Top 10 Most Interesting Athletes in 2011

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Top 10 Most Interesting Athletes in 2011
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There are dozens, if not hundreds, of star athletes who impress us with their abilities. But how many of those athletes can create just as much buzz off the playing surface?

Whether it's the aura of Tim Tebow, the scandals of Kobe Bryant or the controversy that surrounds Floyd Mayweather, there have been plenty of star athletes that have intrigued us with more than just their athletic talents in the 2011 calendar year.

These are the athletes we talk about at the water coolers. The ones who can polarize and spark a debate amongst just about any group of sports fans. For better or for worse, we discussed them a lot over the past year.

They might not prefer Dos Equis, but they are the most interesting athletes in the world, at least in 2011.

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