Maria Sharapova and the Most Mismatched Couples in Sports: BR5

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When you hear the names of Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol or Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen, you might automatically think the best pairs in sports. But what about mismatched couples in real life?

We take a look at the most mismatched pairs in professional sports. Let's start off with former basketball player and coach Phil Jackson and girlfriend Jeanie Buss. Jeanie Buss happens to be the daughter of Jerry Buss, the owner of the Los Angeles Lakers. This pair met while Jackson was coaching the Lakers to win their five championship titles, and there's no turning back.

Coming in next on the countdown are two professional basketball athletes that are the true definition of Love and Basketball. Candace Parker has won WNBA MVPs and Olympic Gold, but as for Shelden, his shine is still pending. But despite aesthetics, these two created an adorable baby girl whose looks favor more Parker than Williams.

Jeff Garcia played for numerous football teams and is currently a free agent, but in 2007 he definitely scored the biggest trophy when he married former playmate model Carmella Garcia back in 2007. It is still unknown how Jeff snagged this babe, but he did a great job in doing so. 

Former benchwarmer for the Los Angeles Lakers and the New Jersey Nets Sasha Vujacic might not score well on the court, but off the court he is definitely an MVP. His fiancee is Russian tennis superstar Maria Sharapova, who's ranked No. 3 in the world. 

Talk about opposites attract! Standing at 7'1" tall while his partner stands at 5'0" is Shaquille O'Neal and Nicole "Hoopz" Alexander. While Shaq has four championships under his belt, he scored big when he nabbed former Flavor of Love contestant and model Hoopz. This is the true definition of opposites attract!

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