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Top 25 Athletes You Should Be Following on Twitter

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Top 25 Athletes to Follow on Twitter

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Do you have a Twitter account? Do you love to follow athletes? Do you want to follow more athletes but don’t which ones to follow? Well, you’re in luck because this slideshow is dedicated to the athletes that you need to follow on Twitter.

Professional sports superstars love to speak their mind, and sometimes the easiest way to do that is on Twitter. They react to their team’s loss or victory. They give their own insight on a rule change or big trade and they even answer questions and engage with the fans.

Whether you’re a fan of Twitter or not, you have to admit that it has brought the common sports fan closer to the action and the athlete. By simply checking out their timeline, they can see what their favorite player is up to at any given point in time. They can see what they had for breakfast, where they’re going for dinner and could even see their big announcement before their friends do.

Here on this list you’ll find the top 25 athletes to follow on Twitter. Unfortunately, there are only 25, but there are so many more to follow. Some will make you laugh, others will make you cry and, believe it or not, some will make you think.

Did I miss someone? Let me and the rest of the world know by leaving their Twitter handle in the discussion box below! Who knows, you may have the best kept secret on Twitter right on your timeline and nobody may know about that person.

So grab your mobile devices and open up that Twitter app. It’s time to expand those following lists to include some these professional sports superstars.

Brian Skinnell is a freelance sports writer for RantSports.com and Yahoo Sports. Follow him on Twitter, Like him on Facebook and add him to your network on Google.

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25. Juan Pablo Montoya (@jpmontoya) - Pro Race Car Driver

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Juan Pablo Montoya loves to tweet about the latest happenings in his world. Whether it’s driving his own personal go-karts, hanging out with his friends or keeping you in the loop about his career, Montoya shares it with you on Twitter.

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24. Jose Bautista (@JoeyBats19) - Toronto Blue Jays

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Jose Bautista may actually be already following you. The outfielder is notorious for doing so and follows over 100,000 people. Do you need a daily inspirational quote? Check him out.

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23. Chris Johnson (@ChrisJohnson28) - Tennessee Titans

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Chris Johnson shares his mind on Twitter and he doesn’t hold back. Just the other day, the running back went on a tangent about how he doesn’t care about your fantasy football team. It was good stuff.

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22. Alex Ovechkin (@ovi8) - Washington Capitals

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Alex Ovechkin tweets in spurts, but they’re good ones when they come along. He’ll tell you all about a recent game he played or a trip he’s currently on. Sometimes he misspells things in English. Hey, he’s trying!

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21. Yasiel Puig (@YasielPuig) - Los Angeles Dodgers

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If you can understand any of his tweets, then give Yasiel Puig a follow. The guy loves to post pictures of his daily adventures. Some make you laugh and others will make you wonder.

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20. David Price (@DAVIDprice14) - Tampa Bay Rays

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David Price loves to interact with his fans on Twitter. He calls out trolls and likes to answer your questions. Want to get an inside scoop on the life of a professional baseball player? Give him a follow.

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19. Dwyane Wade (@DwyaneWade) - Miami Heat

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Dwyane Wade is pretty active when it comes to Twitter. He’s a personable family man that loves to talk about his kids and what he’s up to on the daily.

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18. Bubba Watson (@bubbawatson) - Pro Golfer

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Bubba Watson interacts with his fans on a daily basis. Give him a follow, wait for him to begin his always cool #BubbaTalk and join in on the fun. He tweets about many things from golf, to college football, to life.

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17. Ervin "Magic" Johnson (@MagicJohnson) - Former Los Angeles Laker

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Magic Johnson may not be a current player, but he’ll always be a great follow on Twitter. He’s open, he shares and he provides good insight whenever he’s tweeting about a game.

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16. Ian Poulter (@IanJamesPoulter) - Pro Golfer

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Ian Poulter is a pretty interesting follow. He tweets about video games, his family, his career -- pretty much anything. If you want to feel like your life is like that of a professional golfers, give him a follow. You may not be much different from him.

