Consider Us distracted! Michael Phelps came out from behind Arizona State University's infamous, student-run "Curtain of Distraction" during a basketball game on Thursday, January 28 — and he did so wearing only a pile of gold medals and a Speedo!
The first time the curtains were pulled back, Phelps, 30, who has won 22 Olympic medals throughout his swimming career, ripped off his shirt and jumped around while wearing the fake medals, black swim trunks and a bow tie. But for his second reveal, the athlete dropped trou and danced in just his teeny swimsuit instead.
While we can't say for sure that the Curtain of Distraction — which, per The New York Times, appears to give the Sun Devils a one- to two-point advantage at home games — helped here, Oregon State's Stephen Thompson Jr. did miss both of his foul shots in the second half.
— Michael Phelps (@MichaelPhelps) January 29, 2016
Arizona State coach Bobby Hurley told ESPN that Phelps "made a major contribution to the game."
While the Olympic swimmer is currently training for the 2016 games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Phelps has stated in the past that he would love to work as an assistant swim coach at ASU. (The university boasts a Division 1 team.)
To learn more about all the Olympic hopefuls, visit TeamUsa.org. The Olympics begin on August 5 on NBC's networks.
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