Playing the Field: Is Kobe dating Stephanie Rice? … Did you see Ryan Lochte-Michael Phelps sex tape?

Aussie hottie Stephanie Rice leaves Wednesday's Olympics hoops game after watching her native country lose (or after watching her boo Kobe win) ... ummm, you decide.

Some stories really do have legs.

Ever since ESPN ran a story about the Olympics being a glorified orgy — umm, why weren’t we invited again? — the rumor mill has been hot and heavy with potential super-athletic couplings. LeBron James reportedly asked swimmer Lauren Purdue out on a dinner date (and was turned down). Rebecca Soni and Ryan Berens are a gold-medal couple. And recently we’ve pondered the power couples that could be in this space, Hope Solo and Justin Gatlin anyone?

However, the most intriguing involves Kobe Bryant and Aussie hottie Stephanie Rice. You remember Rice, she first grabbed our attention on Twitter, not at the Olympic trials. But we digress. Rice and Bryant have been spotted together at a cycling event. Before that, Rice tweeted a shout out to the best hoops player in the world.

Look, we don’t want to get Kobe in any trouble here, we’re huge fans after all. Just saying that if this rumor — and that’s all it is — turns out to be true, then we look forward to toasting you with an oil can of Fosters and an extra “shrimp on the barbie.”

Fast times at Bolt High

Usain Bolt is the fastest man in the world. There’s no debating that and he’ll try to prove it again in the 200m today in London. If you have an Olympic bookie, call him right now. It’s a lock. Bolt is literally smoking the competition. So we, naturally as Americans, are trying to capitalize. California weed shops are selling a new product called “Usain Bolt OG.” It’s billed, via TMZ, as a “fast-hitting” kind of marijuana.

Basically, you get high before your competition inhales its first toke. That’s great news for normal grocery stores … but horrible news for fast food establishments (looking at you, Wendy) that pride themselves on being open late.

Ryan Lochte, Michael Phelps in sex competition

Ryan Lochte and Michael Phelps claim to be fierce competitors. Yet they never talk any trash on one another, and Phelps has owned the so-called rivalry to date — at least in the pool.

Lochte recently admitted to Piers Morgan that, outside the chlorine and in between the sheets, he has a decided advantage. Of course, without tangible evidence (like maybe a sex tape, you choir boys) then I guess we’ll never know for sure.



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