For every famous professional athlete, there is usually one or many men behind that player helping to boost his identity or financial worth. It is a regular occurrence in every sport. Sometimes these "friends" are beneficial. Sometimes these friends are good luck charms and other times they are professional bag men who get the athlete what they want.
Regardless of their standing, these individuals have or had a profound effect on the athlete and in some cases the sport as a whole. Here is a look at 10 friends who been at the side of pro athletes.