Olympic sprinting champion Usain Bolt showed he shouldn't give up the day job after a session with the New Zealand Breakers in Auckland yesterday afternoon.

Bolt was presented with a Breakers shirt at their headquarters on the North Shore before taking part in some drills with members of the ANBL double champions.

But he missed his first seven free throws before deciding dunking the ball would be easier, slamming it home easily.

Bolt spent almost an hour in a coaching session with eight young athletes at the Millennium Institute in Mairangi Bay, giving them tips and taking part in a few races, before leaving in a helicopter.


The reigning 100m and 200m Olympic champion was in town for less than 24 hours as part of a sports drink promotional tour and earlier spent time at the company's plant in South Auckland. He said a haka performed by workers at the Frucor factory gave him the chills.

"It was different, it was good. It gave me the chills, the energy they had."