Athletes Who Absolutely Own Opposing Teams

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Athletes Who Absolutely Own Opposing Teams
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Critics in the media like to label certain athletes as “big game" or "clutch" players.

These labels are wheeled out and applied after a star has a lackluster performance in a regular season game against mediocre competition and used in the context:

“Well, he had a poor game, but when it comes playoff/tournament/championship time, count on them showing up big time!"

It’s true—there are athletes who seem to save their best stuff until they’re on the biggest stage. But there exists another breed of “selective” playmakers out there—the kind that seem to have one particular opponent that makes them go off. 

Almost without fail, these players come in every year and set up shop against a certain opponent and take them behind the woodshed.

Why do certain athletes have certain team's numbers? The answers range from conference rivalry to coincidence, or maybe it's because they’ve figured their enemy out.

The following are the athletes who always seem to make a certain team their female canine companion. And every year, they come ready to put the leash on them.

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