Checking out gorgeous women in public is not illegal, but it is not surprising if some men are caught anyway and scolded. What’s worse is if they get caught on camera or on video, meaning their ogling at women will live for eternity. But what is ogling? It is looking or staring at someone longingly. Regular people get caught most of the time and they become internet sensations overnight because of it.
But luckily for us, the internet has also caught many famous athletes doing such things. It is more hilarious and interesting to see male athletes getting caught looking at gorgeous women. Why is it hilarious? Because it shows that male athletes, no matter how superior they are to other men, are prone to getting distracted by beautiful women just like regular guys.
David Beckham has been caught on camera twice looking at cheerleaders at a Lakers game. What’s worse is he was with his wife, Victoria, during one incident and they appeared to have had an argument about it. Famous male athletes have done their fair share of staring or looking at reporters, co-workers, and fans, as long as they are gorgeous. Golden State Warriors sideline reporter, Rosalyn Gold-Onwude, became famous overnight for being checked out by Harrison Barnes among other athletes.
Here are 15 male athletes caught looking at gorgeous women. Just a disclaimer, former athletes are also included in the list so don’t be surprised if you see the likes of Bill Belichick or Steve Kerr on here.
15 Rasual Butler
A 13-year NBA veteran, Rasual Butler has played for eight teams during his career. Butler started his career with the Miami Heat in 2002 before getting traded to New Orleans in 2005. After four seasons in New Orleans, he changed addresses multiple times including stints with the the Los Angeles Clippers, Chicago, Toronto, Indiana, Washington, and San Antonio.
Butler played 70 games for the Wizards in the 2014-15 NBA season, but his most memorable moment in Washington might be the photo above. He was caught staring at saleswoman Aleta Clark during warm-ups. The photo was first posted by Clark on her now-deleted Instagram account @booskiedabest, but thanks to the internet, Butler looking at her from behind in awe will live forever.
14 Russell Wilson, Frank Kaminsky, and Bill Belichick
It’s rare to find photos of male athletes looking at gorgeous women, but it’s even harder to find three athletes looking at a gorgeous woman at once. The photo above became famous for Bill Belichick ogling the very beautiful Chrissy Teigen at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner in 2015. Yes, Belichick is an athlete because he used to play in college and he seems to have enjoyed seeing Teigen at the event.
But if you look closer, two more athletes are staring at Teigen, Russell Wilson of the Seattle Seahawks and Frank Kaminsky of the Wisconsin Badgers. Wilson and Kaminsky tried to look away from Teigen but the cameras still caught them admiring John Legend’s gorgeous supermodel wife. Luckily for the two, John Legend only called out Belichick for checking out his wife.
13 Justin Verlander
Okay, this might be cheating because Justin Verlander and Kate Upton are in a relationship and they recently got married. However, Verlander is a male athlete and one of the best pitchers in the MLB while Upton is one of the most gorgeous women in the world today. So yeah, this one counts.
Before they got married earlier this month in Italy and made many Astros fans sad for not being in the World Series parade, Verlander and Upton dated for three years starting in 2014. In one of their early dates together in public, Verlander was caught looking at Upton’s chest during an NHL playoff game between the Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens. Can you blame Verlander for being distracted by Upton? I wouldn't be surprised if the whole row they were sitting in did the same.
12 Jerry Lawler
Jerry Lawler is known for many things including wrestling, commentating and his love for women. Lawler loves women so much that he already married three of them. He is currently in a relationship with Lauryn McBride, who is 39 years younger than him. But despite being with a woman young enough to be his granddaughter, Lawler still peeks at gorgeous women from time to time.
In an episode of Monday Night Raw back in 2014, Lawler was caught by the cameras ogling Paige while she was a guest commentator for a match. At that time, Paige was the reigning WWE Divas champion and only 22 years old. It’s even surprising that Lawler acknowledged it on his Twitter account. I guess Lawler was screaming “puppies” inside his head.
11 Mike Carp
Mike Carp is a professional baseball player who last played for the Texas Rangers in 2014. Carp also played for the Seattle Mariners and Boston Red Sox after making his major league debut in 2009. He has a total of 243 strikeouts during his short MLB career, but he certainly didn't strikeout with sideline reporter Sarah Davis during the 2014 Spring Training.
It was Davis’ first day at the job after NESN fired Jenny Dell for having a relationship with then-Red Sox player Will Middlebrooks. Davis covered the Red Sox and she made a great first impression on Carp, who failed to use his sunglass properly. The point of having sunglass is to protect the eyes from sunlight but it could also be used by men to check out women like Davis without moving their head.
10 Brendan Rodgers
Just like Louis van Gaal, Brendan Rodgers is technically an athlete (or a former athlete at least). The 44-year-old had an unsuccessful playing career from 1987 to 1996 so he focused on being a coach. Rodgers started his coaching career at the youth level in Chelsea before plying his trade in Watford, Reading, Swansea City, Liverpool, and currently in Celtic.
In 2012, Rodgers was interviewed by Liverpool TV reporter Claire Rourke on the team plane after a Europa League game against Italian club Udinese. Rodgers was looking all over the place before the interview started but it was obvious that he took a quick peek at Rourke’s chest area. You can’t fault Rodgers for glancing at Rourke who was wearing a low-cut blouse and looking as gorgeous as ever during the interview, but he should have known better being on camera.
9 Jack De Belin
Wait, who is this athlete? Jack De Belin is an Australian rugby league football player for the St. George Illawarra Dragons of the National Rugby League. De Belin is considered a heart-throb in Australia because of his good looks and 6-foot-2 frame. Back in June, he was interviewed on the sidelines while serving a suspension and he was caught on camera staring at the NRL cheerleaders.
