During a game earlier this week with the Toronto Raptors, Miami Heat power forward Josh McRoberts converted his basketball jersey into a v-neck with a two handed tug a la Hulk Hogan.
McRobert is not the first (and unlikely to be the last) athlete to rend their uniform in a manly display of angst or euphoria.
NOVAK DJOKOVIC: AUSTRALIAN OPEN
Prior to McRobert’s stunt, the most buzz worthy shirt shredding was a center-court performance by Novak Djokovic after he prevailed the 2012 Australian Open.
HULK HOGAN: WWF GOLDEN ERA
Any talk of top tearing has to include Hulk Hogan, who made the act part of his crowd-pleasing entrances at WWF events. Hogan left no doubt that real Americans will rip their shirts off and are proud of it.
THE INCREDIBLE HULK
Tearing a shirt with ones hands is impressive enough, but the Hulk (and She-Hulk) take it to a whole different level — they simply flex their clothing into a shredded state. Marvel at Bill Banner as car troubles in a rain storm precipitate his transformation into a green-painted Lou Ferrigno.