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Greatest Pro-Athlete Dads

Jun 05, 2013

Imagine that your dad is a pro athlete for a second... crazy right? Now imagine that your dad was one of the greatest athletes ever in his sport! As father's day approaches, let's acknowledge all of the greatest pro-athlete dads.

Wayne Gretzky

Wayne Gretzky FamilyWayne Gretzky FamilyCourtesy of bustedcoverage.com

Wayne Gretzky was the greatest hockey player to ever play the game. He has three sons and two daughters; Paulina, Ty, Trevor, Tristan and Emma. Living in LA with a former Hollywood actress Janet Jones, the family fots right into the California lifestyle. The older boys gave up on hockey and prefer surfing and golf, while Paulina has been known to glam it up in the party world.

Muhammed Ali

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Ali was such a great boxer, he might be known as the greatest athlete of all-time. He has a beautiful daughter, Laila Ali, and she will be known as the greatest female boxer ever with a 24-0 record (21 knockouts).   

Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan FamilyMichael Jordan FamilyCourtesy of www.personal.psu.edu

Michael Jordan was the greatest basketball player to ever play the game. He has 3 children; Jeffrey, Marcus and Jasmine. Michael's boys turned out to be pretty good basketball players, however it doesn't look like either of them will make it to the NBA. It must be tought to live in the shadow of Air Jordan.

Pele

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Pele was a Brazilian soccer player that many people say was the greatest. He has had 5 children since 1967; Kelly, Edson, Jennifer, and recently in 1996 he had twins Joshua and Celeste. Pele would have had 6 children but one of his sons died from meningitis. His oldest son Edson became a professional soccer player in Brazil but never quite became as famous as his father.

Joe Montana

Joe Montana's All-American SonJoe Montana's All-American SonCourtesy of www.techbanyan.com

Joe Montana was ranked the fourth-best player in NFL history by the NFL Network, but he is the No. 1 quarterback on that list and has four Super Bowl rings and three Super Bowl MVPs. Joe has four children: Alexandra, Elizabeth, Nate and Nicholas. Nate and Nick play QB just like their dad and it looks like Nic might make the NFL.

Yogi Berra

Greatest Pro-Athlete DadsGreatest Pro-Athlete DadsCourtesy of illustrationart.blogspot.com

Yogi Berra has the most World Series rings in baseball history: 10.  The greatest living Yankee also won three MVPs, including back-to-back ones in 1954 and 1955. Yogi has three children: Larry, Tim and Dale. Larry took a stab at the minor leagues, but never really had the baseball tools.  He played in about 20 games for three different teams, then hung it up.

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Does your dad play sports? Let us know which ones in the comments below? Is he any good?! LOL

 

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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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