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25 Athletes Who Would Be Fun to Hang Out With

25 Athletes Who Would Be Fun to Hang Out With

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Some athletes have a reputation of acting above others due to money and fame, but these 25 athletes are some of the most down-to-earth people you'll ever meet. These athletes are easy to root for, and they're some of the most likable sports starts around. You defintitely want to get the opportunity to hang out with these legends.

25. Clayton Kershaw

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25. Clayton Kershaw

Clayton Kershaw Los Angeles Dodgers
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Kershaw is arguably the best pitcher in the game today, and the Los Angeles Dodger is in the midst of a seven year, 215 million dollar contract. Who wouldn't want to hang out with the LA ace? He's one of the most well-known athletes across all the major sports.

24. Floyd Mayweather

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24. Floyd Mayweather

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Mayweather frequently tweets and instragrams pictures of his massive stacks of money. Mayweather is the founder of The Money Team, "a lifestyle born out of hard work and dedication." The boxer is one of the highest-paid athletes in the world, and he's frequently traveling to remote places around the world.

23. Nate Robinson

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23. Nate Robinson

Nate Robinson Denver Nuggets
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Due to his short stature, Nate Robinson just seems like a normal guy. He's got major hops, as show by his wins in the dunk contest, and he's always joking around with his Denver Nuggets teammates. Robinson is one of the most likable figures in basketball. He plays with 100 percent passion and energy at all times.

22. Usain Bolt

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22. Usain Bolt

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If you follow Bolt on social media, you know that he's always visiting new places around the world in his plane. In addition to being the world's fastest man, Bolt's adventurous side makes him seem like he would be great to hang out with.

21. Blake Griffin

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21. Blake Griffin

Blake Griffin Los Angeles Clippers
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Griffin is one of the most exciting professional basketball players to watch, and his funny side comes out in the vast array of commercials he's been known for. He's thrown down some of the nastiest dunks in recent memory, and he seems like a major bro.

20. Aaron Rodgers

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20. Aaron Rodgers

Aaron Rodgers Green Bay Packers
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Rodgers is one of the most popular NFL quarterbacks today, and he's also known for his State Farm commercials. The Packers' QB has also been known as one of the best photobombers in professional sports, but he doesn't quite beat out Chris Bosh. Even still, playing a round of golf with the Green Bay star would be a fun day.

19. Kevin Durant

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19. Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant Oklahoma City Thunder
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Durant is one of the NBA's best shooters, so a day of playing H-O-R-S-E with the Thunder superstar would make for an awesome day. He's down-to-earth and one of the most popular professional players in the game today. You the real MVP, KD.

18. Johnny Manziel

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18. Johnny Manziel

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Manziel just has a knack for finding the wildest parties, so spending a day with the Browns QB would be interesting to say the least. He's always meeting celebrities and walking the line of trouble, making him one of the most popular athletes today. Hopefully Manziel can stay in Cleveland's good graces and win the starting job.

17. Rob Gronkowski

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17. Rob Gronkowski

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Gronkowski is known to have some serious dance moves, as videos of him clubbing surface on Instagram every time he goes out. He's one of the most talented players in the NFL, and he's finally healthy. Hopefully we'll see Gronk performing his signature spike move in the end zone multiple times this season.

16. Rory McIlroy

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16. Rory McIlroy

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McIlroy is the best young golfer on the tour today, and he has arguably the best job in the world. He just ended things with former girlfriend Caroline Wozniacki, but don't expect Rory to be down on his luck. He just won the British Open and has more money than he knows what to do with, so the world-class golfer seems like one of the biggest bros on tour today.

15. Derek Jeter

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15. Derek Jeter

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Derek Jeter has the most impressive resumé of women dated in the history of mankind. The baseball legend has been with the likes of Adrian Lima, Jessica Biel, Scarlett Johansson and Jessica Alba just to name a few. He's one of the biggest bros in baseball history. Jeter is a legend and should undoubtedly be a first-ballot hall of famer.

14. Dirk Nowitzki

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14. Dirk Nowitzki

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Everyone needs a foreign best friend, and DIrk Nowitzki fits the description perfectly. He has one of the most pure jumpshots in the NBA, and he doesn't act above anyone, even though he's the most popular German pro player ever. Be sure to ask about his championship ring when spending the day with Dirk.

13. Tim Lincecum

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13. Tim Lincecum

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Lincecum hasn't pitched as well as he's capable of recently, but that doesn't mean he isn't one of baseball's funniest characters. The GIants' ace is known for his dugout antics, and he seems like he'd be a perfect addition for your crew of friends.

12. Victor Cruz

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12. Victor Cruz

Victor Cruz New York Giants
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The Giants' star receiver has some serious dance moves, and he even turned down Dancing WIth The Stars. By default, that makes him pretty cool. Who wouldn't want to spend a day with one of the NFL's most talented receivers?

11. Chris Bosh

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11. Chris Bosh

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Bosh is the most legendary photobomber of all time. He's got two NBA championship rings, and he seems like he'd be that one hilarious friend that everyone loves. He's been the third wheel in Miami for some time now, but with LeBron gone, the basketball world gets to see just how the former Georgia Tech star really is.

10. Brandon McCarthy

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10. Brandon McCarthy

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Brandon McCarthy is absolutely hilarious. After getting brain surgery, he joked that he was most happy with the fact that he set his fantasy lineups beforehand. He's now in a bigger spotlight than ever with his recent trade to the Bronx, but Yankees fans will surely love their new pitcher.

9. David Ortiz

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9. David Ortiz

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Being friends with Big Papi would be like being friends with the mayor of Boston. He's a Red Sox legend, and if he was in your crew he could also double as your body guard. Nobody would mess with you with a pal the size of Papi.

8. Sydney Leroux

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8. Sydney Leroux

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Leroux is the first of two US soccer beauties in the top 10, Leroux's personality shows through her twitter account, where she frequently jokes and connects with fans. She's never afraid to give her opinion, and she's one of the most talented woman athletes in the nation.

7. Cristiano Ronaldo

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7. Cristiano Ronaldo

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Ronaldo takes a lot of hate from fans, but the reality is that the Portugal man is a class act. He's also one of the richest athletes in the world, making him an extremely convenient player to be friends with. There's always a swarm of women around the Real Madrid superstar, so it'd be nice to have him in your crew.

6. Caroline Wozniacki

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6. Caroline Wozniacki

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Besides being one of the most beautiful female athletes in the entire world, Wozniacki has some serious game. She's one of the great young tennis players in the women's game, and she'll be good for a long time to come. Hanging out with Wozniacki would be a once in a lifetime experience.

5. Paul Bissonnette

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5. Paul Bissonnette

Paul Bissonnette Arizona Coyotes
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Bissonnette has become a twitter legend, routinely tweeting pictures of himself partying with numerous babes. His account showcases what life as a professional hockey player is all about. He's also absolutely hilarious, and he'd be a great member to add to your crew of friends.

4. Shaun White

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4. Shaun White

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Shaun White is the most legendary action sports figure in history. He's gotten in trouble a few times, but that just shows that he's human like the rest of us. He's become known for the sponsorships and commercials he's done, adding to the large amount of cash he already has. White is a major bro.

3. Alex Morgan

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3. Alex Morgan

Alex Morgan USA soccer
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Widely regarded as the most beautiful woman athlete in the world of sports today, what guy wouldn't want to hang out with Alex Morgan? She's an incredibly talented soccer player, and her social media accounts show she has a sense of humor. Guys would jump at the chance to spend the day with the US soccer star.

2. LeBron James

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2. LeBron James

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Who wouldn't want to spend a day with the greatest basketball player in the world? With his return home to Cleveland, LeBron's popularity is at an all-time high as he attempts to bring his city a much-needed championship. LeBron seems like an awesome family guy and he would be a great athlete to play a few pick-up games with.

1. Kevin Love

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1. Kevin Love

Kevin Love Minnesota Timberwolves
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Kevin Love would be the perfect best friend. He's well-liked by everyone he knows, and he's widely regarded as one of the funniest athletes in professional sports. He's as down-to-earth as professional athletes get, making him an awesome superstar to get to hang out with. Without a doubt, Kevin Love is the man.

Jacob Dennis is a writer at RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter, “Like” him on Facebook, and add him to your network on Google.