Professional athletes are ego-driven animals. Then again, how many of us can't say the same thing about ourselves? It's just that they have a lot more fodder to feed their egos than most of us normals.
Performing exceptionally in their sport is one way they feed the beast. The headlines they make from coming up big when it counts is enough to earn ample SportsCenter mentions to keep ye old ego good and bloated year round.
Then again, you've probably heard that old saying, "There's more than one way to skin a cat." Which is a very unsavory way of explaining that there are plenty of other ways to get attention, too.
One of those other ways is fashion. What an athlete wears can garner almost as much attention as what he does on the field of play. Depending on how outlandish their wardrobe or personal style is.
More garish = More headlines.
Donning a sharp suit on a red carpet may get you a mention on the best-dressed list. But that's nothing compared to the attention that some athletes receive for their deliberate attempts to land on the worst-dressed-ever list.
Here are 20 athletes wearing clothing NOT as a joke.