15 Athletes Who Are Crushing Summer Break
As a kid, summer vacation was the absolute best.
After waking up early and sitting in a classroom for nine months, the reward was three months of freedom—and a lot of pool and Popsicle time.
Like kids, pro athletes get a summer break too, except their break is called the offseason.
And just like pimply faced adolescents, they live it up the best they can—these just so happen to be the one who absolutely crush it.
Editor's Note: No Gronk! He's on the Summer Break PUP List.
Nuggets big man JaVale McGee might not be a bro in the sense that other guys on this list are—especially since he's one of the biggest mama's boys in recent sports history—but he's always a guy fans love to talk about thanks to his confusing decisions on the court.
An absolute freak athlete, McGee is starring in a reality show with his Mom.
It's a good thing the Nuggets lost in the first round, because McGee wouldn't be having nearly as much fun on the court.
Eli Manning's unfortunate un-bro look was added to remind us all of why he's a Manning and not someone else.
It's a note to all athletes out there that wearing Maui Jim sunglasses and a Vineyard Vines swimsuit—while holding a baby sand bucket no less—isn't really the proper way to go H.A.M.
We've seen Eli throw down before, so we hope he enjoyed some margaritas at some point during this beach visit.
Otherwise, ouch, bro.
The racing season might still be in full swing, but when sexy driver Danica Patrick isn't maneuvering her car on the track, she seems to find time to balance herself on a paddleboard.
As a guy, it's tough to not enjoy seeing Danica in a bikini as opposed to the typical, flame-retardant attire she's often in.
Though we're positive Clippers forward Blake Griffin would much rather still be playing in the NBA playoffs right now, the fact that he's been known to run around on various beaches in the offseason is a pretty dope alternative.
Add in his face being all over the place in a bunch of ads for Nike, Kia and GameFly, and it's clear that he's not just spending time watching TV from his couch.
OK, so maybe this isn't exactly David Beckham's summer break.
But after announcing his retirement last month, the former soccer star has made plenty of flights to the top spots around the States.
It's safe to say this isn't your normal move-to-Florida-to-own-a-timeshare retirement plan.
Well look at that!
It's none other than Olympic gold-medalist Lindsey Vonn rocking a teeny bikini as she gears up for the summer months, taking in some time with her main man Tiger Woods and his two kids last month.
Vonn's been pretty busy, traveling with Woods to a number of different tourneys since the two admitted to dating, so a few hours relaxing away from the course is probably a good thing for her.
These pics may have been snapped a few years ago, but based on what we've seen from Noah in the past, we bet he's not just twiddling his thumbs waiting for next season to start.
We all know the story behind Kris Humphries and Kim Kardashian's failed marriage.
And most of us know that the NBA big man was once a top swimmer.
But after grabbing rebounds and throwing 'bows around all season long, he's been known to put his bathing suit back on and have some serious fun in the pool.
It's too bad he doesn't have Kim K to hold onto as a sexy pool toy.
How does the world's No. 1 golfer kick back when he's not on the golf course?
By going shirtless fishing!
Known to pick and choose the tournaments he wants to play in, Tiger Woods typically has a ton of time to take in all that summer has to offer.
Woods might not be slamming brews—well, sometimes he does—but he's taking in plenty of rays.
As the greatest Olympian ever—seriously, check the medal count—Michael Phelps knows that it takes a lot of work to become the best.
So when he planned an all bros trip to the beach following his Olympic dominance last year, it was a well-deserved chance to show how great of a party animal he really was.
Since Phelps hangs with girls seemingly everywhere he goes, sometimes it's cool to just chill with his dudes for some hush hush debauchery.
So what does a guy who is coming off back-to-back national titles and dating a former Miss Alabama do when he's not on the football field?
Act like any other 22-year-old college student does, by living with no responsibilities.
Bama quarterback A.J. McCarron may not be the partier that his traveling buddy Johnny Manziel is, but he still has his fair share of good memories.
You might be asking yourself how a backup guard for the Memphis Grizzlies falls so high on this list.
However, after seeing the total mack move Memphis Grizzlies player Quincy Pondexter pulled on Twitter, you'll understand why he's crushing it.
After admitting that he was bored now that the season was over, Quincy took to the web to help find himself a lady.
Who'd he land?
None other than reigning Miss Tennessee, Chandler Lawson.
That's a slam dunk all of us should aspire to try and have.
U.S. swimmer Ryan Lochte may have had the unfortunate situation of being dumped over the phone on his reality show—a move not seen since our middle school days—but considering he's still got plenty of time and money to blow, he wasn't about to stay down for too long.
Lochte was one of the biggest partiers of the summer last year—and that was during the Olympics in London—so with even more fame and cash at his disposal, he's living it up big time.
Floyd Mayweather Jr.
We've seen time and time again boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. tweet out some pics of his gambling tickets to show just how much money he really has.
So when he snapped yet another one to let us know he tossed down an insane $5.9 million on the Heat to win Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals the other night—to win another $5.3 million—it shouldn't be too shocking.
Either way, seeing that Miami won by 23, there's a good chance Mayweather is making it pour money somewhere.
Ahh yes, the excitement and benefits of winning a Heisman Trophy.
Leave it to Johnny Manziel to reap the most benefits from not only holding the title of college football's best player last season, but also being the biggest athlete bro out there.
From his trip with current Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron, to his constant partying with celebs and regular bar patrons alike, the summer for Manziel seems pretty damn fantastic.