD! pic.twitter.com/pkWGTthkYM
— elle (@HAMLEWISIR) May 4, 2023
Convinced Lewis Hamilton dominates every sport he touches 🔥 pic.twitter.com/FDg92JJO0w
— Amani 🇲🇦🇲🇦🇲🇦 (@f1amani) May 3, 2023
— Kvvvnn (@Kvvvnn1) May 4, 2023
One fan said, “Convinced Lewis Hamilton dominates every sport he touches.” Another one compared to an NBA legend, “Steph Curry who?” This is not the first time the F1 driver has tried his hand at other sports. Athletes often take a step away from their sports and try to unwind by playing golf, soccer, and various activities.
Lewis Hamilton prepares for the 2023 Miami Grand Prix
Now onto the real reason why Lewis Hamilton is present in Miami. The former F1 Champion has not had his way lately which is a bit concerning. Things have not been the same ever since the infamous controversial call that cost him another title.
But there is still hope for the legend as he has managed to get a few good podium finishes in last season’s races. However, his inability to close out races has been a topic of concern for his loyal fans. As always, Hamilton is expected to eventually pull through.
The 2023 Miami Grand Prix is his upcoming race and the Mercedes driver is determined to get his first race victory. This season especially, he has not been able to crack the top three positions unfortunately. The last time he cracked the top position was in Australia. Otherwise, he has been lingering around P4 – P8 during the last races in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and Azerbaijan as well.
So far, Red Bull’s Max Verstappen and Sergio Perez have been dominating the tracks. It is almost as if they are slowly taking over Lewis Hamilton’s era. Hamilton’s contract is also coming to an end this season. He could be on the lookout for better opportunities and his performances could be influencing a possible switch in teams.