Either LA Times Magazine is writing some fat checks, or west coast athletes couldn’t care less about their public image. Chances are the former is more true but whatever the case, Andre Ethier was somehow coaxed into making the same mistake Kobe Bryant made a few months back. As soon as opposing fans catch wind of Ethier’s strange photos, I’m sure he can expect the same type of heckling Kobe got from Utah Jazz fans.
We’ll never understand why athletes agree to do these types of things. You could argue it’s just for the money, but I can’t imagine Alex Rodriguez would do anything he doesn’t want to do in order to make an extra buck when he’s making over $30 million a year in salary. Yet he agreed to take a ridiculous photo for Details Magazine where he was pretty close to making out with himself in a mirror. Below are the funny Andre Ethier pics and the Kobe Bryant white hot photos. I still think Kobe’s are way worse, but it’s up to you to decide. Thanks to Deadspin for the Ethier pics. Enjoy: