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25 Athletes Who Would Make Awesome Co-workers

25 Athletes Who Would Make Awesome Co-workers

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You can hate your job, but having great coworkers will still get you to come back every day. Well, that and the paycheck, but still, working with people you enjoy being around is a huge key to life happiness. Here are 25 athletes that would make it worthwhile every time you stepped into the office.

25. Maria Sharapova

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25. Maria Sharapova

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I don't think there is a guy on this planet that couldn't get used to looking at Maria Sharapova every day.

24. Usain Bolt

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24. Usain Bolt

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Usain Bolt is definitely a likable guy, but he'd also get you a cup of coffee faster than anyone else in the office. He'd make one hell of an intern.

23. Drew Brees

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23. Drew Brees

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The definition of a family man, Drew Brees would be a team player in the office and would make an excellent addition to any firm.

22. John Daly

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22. John Daly

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He might spend an hour or two everyday taking smoke breaks, but John Daly would be the most entertaining guy in any office.

21. Tim Tebow

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21. Tim Tebow

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Tim Tebow is just annoyingly likable, and considering the fact that his time is likely up in the NFL, he might be coming to an office near you quite soon.

20. Steve Nash

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20. Steve Nash

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Steve Nash abandoned an entire franchise and they still cheered for him when he came home. If you ever needed a guy in the office to cheer you up, Nash would be perfect.

19. Calvin Johnson

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19. Calvin Johnson

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Can't reach something? Don't worry, Calvin has your back. On a more serious note, I met him when he was a rookie with the Detroit Lions and he keeps No. 81 jerseys on the team plane to give to fans who can't afford to buy one or just don't have any team apparel. He's a great guy and would make a great co-worker.

18. Brian Scalabrine

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18. Brian Scalabrine

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Brian Scalabrine would sit in the office and continuously tell stories about how he played in the NBA with almost nobody believing him.

17. Evgeni Malkin

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17. Evgeni Malkin

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The only issue about working with Evgeni Malkin is that he would always want to sneak out of the office to go to happy hour.

16. Rickie Fowler

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16. Rickie Fowler

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"Rickie! How many times do I have to tell you to take that damn hat off in the office?" He could be terrible in the office, but you'd still want him around so that you could have him play on your team for the annual golf outing.

15. Marc-Andre Fleury

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15. Marc-Andre Fleury

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If you've seen the NHL skills competition, Marc-Andre Fleury has shown that he likes to clown around and have a good time. He's also always smiling, which would definitely keep morale up in the office.

14. Rory McIlroy

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14. Rory McIlroy

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His cubicle might be a little cluttered with all the hardware he's won on tour, but Rory McIlroy would bring some Irish flavor to the office and keep everyone's spirits up.

13. Troy Polamalu

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13. Troy Polamalu

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Judging by his commercials, Troy Polamalu just seems like a likable guy who would be fun to be around. Of course, he may have to do something with that mane of his so that he would meet the dress code.

12. Tom Brady

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12. Tom Brady

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Tom Brady has proven time and time again that he is a born winner, and hopefully he would introduce you to some of his wife's friends. If you aren't familiar with who Brady is married to, just google Gisele Bundchen; you won't be disappointed.

11. Kobe Bryant

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11. Kobe Bryant

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I think working with Kobe Bryant would be awesome because you would dominate everyone in the office when it came to some 2-on-2 ball; moreover, if he ever messes up badly, he might just give you a -million gift to make up for it.

10. Martin Brodeur

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10. Martin Brodeur

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I mean they call the guy Marty Party—well, I call him Marty Party. One thing is for sure, commitment won't be an issue for Brodeur, who is currently pulling a Brett Favre in the NHL.

9. Kevin Durant

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9. Kevin Durant

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Kevin Durant would be the perfect guy to step into a leadership role that is so desperately needed for any company to be successful.

8. Max Talbot

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8. Max Talbot

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Max Talbot would not only make the company retreat turn into a party, but also be the first guy you'd contact as soon as the clock stuck 5 o'clock on Friday.

7. LeBron James

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7. LeBron James

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"Hey LeBron, remember that time you were so hated that an entire city burned your jersey?" I don't think there is another human being that has toyed with so many emotions during their professional career, and LeBron would always keep things interesting around the office.

6. Alex Ovechkin

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6. Alex Ovechkin

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You might have to settle down Alex Ovechkin after sales go up because he'd be jumping off the walls celebrating, but you just can't teach that kind of passion.

5. Johnny Manziel

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5. Johnny Manziel

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Considering Johnny Manziel went to Cleveland, which is where quarterbacks go to die, his resume might fly across your desk in the next few years. Manziel just seems like a fun-loving guy who works hard, but parties harder.

4. Bryce Harper

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4. Bryce Harper

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I think a lot of people mistake Bryce Harper's confidence for arrogance, but I love what he brings to the table. Harper would keep you entertained while absolutely believing in whatever product he was trying to market.

3. Bubba Watson

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3. Bubba Watson

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Is there a better personality on the PGA Tour? Bubba Watson goes through a roller coaster of emotions every tournament and would bring undeniable passion to any office.

2. Shaquille O'Neal

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2. Shaquille O'Neal

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Shaquille O'Neal might be the funniest athlete who has ever lived, but he also has a successful track record of selling products and was one of the first athletes to take full advantage of every endorsement deal that came his way.

1. Peyton Manning

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1. Peyton Manning

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When Saturday Night Live began using athletes to host the show, it started off as a disaster. Look at the skits Wayne Gretzky was doing. They were an abomination. Peyton Manning was the first athlete to show that he is hilarious off the field and that makes him one of the most likable guys, which make for great co-workers in America.