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15. Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) - Oklahoma City Thunder

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Kevin Durant is another player that enjoys interaction on Twitter. You can often find him tweeting back to fans, answering questions and giving you a behind-the-scenes look at the life of a professional basketball player.

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14. Larry Fitzgerald (@LarryFitzgerald) - Arizona Cardinals

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Larry Fitzgerald is a good follow for anyone that just wants to follow a down-to-earth athlete. He tweets about supporting causes and loves to interact with fans that do it in a positive manner. If you’re looking for a professional athlete with a positive outlook on life, check out Fitzgerald.

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13. LeBron James (@KingJames) - Miami Heat

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LeBron James is popular, especially on Twitter. James is currently approaching the 10-million follower mark and for good reason. James enjoys giving people a taste of his life off the court on Twitter.

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12. Alex Morgan (@alexmorgan13) - Professional Soccer Player

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Alex Morgan casually keeps you in the loop on what’s going on in her life. Plus, I’m sure most of the guys reading this countdown find her attractive in some capacity.

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11. Logan Morrison (@LoMoMarlins) - Miami Marlins

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Do you hate Twitter trolls? Well, you’re in luck because so does Logan Morrison. Every now and then, you’ll get a real treat when he calls one out and dishes an insult right back at them.

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10. Justin Upton (@JUP_8TL) - Atlanta Braves

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Do you like winning stuff? Then give Justin Upton a follow. It seems that Upton is doing a giveaway on his Twitter page just about everyday.

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9. Johnny Manziel (@JManziel2) - Texas A&M Football

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He hasn’t tweeted in a while, but when Johnny Manziel tweets, the world reads. Check him out just to see his past tweets. Maybe in the future he’ll give us all another treat.

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8. Reggie Bush (@Reggie Bush) - Detroit Lions

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Reggie Bush is an active participant in the Twittersphere. He keeps you in the loop on his workouts and will provide insight on other games that he’s not playing in and watching. He may answer a few of your questions as well.

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7. Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) - Professional Soccer Player

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Cristiano Ronaldo is a great follow and he’s topped numerous lists as the best pro athlete to follow. You may have to use a translator for some of his tweets, but he often thanks the fans or talks about a big win the day after. He likes to tweet action shots so if you’re in to that, check him out.

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6. Terrell Owens (@terrellowens) - NFL Player

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Terrell Owens doesn’t care that he’s not in the national spotlight as a football player anymore -- he’s moved on. Keep tabs on the latest happenings in his life by giving him a follow on Twitter, because they're amazing. Just don’t send him a tweet insulting his quarterback.

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5. Floyd Mayweather (@FloydMayweather) - Professional Boxer

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Floyd Mayweather likes to be engaging on Twitter. He retweets a number of tweets that his followers send to him and he keeps you in the loop on his travels and public appearances. Yep. That’s Justin Bieber.

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4. Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) - NFL Player

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Chad Ocho Cinco may not be on a team currently, but his 3,747,416 followers don’t care. Johnson interacts a lot on Twitter. In fact, that’s a majority of his tweets. He shares whatever he feels and doesn’t really care what other people think about it. Also, he tweets often.

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3. Drew Brees (@drewbrees) - New Orleans Saints

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Drew Brees is a family guy and it comes through on his Twitter page. He tweets pictures of himself playing his young boys and just having a great time with his family. Brees will give you an interesting and heart-warming look inside the life of a professional football player.

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2. Brandon McCarthy (BMcCarthy32) - Arizona Diamondbacks

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Brandon McCarthy is one of the funniest athletes to follow on twitter. He’s witty, he’s got jokes and he’s not afraid to use them. Give the pitcher a follow.

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1. Lolo Jones (@lolojones) - Olympic Athlete

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Lolo Jones is a pretty witty character on Twitter. She cracks plenty of jokes and no subject is off topic. Do you want to laugh? Check out Jones. She'll leaving you ROFLing for days.