15 Professional Athletes Who Would Be A Blast To Party With

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15 Athletes You'd Love to Party With

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The sporting world has seen its fair share of crazy acts. Whether it's athletes going to clubs and firing off guns, getting in fights or extracurricular activities happening between athletes and regular people, sports figures can get pretty crazy.

Some athletes get out of hand with their party antics, such as getting on top of the bar or stage and dancing like a wildman their shirt off, or spending ridiculous amounts of money wherever he or she goes, or even throwing wild parties at their house.

Have you ever wondered which athletes would be the most fun to hang out with outside of the sporting arena? Which players walk off the field and are an instant good time? Which players attract attention and fans while spending boatloads of money wherever they go?

I have compiled a list that may interest the extreme partier. If you want to know which athlete would be pretty cool to get a drink and share a few laughs with, I have the answer. If you're looking to find out who would pay for your entire tab because money is no object to them, I have the the answer. If you just want to get drunk and jump on stage and dance like no one is watching, I have the answer.

Within this list are 15 athletes who are a blast to go out with, have made fools of themselves without really caring, have the comedic personality that would make them the life of the party or just flat out love to spend cash.

If you like to party, then this list is for you. Even if you don't, it's always interesting to see which athletes have the most interesting life off the field. Although, I don't suggest asking these athletes to party with you, as that may end in a restraining order. Sorry.

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Rob Gronkowski

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This guy has been spotted at bars and clubs hopping on stage and making an absolute clown of himself. Rob Gronkowski is notoriously known as being the frat bro of the NFL.

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Floyd Mayweather

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Floyd Mayweather has been seen paying 10s of thousands of dollars at clubs and bars. If you're short on cash and still want a fun night out on the town, he's your guy.

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Miguel Cabrera

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His past isn't exactly the best as Miguel Cabrera has had a history of drinking problems, but ditching the drink has made him a better man. His teammates love him and he probably has the most fun playing the game than anyone in baseball. Who wouldn't want to hang with that?

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Peyton Manning

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Have you ever seen Peyton Manning's commercials? Yeah, he's a pretty comical guy. His personality is sure to make him the life of the party and everyone wants to hang with the guy who gets all the laughs. Oh, and he's pretty popular, too.

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LeBron James

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LeBron James isn't exactly the party animal that everyone else on this list may be, but when he is spotted out on the town, he's always spending cash on his buddies. This is the type of guy you want in your group because he's fun to be around and he's not a wild partier.

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Derek Jeter

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Derek Jeter is a pretty suave guy. He's one of the most popular guys in all of sports and it's easy to see why. He's cool on the field and off of it -- everyone knows and loves Jeter.

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Usain Bolt

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Usain Bolt has the reputation of a cocky athlete. He is a bit cocky, but he's also been known as one of the wildest partiers in the international sports world. If you're a frat kind of guy, he may be a good addition to your group.

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Steve Nash

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For all of the single people out there, this guy could be the perfect wingman. He's one of the league's best assist men, so I could see him assisting a friend in getting a future date. Steve Nash's personality is also one of the best in the NBA, making him a blast.

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Kevin Durant

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Another one of the coolest guys in sports, Kevin Durant has it all. He's got money, skills to pay the bills and a humble attitude that makes him loved by many. Everyone wants to hang with that guy.

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Brian Wilson

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As one of the most interesting personalities in all of sports, Brian Wilson has a mind like no other. Whether it's wearing a tuxedo shirt to the ESPYs or just being a wild man on the mound, Wilson is crazy. He's currently a free agent, but I have no doubt that he's still doing his crazy antics.

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Alex Ovechkin

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Rumor has it that Alex Ovechkin is allowed to DJ any club he wants to guest DJ at in the Washington area. If that's true or not, I am not sure, but the guy knows how to have fun. He's also been seen getting wild at clubs.

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Tim Lincecum

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While I am not a fan of his old extracurricular activities such as smoking, Tim Lincecum is another one of those interesting personalities that would just be great to see unfold as the night went on.

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Rory McIlroy

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As a golfer, it's hard to say that this guy has a crazy partying lifestyle, but after the Tiger Woods saga unfolded, no one was safe from the public eye. Rory McIlroy has been known to party it up a bit and there are many pictures to prove it.

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Dirk Nowitzki

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Everyone knows how fun German accents can be when beer is involved. See: Beerfest. However, Dirk Nowitzki is more than just an accent; he's a great personality and a wonderful head of hair.

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Shaquille O'Neal

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Shaquille O'Neal is the funniest former athlete on TV. Check his old interviews -- enough said.