What Are Some Fun Facts About Famous People in Sports?


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Some fun facts about famous people in sports are that Tampa Bay Lightning hockey player Steven Stamkos's first job was as a steak salesman at Markham's St. Lawrence Market and Miami Heat guard Ray Allen was once called "Ray-naissance Man" by the Seattle Times because in addition to playing basketball, Allen is a pianist and art collector. Wide receiver for the Carolina Panthers Steve Smith had no idea that one of his favorite shows, "I Love Lucy," actually aired in black and white until his family got their first color television when he was a teenager.

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Cole Hamels, Texas Rangers pitcher, had his first Major League strikeout against future Baseball Hall of Famer Ken Griffey Jr. During his first three seasons in the NBA, and San Antonio Spurs guard Tracy McGrady wore braces. Yasiel Puig of the Los Angeles Dodgers got pulled over for speeding and reckless driving when he played in the minors on a night he was the designated driver for his group. Kanye West used Denver Broncos cornerback Champ Bailey as the basis for his song "Champion." NASCAR racing sensation Danica Patrick's mother worked as snowmobile mechanic while Patrick was growing up. PGA golfer Phil Mickelson, 2004 winner of the Masters, told his mom when he was just 9 years old that one day he would do just that.

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