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Alex Morgan was stoked to meet Pau Gasol at the Olympics

Alex MorganAlex Morgan is one of the most famous female soccer players in the world. Most people would be super excited to meet her and consider that a dream. But even though she’s famous and one of the best soccer players in the world, she’s still a fan of some pro teams and athletes and can become a fan girl at times. Morgan says that happened to her at the 2012 Summer Games in London.

Morgan did an “AMA” Q&A session for Reddit on Monday when the subject came up.

Morgan was asked by a Reddit user “What celeb were you most surprised to meet or that recognized you?”

“I was really excited to meet Pau Gasol because I’m a big Lakers fan. I saw him in the cafeteria at the Olympics,” she answered.

Can you imagine that? A beautiful girl like Morgan going up to a gangly, kind of awkward Spanish basketball player and being all excited because she’s a big Lakers fan? What a sight that would have been. That should have been all Gasol’s honor.

Now you probably figure Morgan would have been most excited to meet Kobe Bryant, but they actually met at a charity soccer game in 2011. Morgan, by the way, is from Diamond Bar, Calif., which is about 20 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, where the Lakers play, which explains her ties to the team. Pau Gasol, celebrity among celebrities. Hopefully he didn’t make a Robert Griffin III mistake when he met her.

Alex Morgan owes Sydney Leroux cowboy boots over UCLA-Cal game

Alex-Morgan-Sydney-Leroux-bikinisUS women’s soccer stars Alex Morgan and Sydney Lerox are the best of friends. And what do best friends do when their alma maters square off in a big football game? They make friendly bets.

In this case, Morgan and Leroux decided to make a small wager on the UCLA-Cal game. Morgan went to Cal and Leroux went to UCLA. Assuming they hold to the bet, it would appear Morgan owes Leroux a pair of cowboy boots after the Bruins’ convincing 37-10 victory.

If you remember, Leroux also talked trash to Colin Kaepernick earlier this season after UCLA beat his alma mater, Nevada. Sydney is going to look pretty good in her ULCA jacket and cowboy boots.

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Sydney Leroux and Alex Morgan went cliff diving (Video)

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Soccer players Sydney Leroux and Alex Morgan are still on vacation in Hawaii, and they’re still teasing fans by sharing photos and videos from their trip. This time they were off having some fun doing some cliff diving. Leroux posted a Vine video of them cliff diving in their bikinis. You can see it below:

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Alex Morgan and Sydney Leroux in bikinis at the beach

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Alex Morgan and Sydney Leroux are on vacation in Hawaii enjoying some very well-deserved time off. Just to remind you how good of a time they’re having, Leroux shared a few photos of her and Morgan hanging out at the beach in their bikinis.

Guess 50 hours of training for soccer per week does a body good, huh?

Morgan and Hope Solo got most of the shine when the USWNT blew up in popularity two years ago — rightfully so — but Leroux is starting to close that gap. If you don’t believe me, just take a look at some of the photos below.

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Alex Morgan and Sydney Leroux made a Prancercise video

Alex Morgan Sydney LerouxThe US women’s national soccer team beat Canada 3-0 on Sunday in an international friendly, and two of the game’s stars, Alex Morgan and Sydney Leroux, celebrated by making a “Prancercise” video.

Prancercising is a form of exercising created by a woman named Joanna Rohrback. Rohrback has a website, book, and even trademarked “Prancercise,” which she describes as “a fitness revolution.” She posted a workout video to YouTube in December, but the video didn’t blow up until last week. It now has over 4.7 million views on YouTube.

Morgan scored twice and Leroux added the third goal in the team’s win. Here’s the Vine video Leroux posted after the game of their mock Prancercise workout:

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LeBron James looked extremely happy to be taking a picture with Alex Morgan

“Hey, I know you! We were at the Olympics together! What, this thing? That’s my new championship ring! I know, I didn’t think this day would ever come either! Yup, and then we beat the Celtics!”

LeBron James looked pretty excited to be posing for a photo with US women’s soccer star Alex Morgan at his Samsung party on Tuesday night, and why wouldn’t he be? LeBron was on top of the world. He is finally the proud owner of this stunning championship ring. His teammates didn’t even let the ring ceremony distract them, as they made relatively easy work of their biggest rival to kick off the 2012-2013 season.

Did King James light up like a Christmas tree for this photo? Sure, but the bottom line is there isn’t a whole lot for him to be frowning about.

Alex Morgan, Sydney Leroux dress as US gymnasts for Halloween (Pictures)

Alex Morgan and Sydney Leroux of the US women’s national soccer team decided to trade cleats for leotards on Halloween. The soccer stars dressed as members of the US women’s gymnastics team.

Morgan, seen above giving her best “Not Impressed” face, went as US gymnast McKayla Maroney, while Leroux went as Gabby Douglas.

Below is a picture of Morgan and Leroux with a few other teammates:

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