Skip navigation
Sign up to follow your favorites on all your devices.
Sign up

Luca Sbisa finds out cell phones and bikes don’t mix the hard way

Luca Sbisa

Anaheim Ducks defenseman Luca Sbisa (5) celebrates his goal against the Dallas Stars with teammate Rod Pelley, left, and Matt Beleskey, right, during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Anaheim, Calif., Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)


Walking and chewing gum can be hard enough, but how about talking on your cell phone and riding a bike? Turns out that a NHL player shouldn’t be trying to up the coordination ante like that and it’s an embarrassing lesson Anaheim’s Luca Sbisa learned the hard way.

Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register gets word from Sbisa about how he showed up to Ducks practice with a bit of a shameful mark on his face thanks to multitasking.

“I was close to home,” Sbisa said. “Minutes. And I was on the phone. I wasn’t paying attention and the curbs are like this high (holding his hands nearly a foot apart). My one wheel starting rubbing the curb and it got caught.

“My hands were behind me and that’s why I got [scraped] up here. My face hit the ground.”

Sbisa is lucky that he only got scraped up after taking that kind of fall. Then again, the only thing I can think of after hearing this story is the scene from “Wayne’s World” when Wayne’s ex-girlfriend Stacy bites it after riding her bike into a parked Camaro. Game on!