Whats better than sitting down this This giving and enjoying some fresh out of the oven turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy and mom’s old fashioned chicken pot pie? How about doing it with these five athletes and coaches who are some of the biggest names in their sport? Yea that’s right it’s way better, here’s our list of the top five sports figures to sit down and enjoy your thanksgiving and why:
- Michael Jordan:
Michael Jordan has earned six NBA championship rings and numerous MVP awards and is known as one of-if not the best players to have ever set foot onto an NBA court. The uncontested king of the NBA and maybe even the sporting world, Michael Jordan is one of the most recognized sports figures in the history of sports, every one knows who he is but how many people have the opportunity to sit down with the legend himself?
2. Albert Pujols
Albert Pujols, the best 1st baseman in the Majors with multiple world series rings, batting titles and so many awards that are to numerous to count, he makes for a great figure to have at the table but what hes done on the field but of how humble he is, Pujols, perhaps one of the most humble players to play the game is a known to be a great guy, family man, and generous, with Albert on the list it’s not really what hes done but really on the genuinely enjoyable guy to be around hes known to be.
3. Robert Griffin III
The resilient rising phenom of the Washington Redskins with one of the best running games in the league has taken the NFL by storm, “RG3’s” flamboyant personality should be interesting to have at the table this holiday season.
4. Doc Rivers
No, he’s not an actual doctor but, arguably one of the best coaches in the NBA of arguably one of the best teams in the NBA, Doc Rivers’ career is far from dull for the average sports fan, with an NBA title under his belt and a hunger for another one, Doc Rivers is an exciting figure to have at your table this Thanksgiving.
5. Shaquille O’Neal
Last but not least we have the notorious Shaq. Although Shaq has 4 four championship rings and was one of the last great “big men” of the NBA, we didn’t pick Shaq for this list because of his NBA career but for his entertainment skills. The big man has done everything from conducting a symphony to to squaring off with the Jabbawockeez during the NBA All-Star game. Shaq has also been named the “Number one funniest athlete” by bleacherreport.com and is just plain hilarious when put on the mic at NBA games.