Two things I didn’t know before I read this story today: there are NHL Awards held every year (do they do this for every sport, and if so, where have I been all my life?) and Cuba Gooding Jr. still apparently has enough “star power” that he can get gigs presenting at awards shows. However, Cuba Gooding Jr. must have been a little bored by the festivities at the NHL Awards last night, causing him to hit the sauce pretty hard, because in the videos below, it’s pretty clear that Gooding Jr. was probably drunk while presenting on stage last night.
Put it this way, I at least hope that Cuba Gooding Jr. was drunk last night because otherwise I don’t know how else to explain his behavior from last night. There was talk of butt-grabbing, Cuba pushing kids to get off the stage, him hitting on other men’s wives, and even mentions of “reverse Oreos” by Cuba himself. He made his Jerry Maguire character, Rod Tidwell, look like a level-headed, well-balanced, and relaxed individual.
After his drunken “performance” last night, I think it’s safe to say that we won’t be seeing Cuba back at the 2015 NHL Awards. The only question left now is where will we see him next? Maybe he’ll sneak into the ESPYS somehow? Or show up at the Golden Globes or Oscars? Or even better, how great would it be if Cuba Gooding Jr. ended up in the next big Syfy TV movie? Sharknado 3, starring Tara Reid and Cuba Gooding Jr., sounds pretty perfect to me.
For your viewing pleasure, here are some of the best clips from Cuba’s drunken antics at the NHL Awards last night.
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