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Sports Dads & Kids

In honor of Fathers Day, Kidzworld looks at some of the world's most talented athletes who happen to have famous sports dads!

Archie Manning

Do you think it was a just a coincidence that Peyton Manning and Eli Manning are two of the best quarterbacks in the NFL? Of course not, their father Archie Manning had a little something to do with that. Archie was Pro Bowl quarterback in the '70s and early '80s for the New Orleans Saints, Houston Oilers and Minnesota Vikings. He was able to teach his young talented sons a thing or two about throwing the ol' pigskin around. Now both sons have been Super Bowl MVP's!

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Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali is one of the most legendary athletes of all time. He was a three-time world champion in boxing and posted a 56-5 record that spanned two decades. Muhammad was dubbed the greatest of all time, so you knew his children were gonna have greatness in their blood. Laila Ali definitely took a thing or two after her famous father. She is arguably the best female boxer around. Her record stands at 24-0 with 21 knockouts! While she is someone to be feared in the ring, she is ladylike off it. Laila is happily married and expecting her first child in September 2008. She also recently participated in the show Dancing with the Stars.

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Karl Malone

In his day, Karl "The Mailman" Malone was the best power forward in the NBA. For over 20-seasons with the Utah Jazz and Los Angeles Lakers, the Mailman punished opposing defenses with his sweet shooting stroke, slick post moves and thunderous dunks! Now his daughter Cheryl Ford is doing the same thing (minus the dunks) as a member of the Detroit Shock. Cheryl is the only player in WNBA history to with the Rookie of the Year and a championship in the same year! The talent doesn't stop there. Malone's son, Demetrius Bell was just drafted by the Buffalo Bills of the NFL!

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Darryl Strawberry

In the 1980s, Daryl Strawberry was one of the top baseball players. Playing for the New York Mets, Strawberry used his sweet batting stroke to help the Mets win the 1986 World Series. Strawberry also won three other world titles in his 16-year career. Strawberry's athleticism is apparent in his son DJ. But rather than use that talent on the baseball diamond, DJ uses it on the basketball court. DJ was a college star at the University of Maryland and is now a point guard with the Phoenix Suns!

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Yannick Noah

Yannick Noah made history in 1983 when he became only the second black man to win a Grand Slam of tennis. The '83 French Open champ, Noah had a tennis career that spanned nearly 20 years. Today, he is the proud father of his son Joakim Noah, who is a basketball star. Joakim won two national titles with the University of Florida and was a first round draft pick by the Chicago Bulls. Just like his pops, Joakim is very animated, intense and emotional on the court!

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ShenkelBoy
ShenkelBoy posted in Basketball:
Cavs bruh they lit
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Abbergrl
Abbergrl posted in Xtreme Sports:
Of course we can! It's true that we're a little less strong physically, but we can. "Can't" means just that, we can't. And that's wrong. It's true we have to deal with all that physical pain (I can whine about it for agesss) and mental pain too. And that some of us cry easily. But that's because we feel pain! So although we are less strong physically as I said earlier, girls can also think up ways to surprise someone in a fight. And that's a good thing to do to someone who laughs at a girl and says they cant fight.
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PitbullLover777
Cheer-leading is a sport - most people think that it is not - but it is Yes it looks like they are just cheering on the football players - but their routines and being able to hold up girls over their head takes strength, and they work really hard to make everything look good.
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ererie
ererie posted in Basketball:
I liked cheering for the underdog, so I've always cheered for the Cavs. I'd like to see how this year's line-up goes, though our past best point guard left for the Celtics.  :/
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ererie
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