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Donald Sterling and the 20 Most Delusional Sports Figures of All Time

20 Delusional Figures From the World of Sports

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Donald Sterling takes the cake for delusional sports figures. There's no doubt about that. But there are other folks from the world of sports who are just as delusional in their own way.

Let's take a look at 20 sports stars who don't see the same reality as the rest of us:

1. Jose Canseco

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1. Jose Canseco

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Canseco's view of reality is slightly skewed. He's just an odd duck, with odd takes on things. But give him credit, nearly all of his steroid allegations turned out to be true.

2. Manti Te'o

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2. Manti Te'o

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This guy will live the rest of his life with people laughing behind his back because of the fake girlfriend fiasco.

3. Lamar Odom

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3. Lamar Odom

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Odom was delusional enough to marry Khloe Kardashian. He also believes that his personal life is in order. Whatever you have to tell yourself...

4. Manny Ramirez

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4. Manny Ramirez

Manny Ramirez

Manny actually thinks he'll play MLB again one day. Now that's a good one.

5. Terrell Owens

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5. Terrell Owens

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Just like Manny, T.O. still hasn't given up hope on playing in the NFL. That ship sailed four years ago.

6. OJ Simpson

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6. OJ Simpson

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You might be delusional if you think OJ doesn't know what really happened on that June night in 1994.

7. John Rocker

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7. John Rocker

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John Rocker has been off his rocker for quite some time. But at least his delusions are mildly entertaining.

8. Tonya Harding

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8. Tonya Harding

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Harding swears up and down that she had no knowledge of the Nancy Kerrigan attack prior to it going down. Uh huh...

9. Donovan McNabb

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9. Donovan McNabb

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McNabb didn't know overtime existed in the NFL. He also thinks he's a Hall of Fame quarterback. Good luck with that one.

10. Tim Tebow

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10. Tim Tebow

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Oh, Tebow. This determined individual still thinks he'll start at QB in the NFL someday. Give him credit for having dreams, but an NFL return just isn't going to happen.

11. Dennis Rodman

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11. Dennis Rodman

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Rodman has been delusional for quite some time. Most recently he displayed this with a drunken tirade on CNN regarding North Korea.

12. Jerry Jones

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12. Jerry Jones

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Jerry hasn't been 'in the know' since about 1996.

13. Metta World Peace

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13. Metta World Peace

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His name change inspired many. What a positive message. However, there's still nothing about MWP that screams peace.

14. Barry Bonds

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14. Barry Bonds

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In his mind, and his mind only, Bonds is MLB's home run king.

15. Lance Armstrong

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15. Lance Armstrong

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At least Armstrong has come clean about what a terrible person he was/is.

16. Aaron Hernandez

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16. Aaron Hernandez

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Hernandez actually thinks he'll play in the NFL again some day. He might want to hone his energy on getting out of solitary in the meantime.

17. Ryan Braun

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17. Ryan Braun

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This buffoon made his own batch of delusional Kool Aid and drank every last drop. Just ask Aaron Rodgers.

18. Alex Rodriguez

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18. Alex Rodriguez

Alex Rodriguez

The safe bet is that Rodriguez still thinks he's the victim in his battle with MLB. A-Rod = A-Fraud.

19. Bruce Jenner

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19. Bruce Jenner

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Jenner is delusional for marrying into the Kardashian family, and for thinking his plastic surgeon does a good job.

20. 1972 Miami Dolphins

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20. 1972 Miami Dolphins

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Anyone else tired of the 72 Dolphins? They might be the only NFL team to go undefeated, buy they're sure as heck not the best team in NFL history. But hey, living 40 years in the past has to be healthy. Right?