As fans—as people who just love sports—we tend to get lost in wins and losses, sophomore slumps, comebacks, record-setting performances and the other aspects of the game that are so compelling that we forget about how good the biggest stars have it. At least until their contract starts to look like a suckers bet or they get arrested.
The vast majority of star athletes, big-name coaches and executives who make the highs and lows of sports possible, spend most of their time living outside of the game—living a life that is almost certainly vastly different from the average person. As a star, they not only have the wealth and accoutrements of the elite, but also the distinct cache that comes with being a part of the sports universe.
However, not all sports stars are created equal in the eyes of the industry and there are a number of specific signs that help separate the superstars from all the rest.
These are the 20 signs you're a huge sports star.