The 15 Biggest Hoaxes in Sports

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The 15 Biggest Hoaxes in Sports
USA TODAY Sports

The realm of sports naturally lends itself to trickery and misdirection.

"Ball fakes," juke moves and the 'ol rope-a-dope are all forms of deception at their basest level and they're used by athletes in order to win and excel in their chosen sport.

But sometimes competitive cunning goes too far, pouring over the line of acceptable sporting behavior and into the realm of complete fraudulence.

The following are the most blatant examples of athletes juking the faking, lying and deceiving their way to victory and notoriety.

They're the biggest hoaxes in sports, and they pinky promise they're legit.

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