Funny this was brought up, because I was reading about all of his wacky antics on Wikipedia yesterday. I LOL'd at the part where they said he went into a restaurant and staged a mock sword fight with rolling pins.
I like it. I like colorful, loony athletes. Athletes that just hand the ball to the ref bore me. I don't dislike them, but I like my sports with a side of madness. I like people who aren't afraid to be a little weird.