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We get sports tickets for a lot of reasons, but it centers around seeing people do things we cannot ourselves do. When LeBron wins a game in the 4th or J.J. Watt snags another sack, we're enjoying the game - but we're also marveling at how someone could be so damn good at what they do. All pros are fun to watch, but there are a few that you have to see live to understand their greatness

LeBron James

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LeBron James

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At age 29, King James has elevated his game so much that he's clearly one of the top five NBA players of all time. He's built more like an NFL linebacker than a forward and yet his grace and ball handling skills allow him to play almost every position on the floor. Add to that a basketball mind that's unparalleled in the game today and you have the perfect basketball cyborg.

Kevin Durant

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Kevin Durant

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Seeing Durant's silky smooth jumper on TV is one thing. Seeing it in person is something else entirely. The four-time NBA scoring champ's quick release is so fast it almost looks like a magic trick. The secret? A 7'4” wingspan that gives him an edge on just about every defender he faces. He's already got one NBA MVP award in his back pocket and more are definitely on the way.

Derrick Rose

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There's fast and then there's Derrick Rose. While injuries have waylaid the youngest MVP in NBA history for the past two seasons, he's finally healthy and there's nothing like seeing DRose sprint baseline to baseline in under four seconds while you're sitting in the stands with your mouth hanging open.

Calvin Johnson

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Calvin Johnson

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When you're nicknamed after a Transformer, it's clear you're a special player. Megatron lives up to his name with massive size, unbelievable speed, and some of the surest hands in the entire NFL. He's in the prime of his career after six seasons in the league and after breaking records set by Jerry Rice and Michael Irvin, he may end up as the best wide receiver of all time.

Peyton Manning

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Peyton Manning

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With Peyton Manning, the defining characteristic here is his intelligence. With Manning, you get a five-time MVP who also functions as one of the best offensive coordinators in the league. 13 Pro Bowls. One Super Bowl ring. One Super Bowl MVP title. Five NFL MVP titles. Seven All-Pro First Team selections. See this man in person now before he retires or you'll live in regret forever.

J.J. Watt

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J.J. Watt

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He may only be 25, but he's already been the NFL Defensive Player of the Year twice. If that doesn't tell you enough about Watt, then just watch the tape. He slices through offensive lines as if he's playing against children. In 2014 alone, he's already scored three touchdowns – two on defense. He's already earned a spot amongst the best defensive ends in NFL history.

Sidney Crosby

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Sidney Crosby

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Sid the Kid? More like Sid the Best Hockey Player Alive. In only his second season – as a teenager – he became the youngest person in any major North American sport to win a scoring title. Crosby is in a league by himself and has an uncanny knack for finding the back of the net. His goals may look great on TV, but there's nothing like watching them happen in front of your eyes.

Nelson Cruz

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Nelson Cruz

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Cruz may be one of the greatest Major League Baseball playoff players of all time. While his regular season stats aren't mind-blowing, his post-season hitting is remarkable. He's hit 16 homers in only 39 playoff games, putting him above Ruth, DiMaggio, A-Rod, McGwire, and Bonds. Now that's a must-see-live player.

Neymar

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Neymar

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There are people who think Neymar is a wizard. They're not exactly wrong. Wizardry might explain how he's so good. At 22, he's won the South American Footballer of the Year Award twice. He's the star of FC Barcelona and the captain of the Brazilian National Team, two of the best soccer teams in the world. With Neymar, it's not a question of if he'll score; it's a question of when.

Floyd Mayweather Jr

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Floyd Mayweather is so good that it's become nearly impossible to find an opponent willing to face him. He's won ten world titles in five different weight divisions and currently reigns as the highest paid athlete in the world. 47 wins. 26 wins by knockout. Zero losses. This isn't a guy you want to watch on Pay-Per-View. You want to hear his fists crunch bones in person.

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