Steve Aoki Reveals He Was a Varsity Badminton Player in High School
Being one of the hottest names in the current EDM scene, Steve Aoki has enjoyed a lot of fame and fortune these past few years. Especially with his recent high-profiled collaborations with K-pop superstars BTS and One Direction member Louis Tomlinson.
However, aside from his trademark cake-throwing and music, one fun fact about him is that he was a varsity player badminton player in high school.
During his years in Newport High School in the early 90s, Aoki revealed to NextShark that he had a tough time figuring out which sport he excelled at.
“I’ve tried every sport, every traditional sport.” Aoki said. “I tried football, and that just didn’t work out for me.
He tried wresting seeing that his father Rocky Aoki was a professional wrestler back in his early years, but that didn’t work out either.
I went to a hospital after the first match or something — none of these traditional sports worked out.” he said.
[Badminton] was the one sport that I actually won a few games at, but I wasn’t a star. I wouldn’t call myself a star. I was on the team.” he added.
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