Donald Trump: True (or False) Champion?

This sports quiz is so great. So, so great.

Last night, presidential hopeful Donald Trump looked down the bench for yet another celebrity sports endorsement. No stranger to athletes—both famous and infamous—Trump has had plenty to say about his heroes and himself. And sometimes those statements strain believability. Here, a quiz to see if you can tell fact from fiction.

1. Bob Knight

“What a winner. What a winner. Such a great man. You know, our country doesn’t win any more. That’s what we need right there—let me tell you.”

2. Tonya Harding

“Beautiful. Right? And crafty. So crafty. Remember those Winter Olympics? The cold ones? Look, you don’t want to cross her. Gillooly—am I right? But, seriously folks, she’s so, so tenacious. We need that in this country. I know Tonya Harding.”

3. Tiger Woods

“Tiger, such a good friend. I know Tiger. What a standup guy. Great golfer. Total class. The whole thing with his ex-wife—too bad, too bad. But just a classy guy, a really classy guy. We’ve played golf together many, many times. He cheats! People don’t know that, but he cheats! But that’s okay—he’s a good, good friend.”

4. Peyton Manning

“I very much have always liked Peyton Manning. He is a very good guy. I know him. And he is a very, very good guy. [For the Super Bowl], I have to go with the person I know and I like. I like the other team. I think the other team looks fantastic. Probably, they would be favored by something. But I will stick with Peyton, because he is a very good guy.”

5. Shoeless Joe Jackson

“How about those White Sox, huh? Shoeless Joe. He grew up without shoes. I have many, many shoes. A large and beautiful collection. But how about those Sox! So white! Some called them the Black Sox, but, to me, they’re always going to be the White Sox. White, white, white.”

6. Tom Brady

“Tom Brady is a great friend of mine. He’s a winner and he likes winners.”

7. Mike Tyson

“Mike Tyson endorsed me. I love it. He sent out a tweet. Mike. Iron Mike. You know, all the tough guys endorse me. I like that, OK?”

8. Wilt Chamberlain

“One hundred points in one game, right? Wow! And how many ladies? Oh, they loved him. Loved him. And they’re gonna love us. We’ll be so good for the women—just like Wilt. You won’t even believe it. People won’t believe how much we’re going to do for women.”

9. Rex Ryan

“You know, he won championships in New York. The AFC, I think, twice.”

10. Barry Bonds

“They said he had a big head. But, you know, folks, they say I have small hands. Who cares? Big head, small hands—it doesn’t bother us, folks. We win. Period. Like, he hit however many home runs and we keep winning states. My hands and fingers are actually very big. Look. I have good hands. See?”

11. Lance Armstrong

“What balls, huh? What a competitor. He never got tired of winning the Tour de France. And, when I’m president, we’re going to beat France so much, you’ll be sick of it.”

12. Joe Paterno

“I know a lot about Pennsylvania, and it’s great. How’s Joe Paterno? We’re gonna bring that back? Right? How about that whole deal?”


1. True. 2. False 3. False 4. True 5. False 6. True 7. True 8. False 9. True 10. False 11. False 12. True