15 Athletes Who Would Be Awesome to Spend Thanksgiving With

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15 Athletes Who Would Be Fun to Spend Thanksgiving With

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We all know that America's favorite holiday is forthcoming and it being just around the corner, I decided to devise a list of the athletes would would be fun to spend Thanksgiving with. I know that none of this would ever actually happen unless you were friends or family of the athlete named, but hey, it's always fun to imagine and speculate what would happen, right?

Every Thanksgiving, everyone heads off to see family and spend the day with them, stuffing their faces with turkey and mashed potatoes. It's the time of year when everyone seems happy and the time is just as good as ever to see the people who you never get to see otherwise. Aunts, uncles, cousins and grandparents, Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful for the family you are given and catch up with the ones that you seemingly haven't seen in years.

Have you ever wondered which professional athletes you would love to spend thanksgiving with? Have you wondered who would be the most hospitable? Have you wondered would would just be the life of the dinner table? I have the list for you. It's not often we get to imagine hanging out with athletes, but this time, it's okay.

It's impossible to find out if these guys are actually a good time, but judging on their personalities and big wallets, I'm sure they would fit in quite well at a Thanksgiving dinner near you.

Some guys are on this list because they would bring good conversation to the table, some would bring jokes and some would just bring a huge wallet and probably pay for the entire meal -- now that would be something to be thankful for.

Take a look at the list of 15 athletes you'd love to spend Thanksgiving with and let me know who you would love to spend it with.

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Tim Tebow

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Who wouldn't want possibly one of the nicest guys in the world at your dinner table? He'd be interested in watching football with you before and after dinner, too.

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Alex Rodriguez

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You might be wondering why this guy is on the list. He's a liar, cheater and flat-out bad guy. But hey, he's got enough money to make your Thanksgiving meal the best you've ever had -- just make sure to tell him how big of a fan you are of his.

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Rob Gronkowski

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The Gronk is sure to be a good time. He'd be like that cousin you'd want to start trouble with. Definitely a bad influence, but always a good time.

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Kevin Durant

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Kevin Durant might be the most likable guy in the NBA and definitely one of the top-three players in the game today. Who wouldn't want to hang with one of the most humble superstars in sports for Thanksgiving?

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Calvin Johnson

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Calvin is on this list because his Detroit Lions would play earlier in the day and if they win, they get a turkey. Nothing better than hanging with one of the nicest guys in the NFL and watching primetime football with him.

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Aaron Rodgers

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Rodgers is known as one of the good guys in the NFL and he can come to dinner strictly to do his impressions of a Chicago Bears fan -- like he does in the State Farm commercials. Definitely providing laughs with his presence.

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Peyton Manning

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Manning would be that wise uncle. He would have nothing but encouraging things to say and he knows more than most people do about football. Imagine playing catch at halftime of the Thanksgiving day game with a living legend like Manning. Unreal.

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Steve Nash

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If you need someone to pass you a plate of food, who would be a better candidate than one of the best assist men in the history of the NBA? No one. That's who.

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Drew Brees

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Brees, like Manning, is a living legend. The quarterback seems so cool and down to earth, he'd be the perfect guy to invite to dinner because you know he'd be the nicest guy there.

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LeBron James

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LeBron might be one of the most arrogant players in the NBA, but imagine the lavish Thanksgiving he would provide. The guy is filthy rich and his meal would be reflective of that. Oh yeah, and he's the best athlete in the world.

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Dirk Nowitzki

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Nowitzki could be that intoxicated uncle that everyone loves to listen to. I feel like he would be the goofiest guy at the table with something odd to say at all times -- no dull moments with this guy.

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Michael Phelps

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Who better to spend Thanksgiving with than an American sports hero? Phelps has brought countless medals to the United State during the Olympics and is beloved across the nation.

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Floyd Mayweather

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This guy would spend so much money on Thanksgiving that he would probably stuff the turkey with $100 bills. Now, who wouldn't want that on their plate?

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Tom Brady

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As much as he is hated around the league, it's because he is so good that people are jealous. He's one of the nicest guys out there and he's led an interesting life. Story time with Uncle Tom.

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Miguel Cabrera

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Cabrera is another living legend and he seems to have a good time. I imagine he'd be a hit with the kids and have you heard his awesome laugh? This guy is a must.