15 Athletes You'd Love to Go Paintballing With

15 Athletes You'd Love To Go Paintballing With

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When assembling your team of athletes-turned-paintballers, there's no need to sweat; I have you covered. Everyone from Peyton Manning to Derek Jeter has what it takes to be an elite member of your paintball team. Here's who you should be picking.

15. Derrick Rose

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15. Derrick Rose

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Even after two ACL tears, Derrick Rose is going to be a shifty guy out on the course.

14. Kobe Bryant

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14. Kobe Bryant

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Yes, Kobe is getting up there in age. But you know he still has that competitive fire, and I bet he misses winning.

13. Dustin Pedroia

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13. Dustin Pedroia

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Go ahead and pick up Dustin Pedroia because you're going to have a hard time finding a better bro than this guy.

12. Ryan Fitzpatrick

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12. Ryan Fitzpatrick

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I know this seems like an odd pick, but you can't take one look at Ryan Fitzpatrick and honestly tell me you don't think he's a sharp-shooter. The mustache says it all.

11. DeMarcus Ware

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11. DeMarcus Ware

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This pick has simple logic: Maybe DeMarcus Ware can finally meet his potential on a competitive playing field.

10. Shaun White

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10. Shaun White

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This sort of has the same feel as the Dustin Pedroia pick. Shaun White is going to make everything so much cooler, even if it's as he's being lit up by the other team.

9. Roger Federer

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9. Roger Federer

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Make no mistake about it. Roger Federer would serve you well on a paintball team. He would be the undeniable leader of your squad, pointing everyone in the right direction.

8. Peyton Manning

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8. Peyton Manning

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Peyton Manning is often times referred to as the coolest guy in sports. Who can refute that?

7. Manny Pacquiao

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7. Manny Pacquiao

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This is a tactical pick. You want some spice on your paintball squad? Some punch? Pacquiao is your guy.

6. Sebastian Janikowski

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6. Sebastian Janikowski

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At 6-foot-2, 258 pounds, don't be fooled by the frame; Sebastian Janikowski can get around for a kicker on the bigger side.

5. Max Scherzer

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5. Max Scherzer

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They don't call him "Mad Max" for nothing! Get the fire in his eye, and you're ready to conquer.

4. Derek Jeter

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4. Derek Jeter

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I don't know Derek Jeter personally, but he strikes me as the cool grandpa type. I'm not just saying that because he's old; he probably has a few tricks up his sleeve just as he's lulling you to sleep.

3. Eli Manning

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3. Eli Manning

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Your competitive edge with Eli Manning is spectacular. Because remember: You also have his big brother, and who in the world wouldn't want to show up their big brother?

2. Tony Parker

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2. Tony Parker

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Fresh off an NBA championship season, Tony Parker is an excellent choice for a paintballing athlete. Beyond the current competitive high, Parker is a natural leader as the point guard. He's the facilitator; he's putting you before himself, and that's how teams win.

1. Chris Bosh

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1. Chris Bosh

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Your No. 1 choice here is Chris Bosh, and I'll tell you why. With Bosh, there is something great just waiting to happen at every moment. His paintball skills are probably average, but when your squad needs a boost, Bosh is the guy to deliver.