The Most Prematurely Hyped Athletes Ever

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The Most Prematurely Hyped Athletes Ever

Who's the next _______?  You can fill in the blank with any athlete who's considered to be one of the best in their sport: Peyton Manning, Alexander Ovechkin, Cristiano Ronaldo, LeBron James, Tiger Woods.  

In the world that we live in today, information can spread faster than the blink of an eye.  As a result of that, a player's hype can sky rocket faster than ever before.

On that note, meet K.J. Farfan.  The five year old basketball "superstar" has already been featured on a countless number of major websites including on ESPN.

K.J. is one of many young athletes who have been given this level of recognition.   Many of them haven't even read a book without pictures in it yet or learned to multiply and divide, but they're already being labeled "The Next Big Thing."

Here are the most prematurely hyped jocks ever:

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