Have a friend with a young kid? If so, you've probably already been made aware that his or her child is a cut above the rest.
Every little girl and boy is "special" in their parents' eyes, as they should be. What kind of parent doesn't gaze into their child's eyes and allow themselves to daydream of gridiron glory and Wimbledon Cups? What kind of new mom or dad doesn't indulge briefly in the idea of her or his child floating in zero gravity, relaying feedback to Earth from the surface of Mars?
The kind that's an unfeeling monster; that's who.
And while a great many of these pipe dreams are forgotten as these children grow up and ready themselves to work at Groupon, some of them do follow the blueprint. Today, we're going to take a look at a handful of sports stars whose promise wasn't just seen by their parents, but was recognized by all at an early age.
These are videos of sports stars as kids, and they are awesome.