Allan Ray spent four years playing at Villanova and was one of the top players. He suffered a graphic eye injury his senior season.
Larry Johnson had a lot of success when he first got into the NBA. Throughout his career he had five children by four women.
Tim Montgomery once was considered the world’s fastest man in 2002 and broke the world record but that was all taken away from him.
Going into the 2010 draft, Scottie Reynolds was one of the best players coming out of college. But he was not selected during the NBA draft.
Kobe Bryant dominated on the basketball court for many years throughout his career. But he enjoyed soccer a lot and was a big fan.
Bobby Knight had a small run-in with a wrestling coach during his time at Indiana and it did not go so well for Knight at the end.
Kobe Bryant was a fierce competitor in during the game and in practice. He once made a teammate cry and had to call Michael Jordan after.
Tim Duncan finished his career as one of the best players ever to play in the NBA. He did not start playing basketball until high school.
CJ McCollum has become one of the top players in the NBA. When he was high school, he was one of the shortest players on the court.
Jason Hanson had a successful career with the Detroit Lions. He spent his entire career playing in Detroit and set numerous NFL records.
Klay Thompson broke the record for most 3-pointers in a game previously held by Steph Curry. Curry played a part in helping Thompson that game.
Damon Stoudamire spent 13 seasons in the NBA and won the Rookie of the Year award in his first season. He also made a lot of money playing.
Willis McGahee spent 10 seasons playing in the NFL. One thing that’s interesting about McGahee is the number of kids that he has.
Ben Gordon had thoughts of suicide after his playing career. He would end up finding the right people to help him with his bipolar disorder.
Dwight Howard will go down as one of the most dominant centers to play in the NBA. He has a chance to finish in the top 10 of this list.
Karl Malone’s daughter played in the WNBA. Cheryl Ford has something that her father could not get even though he had success in the NBA.
Jerome Bettis played 13 seasons in the NFL and had a successful career. He finished his career on top winning a Super Bowl with the Steelers.
Antonio Davis was a veteran leader on numerous teams during his NBA career. He was a player that the younger guys could go to for advice.
Emeka Okafor suffered a neck injury that made him miss multiple seasons. He battled through that injury and is back playing basketball.
Allen Iverson is one of the best guards to play in the NBA. Even though he had a lot of success one thing he didn’t like was lifting weights.
The Chicago Bulls were one of the best basketball teams during the 1990s. The team won a total of six championships in eight years, winning three straight on two occasions. With the 1997-98 season called the “Last Dance,” everyone knew the team would break up after that. Going into the 1998-99 season, the Bulls were going into the …
The Indiana Pacers were one win away from advancing to the 1998 NBA finals. But they fell short to Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls.
Joey Galloway was a top receiver in the NFL during his career but he never played in a Pro Bowl or won any postseason awards.
Josh Beckett enjoyed a successful career as a MLB pitcher and he ended his career on a great note by throwing a no-hitter in his last season.
Kendrick Nunn was off to a hot rookie season before the coronavirus stopped sports. In college he was arrested but didn’t let that stop him.
Andre Johnson finished his career as one of the best receivers to play in the NFL. He was one of the Texan’s top players for a long time.
A lot of great NBA players have came into the league straight from high school. After the 2005 NBA draft, that rule changed.
Jose Reyes played his last MLB season in 2018. The talented shortstop believes he still can play baseball and is waiting for another chance.
Michael Jordan spent the 1994 season playing minor league baseball. Jordan went on a 13-game hitting streak early in the season.
Kevin Ware is still playing basketball after he suffered one of the worst injuries in college basketball history.
Shaun Livingston suffered a tragic leg injury early in his career. But he did not walk away from the NBA and would win three NBA titles.
Fred McGriff won a World Series title and played in multiple all-star games. He has one of the best nicknames in baseball.
Armando Galarraga wants the MLB to overturn the call that prevented him from throwing a perfect game 10 years ago.
Fred VanVleet never gave up on his dream. He went from going undrafted to becoming an NBA champion in just three years.
Bernie Williams won four World Series titles with the Yankees. When he retired he focused on music and released two albums.
Hideki Matsui was able to win a World Series with the Yankees. When he retired, he served in an important role for the Yankees.
Antawn Jamison spent 16 seasons in the NBA and played for multiple teams. He continues to have an impact in the NBA in a front office role.
Todd Helton enjoyed a successful 17-year MLB career. He played football in college and started over NFL great Peyton Manning.
Hall of Fame baseball player Frank Thomas had a successful baseball career. He could have pursued a football career if he wanted to.
Dajuan Wagner was a highly rated player in high school and college. When he got to the NBA, his career did not last long.
Kobe Bryant enjoyed a successful career in LA winning five NBA titles. In 2007 he could have played for the Pistons.
Julio Franco played for a long time in the MLB. He played 23 years in the league and he was 48 years old during his final season.
Len Bias was the second overall pick in the 1986 NBA draft. He died just a few days later after the draft which caused a lot of grief.
Rashard Lewis made over $150 million playing in the NBA. He went from a second round draft pick to one of the highest paid players ever.
Hedo Turkoglu spent 16 seasons in the NBA and played for multiple teams. He was the first Turkish-born player in NBA history.
Kyle Lowry’s time in Toronto could be up if the team decides to trade up and draft highly-rated draft prospect LaMelo Ball.
James Harrison was an undrafted rookie when he came into the league but became one of the best linebackers in the NFL.
Derrick Brooks had a successful career in the NFL. The Hall of Fame linebacker won a super bowl with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Priest Holmes was one of the best running backs during his time in the NFL. He still holds numerous records with the Kansas City Chiefs.
Leandro Barbosa played 14 seasons in the NBA before he returned to Brazil to play. He won an NBA championship with the Warriors.