FOX Sports commentator, Brett Finch, had to awkwardly give De Belin a quick nudge to make him realize that the cameras were rolling. De Belin was saved by "Monday Night with Matty Johns Show" co-host Nathan Hindmarsh, who said that he was just observing the cheerleaders choreography. De Belin might have gotten in trouble with his girlfriend, Alyce Taylor.
8 Steve Kerr
Another former athlete on this list is current Golden State Warriors head coach, Steve Kerr. The seven-time NBA champion is known for his coaching wizardry that brought two titles to Golden State and his quick wit in answering reporters. But back during his rookie year as a head coach in 2015, Kerr was caught looking at Warriors sideline reporter Rosalyn Gold-Onwude at a critical time of the game.
The Warriors were up by a point in Game 3 of the playoffs against the Pelicans and Kerr was supposed to give instructions to his team. Instead, he took the time to stare at the beautiful Gold-Onwude, who has caught the attention of another athlete on this list. Thankfully for Kerr, the Warriors were able to win the game and win their first championship in 40 years two months later.
7 Carmelo Anthony
After 13 years of being together, and seven as a married couple, Carmelo and La La Anthony are currently living separately with their divorce on hold. Carmelo, who is now a member of the Oklahoma City Thunder, has been trying to repair their marriage ever since their split at the end of the 2016-17 NBA season. La La has accused Carmelo of repeatedly cheating on her during their marriage.
In 2014 at the Met Gala, Carmelo tried to release his inner JR Smith as he was caught staring at Rihanna. You cannot fault Carmelo for looking at Rihanna like that because she was absolutely captivating in her dress. Add the fact that Carmelo might have had a few drinks and it’s a no-brainer for him to get caught staring at one of the most gorgeous women on the planet.
6 Harrison Barnes
Now playing for the Dallas Mavericks, Harrison Barnes started his young career with the Golden State Warriors where he won an NBA championship in 2015. Barnes opted to sign with the Mavericks in 2016 after the Warriors nabbed Kevin Durant. The 25-year-old cemented his Warriors legacy with a terrible 2016 NBA Finals.
After a big win over the Memphis Grizzlies in the 2015 NBA playoffs, Barnes was caught on camera not just staring but apparently dreaming of Gold-Onwude. Barnes was mesmerized by the sheer gorgeousness of the 30-year-old reporter. Besides Steve Kerr and Barnes, trainers and referees have also been caught staring at Gold-Onwude, who was a former point guard for Stanford University and player for the Nigerian national team.
5 Randy Orton
Randy Orton hears voices in his head. They council him, they understand and they talk to him. Orton also has no control as seen in the photo above as he shamelessly stared at a female fan’s features while she was taking a photo with him at a WWE live event. You can’t blame Orton for looking, as she is good looking. There is a reason they call him The Viper!
This photo was taken earlier this year and it might have given Orton some trouble with his wife, Kimberly Kessler. It is Orton’s second marriage following his divorce with his first wife Samantha Speno in 2013 after six years of marriage. Orton has one daughter each with both women, Alanna Marie born in 2008 and Brooklyn Rose born last year.
4 LeBron James
The greatest basketball player of his generation, LeBron James is a three-time NBA champion, four-time NBA Most Valuable Player, and two-time Olympic gold medalist. James is still in his prime and is a sure-fire Hall of Famer when he retires. The photo above shows James, Carmelo Antony, Chris Paul, Jason Kidd, and other members of the USA basketball team showing their support to the USA swim team.
However, James was caught looking at a female supporter in attendance. It was back in 2008 when James was not married but he already was in a longtime relationship with his high school sweetheart, Savannah Brinson. The couple got married in 2013 and they have three children together: LeBron Jr. born in 2004, Bryce Maximus born in 2007, and Zhuri James born in 2014.
3 Alex Rodriguez
One of the greatest baseball players of all time, Alex Rodriguez made his name playing for the Seattle Mariners, Texas Rangers, and New York Yankees. Even though he spent the last years of his career in New York, he visits Los Angeles quite often and he watches the Los Angeles Lakers. But just like many male celebrities, Rodriguez had trouble taking his eyes off the Lakers' cheerleaders.
In a Lakers game last year, the cameras caught Rodriguez happily staring at Lakers cheerleaders during their performance. Rodriguez is known for being a ladies’ man so it’s no surprise he loves the Lakers girls. Some of the women who have been with Rodriguez include Madonna, Kate Hudson, Cameron Diaz, Torrie Wilson, and Jennifer Lopez.
2 Louis van Gaal
Technically, Louis van Gaal is an athlete having played professionally in the Netherlands and Belgium from 1973 to 1987. However, he is more known for managing some of the biggest soccer clubs in the world like Ajax, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, and Manchester United. He also coached the Netherlands national team on two separate occasions.
Van Gaal is also known for his reputation of shouting at reporters or even swatting away cameras during interviews. But in an interview with FOX Sports reporter Julie Stewart-Binks in 2014, after an exhibition game against the Los Angeles Galaxy, van Gaal appeared to have liked what he saw. The manager was quite pleased looking at the lovely Stewart-Binks, who is one of the most beautiful sports reporters in the world today.
1 David Beckham
Quite possibly the most famous male athlete ever caught looking at gorgeous women is David Beckham. The 42-year-old soccer legend spent the last part of his career with the Los Angeles Galaxy. Beckham became a fan of the Los Angeles Lakers and he was present for many of the team’s games at the Staples Center.
Not only did Beckham get caught staring at Lakers cheerleaders twice, but he was caught on camera while he was seated with his wife, Victoria. The first once became a meme and the ultimate photo for men trying to look at women. The second one was hilarious because Beckham got caught by Victoria and they had a mini argument. But you can’t fault David because the Lakers cheerleaders have made men stare at them every game.