Considering the extreme rarity of a child growing up to become a professional athlete, it seems exceedingly unlikely that two pros would have grown up together.
But there are more examples of this than you might think.
Mike Conley and Greg Oden played on perhaps one of the best AAU basketball teams of all time, and Clayton Kershaw and Matthew Stafford have made one Texas high school very proud.
These athletes grew up competing with and against each other, learning from each other and stealing each other’s pizza…wait. What?
Pizza thievery aside, many of these childhood friends have remained close to this day.