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For the Love of Sports and Fame: Hollywood Actors Who Used to be Athletes

Can you take a moment and think to when you were a kid? Try to remember: as a child, do you know what you wanted to be when you grew up? Was it an astronaut? A ballet dancer? A basketball player? Things don’t always turn out the way you want, and here are some actors who experienced that first-hand. Luckily, things turned out to be better. These are the celebrities who played sports growing up and had aspirations of becoming professional athletes.


Source: Associated Press

When I was in high school, I wanted to be in the WNBA. But when I realized that I pretty much stopped growing, I realized I needed a more realistic career path. I probably should have become an actress. Some of these stars had a sports career before pursuing acting, and others left sports altogether to focus on their acting career. Check out these former athlete celebs!