“Nope. Cuz I’m Poor”: Shaun White’s Hope for 2024 Sparks Massive Fan Debate

Published 01/23/2024, 3:00 PM EST

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As the 2024 season kicked in, fans await thrilling showdowns from their favorite athletes as the Olympics year is raging in full force. Excited for this year is also the iconic snowboarder, five-time Olympian, and three-time Olympic gold medalist Shaun White.

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Despite his retirement in 2022, the icon treated fans to a spectacular moment. However, what was meant to be a lighthearted update turned into a massive debate amongst fans online.

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Taking to his TikTok, Shaun White uploaded a stellar video, enthralling his 1.7 million followers. The legend shared a video of himself swooshing down a snowy slope in Aspen. Being the world record holder for the most X Games gold medals, he demonstrated his prowess with precision and skill on the backing track, Time to Pretend a Song by MGMT.

The caption of his post read, “Anyone else feeling super good about 2024?” This statement conveyed the emotions of the iconic athlete in the current year. However, his question, albeit positive and intended as a lighthearted moment, triggered a substantial debate in the comment section.

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Fans left debating as the legend shares his take on 2024

Fans flooded the comment section in reply to his question. While many expressed their thrill at seeing Shaun White still deeply connected to the sport, others engaged in a spirited discussion about his perspective on 2024. One fan left a comment saying, “Shaun, we are clearly not having the same 2024,” sharing their opposite feeling compared to the icon. While another person wrote, “We’re not retired, gold-medal winning, millionaire sports legends, Shaun. 2024 doesn’t look as rosey for us as it probably does for you.” Another fan shared their excitement for the year as well, saying, “YESSS 2024 IS GONNA BE THE YEAR,” and even got a reply from Shaun White, who replied with a feeling-loved emoji.

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While one simply wrote, “No,” prompting a sympathetic sad face emoji from Shaun. Another person shared their reality humorously, writing, “Nope. Cuz I’m poor. 😩” While another person, also adding some lighthearted humor to the debate, commented, “Just bought my first board! My toxic trait was thinking I’d be a pro first time lmao.” On a final note, one person added some positivity to the comment section, saying, “New year, new board, & good vibes❤️🤙🏼”
As 2024 continues to unfold with Shaun White’s thriving business ventures and blossoming love life, fans eagerly anticipate more positive updates from the snowboarding legend, making this year the best yet.

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Christaline Meyers

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Hello there! I'm Christaline Meyers, a Olympics Sports Writer for Essentially Sports. As an ardent lover of the sporting world, I've found my home in the dazzling world of Gymnastics, where elegance meets athleticism in gravity-defying routines. But my passion doesn't stop there; I'm a sports enthusiast with a taste for the wild waves of surfing, the adrenaline rush of Alpine Skiing, and the street-smart moves of skateboarding.
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