The world of the rich, famous and power (and all three) is a lot different from the place you and I know. Money, celebrity, no matter what industry or origin, seems to forge the kind of atypical friendships that are much harder to sustain when you're just a 9-to-5 kind of guy or gal.
This is why Pittsburgh Penguins co-owner Ron Burkle can jet around the globe with former president Bill Clinton, or why U2's Bono feels like the de facto Secretary-General of the United Nations. This isn't a bad thing, it's simply life's modus operandi.
So, it's no surprise that those men and women relevant to the world of sports find their lives and relationships intersecting with individuals outside their sphere; who run respected corporations, make great movies, or just happen to have their hands firmly on the levers of power.
The biggest stars in sports can't be expected to compartmentalize their lives to one venture, and as a result, some very interesting friendships have percolated up through the churn of celebrity.
These are 20 of the Strangest BFF's in Sports.