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Re-Casting The Big Bang Theory With Stars From the Sports World

The Big Bang Theory Re-Casted With Athletes is Hilarious

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It all started with a big bang, and that’s exactly what the CBS comedy “The Big Bang Theory” has become. For seven seasons, the dorky group of friends has made us laugh and shake our heads. Well, it was mostly Sheldon who made us shake our heads and still does, but you get the idea. So what about these types of nerds (and their friends) in sports? We’ve re-casted TBBT with athletes and we think you’ll enjoy it.

Anna Kournikova: Penny

Anna Kournikova Penny Big Bang Theory

Anna Kournikova: Penny

Anna Kournikova Penny Big Bang Theory

For Penny, we obviously needed a hottie who is more known for being hot than anything else. Just like Penny’s failure as an actress in show, Kournikova wasn’t exactly known for her dominance on the court, yet she’s still one of the most famous female tennis players of all time. Easy match.

Emeka Okafor: Raj

Emeka Okafor Raj Big Bang Theory

Emeka Okafor: Raj

Emeka Okafor Raj Big Bang Theory

A super nerd himself, Emeka Okafor has a geeky lady who matches him perfectly. Just like Raj finally found Lucy in the show, Okafor found a girl to put up with his quirks. Add in the fact they’re both a little socially awkward, but likable and Okafor is perfect to play Raj.

Allyson Felix: Lucy

Allyson Felix Lucy Big Bang Theory

Allyson Felix: Lucy

Allyson Felix Lucy Big Bang Theory

So we couldn’t really find an athlete with social anxiety at the severe level that Lucy has, but Allyson Felix is definitely known for being shy, so she’s our pick to play Lucy.

Kobe Bryant: Sheldon

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Kobe Bryant: Sheldon

Kobe Bryant Sheldon Cooper Big Bang Theory

Obviously, this was by far the hardest of the characters to re-cast, but hear us out: Sheldon is extremely self-centered and often doesn’t realize that his self-centeredness causes problems and makes him socially awkward. Now do you see the resemblance between him and Kobe? And yes, they both have book smarts and speak multiple languages.

Ronda Rousey: Amy

Ronda Rousey Amy Big Bang Theory

Ronda Rousey: Amy

Ronda Rousey Amy Big Bang Theory

Like Amy, Ronda Rousey is extremely intelligent and very strong-willed. Also like Amy, Rousey doesn’t need a man, but enjoys sex as she told Conan O’Brien that she has “as much sex as possible” before fights to boost testosterone. We don’t know what Amy’s excuse is, but she’ll never stop trying to get Sheldon to sleep with her.

Michael Phelps: Howard

Michael Phelps Howard Big Bang Theory

Michael Phelps: Howard

Michael Phelps Howard Big Bang Theory

Another difficult character to re-cast is Howard because there aren’t many athletes who are as dorky and as much of a mama’s boy as he is. However, Michael Phelps is definitely a mama’s boy, he has a bizarre, disturbing wild side and he can be socially awkward at times. All those characteristics add up to this match.

Danica Patrick: Bernadette

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Danica Patrick: Bernadette

Bernadette Danica Patrick

Like Bernadette, Danica Patrick has underrated good looks and that sexy girl-next-door aura. In addition, she’s not afraid to speak her mind and let her emotions show when she’s angry. If you’ve never seen Bernadette angry in the show, you’re in for a YouTube treat.

Tim Lincecum: Stuart

Tim Lincecum Stuart Big Bang Theory

Tim Lincecum: Stuart

Tim Lincecum Stuart Big Bang Theory

For Stuart, we needed a short, scrawny athlete with self esteem issues. Although Tim Lincecum was once dominant and has been pretty good recently, he definitely went through a long slump when nothing was working for him and he definitely didn’t believe in himself. Add in the fact he’s really dorky-looking like Stuart and this is a perfect match.

Lolo Jones: Leslie

Lolo Jones Leslie Big Bang Theory

Lolo Jones: Leslie

Lolo Jones Leslie Big Bang Theory

For Leslie, we needed an athlete who is pretty good-looking, smart and has a sense a humor. Does that not describe Lolo Jones perfectly? She’s got that sexy attitude and smart-aleck spunk that make her a crowd favorite as long as she’s not in the limelight for too long at a time. That’s why Leslie is always a hit on the show.

Alex Morgan: Priya

Alex Morgan Priya Big Bang Theory

Alex Morgan: Priya

Alex Morgan Priya Big Bang Theory

Although she’s not on the show anymore, Priya was definitely a big part of Season 4 when she became Penny’s rival. As a character, she was incredibly smart and good-looking while also quiet most of the time. You don’t hear from Alex Morgan very often, but she’s extremely smart and definitely fits the good-looking bill. Another relatively easy match.

Shane Battier: Leonard

Shane Battier Leonard Big Bang Theory

Shane Battier: Leonard

Shane Battier Leonard Big Bang Theory

You may not know this, but Shane Battier is a very intelligent individual. He is also pretty close to being a normal, relatively cool guy despite the fact he’s a geek, not to mention he’s also normal-looking. These characteristics make him perfect to play Leonard.