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20 Athletes Who Would Be Fun To Party With

20 Athletes Who Would Be Fun To Party With

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Despite what many fans would like to believe, athletes are people just like all of us. As a result, they enjoy going out and letting loose once in awhile too.

Here are 20 athletes who just about everyone would not mind enjoying a social extravaganza with.

20. Tim Lincecum, San Francisco Giants

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20. Tim Lincecum, San Francisco Giants

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The two-time Cy Young award winner is mostly known for his ability to get hitters out, but he also has one of the more enjoyable personalities in the MLB. He is young and beloved by both teammates and fans. I cannot imagine an occasion where running into Lincecum at a bar would not be enjoyable.

19. Rory McIlroy, Golf

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19. Rory McIlroy, Golf

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The 25-year-old British Open champion is a force to be reckoned with on the golf course, but he is also known for his social life. Pictures have surfaced in the past of McIlroy enjoying himself at parties and one can only imagine how much of a blast he would be to hang out with.

18. Mario Balotelli, AC Milan

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18. Mario Balotelli, AC Milan

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The 23-year-old AC Milan star is most commonly known for what he does on the soccer field, but many fans have gotten to know him for his on and off the field antics as well. Balotelli has a very colorful personality and at such a young age, one can only wonder what spending a night out with him would be like.

17. Shaun White, Snowboarding

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17. Shaun White, Snowboarding

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The Olympic gold medalist and X-Games star is one of the best snowboarders of this generation. However, White also appears to have a fun-loving personality. He was hysterical in the movie “Friends With Benefits” and has been a riot at many award ceremonies making him a top choice to spend a night out with.

16. Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder

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16. Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder

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Not only is Durant a NBA superstar, but he is also one of the kinder athletes in the entire world right now. He constantly can be seen engaging with his fans on social media and receives extremely positive reviews from everyone who meets him. Durant may not be known for his social life, but it is probably a safe bet that partying with him would be a lasting memory.

15. Neymar, FC Barcelona

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15. Neymar, FC Barcelona

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After an excellent World Cup showing prior to injuring himself, Neymar has become a household name among sports fans. The 22-year-old Brazil and FC Barcelona soccer star is quickly becoming one of the more exciting players in all of soccer. Given his young age and apparent fun-loving personality, Neymar probably would be a safe bet to show any fan a great time.

14. Ryan Lochte, Swimming

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14. Ryan Lochte, Swimming

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The Olympic gold medalist has been in the news for more than just swimming throughout his pro career. He has stated, “I can party at night, train by day,” in response to those critical of his lifestyle. One can only assume that partying with him would be quite the experience.

13. Joel Embiid, Philadelphia 76ers

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13. Joel Embiid, Philadelphia 76ers

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The No. 3 overall selection in the NBA Draft this season, Embiid has one of the more colorful personalities in all of sports. His twitter account is absolutely hysterical making him a must-follow. Given his personality, young age and the fact that he spent his last year at Kansas University, one can only imagine that he is a riot to hang out with.

12. Ilya Bryzgalov, NHL Free Agent

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12. Ilya Bryzgalov, NHL Free Agent

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Bryzgalov most recently was seen between the pipes for the Minnesota Wild, helping the team advance in the playoffs for the first time in a decade. Not only is he a solid NHL goalie, Bryzgalov is also extremely intelligent and hysterical. Spending time with him, possibly talking about the universe, would be a great experience for any fan.

11. LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers

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11. LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers

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James does not necessarily have a history of partying like a lot of other players on this list, but he is the best basketball player in the world. Who would not want to spend a night out with the King?

10. Jared Allen, Chicago Bears

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10. Jared Allen, Chicago Bears

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Anyone who has watched Allen play or seen him interviewed knows just how interesting of a person he is. He loves hunting, with a spear that is, and is well known for getting the crowd going with his exotic sack celebration. No doubt in my mind that Allen would be great in a social setting as well.

9. Bryce Harper, Washington Nationals

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9. Bryce Harper, Washington Nationals

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While many have called Harper arrogant and cocky, there is little doubt that he would be a lot of fun in a social setting. It certainly would be a “clown question” to ask if Harper is the life of the party.

8. Yasiel Puig, Los Angeles Dodgers

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8. Yasiel Puig, Los Angeles Dodgers

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Arguably the most exciting player in all of baseball, Puig has a personality that very easily gets under opposing players skin. However, he also has a nose for the nightlife and appears to be a very fun person to be around. Spending a night in Los Angeles with Puig certainly would be a night to remember.

7. Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels

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7. Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels

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Despite being only 22 years old, Trout is undoubtedly the best all-around player in all of baseball. Given his young age and recent contract extension, one may only assume that Trout probably has a blast on the weekends. When he is not working on his game of course.

6. Tyler Seguin, Dallas Stars

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6. Tyler Seguin, Dallas Stars

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At 22 years old, Seguin is already a Stanley Cup champion and known as one of the better skaters in the NHL. Pictures have surfaced of Seguin partying, which many believe to be a reason he was traded from the Boston Bruins to Dallas Stars. Regardless, there is little doubt that Seguin is the life of any party and would be a blast to hang out with.

5. Floyd Mayweather Jr., Boxing

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5. Floyd Mayweather Jr., Boxing

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It would be hard to imagine Mayweather not being a lot of fun to party with given the amount of time he spends in Las Vegas. Numerous pictures have surfaced of Mayweather partying, leading to the notion that he is likely a great time in any social setting. If he takes his social life as seriously as his boxing, spending a night with him would likely be quite the experience.

4. John Daly, Golf

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4. John Daly, Golf

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The oldest athlete on this list, Daly is well known for his fun-loving attitude and unconventional golfing style. Honestly, Daly does not have the look of a professional golfer, let alone a professional athlete. Regardless, he is a professional golfer and likely a great partier as well.

3. Patrick Kane, Chicago Blackhawks

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3. Patrick Kane, Chicago Blackhawks

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Undoubtedly the best partier in the NHL, Kane has a well-documented history of being the life of the party. Pictures of him partying at numerous colleges, including University of Wisconsin-Madison, have surfaced throughout his professional career. He likely was the ringleader of the Chicago Blackhawks post-championship parties.

2. Johnny Manziel, Cleveland Browns

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2. Johnny Manziel, Cleveland Browns

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The only thing that keeps Manziel from being No. 1 on this list is the fact that he has not been partying as long as the athlete in front of him. Manziel has been all over the media for his social life, everything from passing out on a blown up goose to drunken videos. He may not prove to be an elite NFL player, but he certainly is an elite partier.

1. Rob Gronkowski, New England Patriots

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1. Rob Gronkowski, New England Patriots

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Manziel really is the only athlete close to Gronk’s level of partying expertise. He has numerous pictures all over the Internet documenting his social life. One can only imagine what the Gronkowski-Manziel tandem accomplished during their weekend in Las Vegas a couple months ago.

Robert Reidell is a Contributing Writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google+