Some naysayers are convinced that pot usage makes you lazy and stupid. Tell these very-famous athletes that. We dare you.
1. Michael Phelps
HT broke the story when the 18-time Olympic Gold winner (then with only 14 gold medals to his name) was caught on camera smoking a bong. And then? Nothing really happened. The legend became more legendary.
2. Tim Lincecum
The San Francisco ace was caught with some leafy green substances a few months after Phelps. Like Phelps, he went on to offer an apology, because that’s what you have to do when you’re a star athlete worth millions of dollars.
3. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
The NBA has a long history with marijuana. Luckily, Kareem managed not to get caught while he was playing, and he can pretty much do whatever he wants at this point. During his career, he won six championships, was named MVP a record six times, was an NBA All-Star a record 19 times, and won three college championships. Now he chills out and smokes weed to treat his nausea-inducing headaches. Not a bad life.
4. Arnold Schwarzenegger
The bodybuilder-turned-actor-turned-governor has played an important part along the road to legalization. Why? Probably because he used to smoke. On camera. Back when you really had to try to get caught smoking on camera.
5. Michael Vick
Smoking weed was and is the least of Vick’s worries -- he’s been in jail for dogfighting and faces down 400 lbs. monster-men around 16 Sundays per year. Still, the troubled quarterback has failed a pretty important drug test. In a separate incident, the TSA confiscated a suspicious water bottle from Vick at the Miami airport.
6. Randy Moss
Way back in ’05, Randy Moss openly admitted to indulging in the green stuff, an admission that the league was none too happy to hear. Again, the guy has issues above and beyond whatever he puts into his lungs.
7. Bill Walton
Dude was a deadhead. He’s smoked since the 1960s. He’s also a two time NBA champion and a two time NCAA champion. It’s almost as if smoking weed doesn’t ruin your life. Crazy.