Sports Stars Who Forgot How to Play Sports

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Sports Stars Who Forgot How to Play Sports
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There’s this great moment at the beginning of The Dark Knight Rises where it seems like Batman has completely forgotten how to superhero. His hair is a mess, he’s out of shape, and he can hardly walk without a cane. Indeed, Bruce Wayne’s days as a masked crime fighter seem a thing of the past.

Same thing happens to professional athletes all the time – players will seemingly be on top of the world, only to inexplicably tumble into obscurity in the blink of an eye. Difference is, the players included on this list didn’t regain superhero form and save Gotham by the end of the movie.

Like Forgetful Jones could never remember who his relatives were, these guys suddenly couldn’t remember how to play sports.

Sure, it’s tough to feel too sorry for a guy who is paid millions and millions of dollars to screw up his job on national television every night. But there is something truly tragic about a man who devotes his entire life to tossing a ball around, only to wake up one morning completely unable to do it.

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