Trading Up: The 10 Athletes Who Did It Best

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Trading Up: The 10 Athletes Who Did It Best

Trading in your wife or girlfriend for an impressive upgrade is an unalienable right of the American professional athlete protected by the Constitution (just trust me, I was a history major).  As a woman, I can’t say that I love this practice, but there are plenty of things that I dislike more—like bugs and daylight savings time.

Being in a relationship with even the most mediocre of pro-athletes (hello Kyle Boller!) comes with endless perks—money, fame, access and living the dream of making all those girls you went to high school jealous.  Unfortunately, it also means that you are in a daily competition to keep him in your bed because every skanky broad across the country wants to make all the girls they went to high school with jealous too.

This process doesn't always involve cheating, violence and/or tabloid humiliation; sometimes it just means quietly dumping a nice lady because you’re "not ready for marriage," and then marrying a model a few months later. No matter the circumstances—you’d be hard pressed to find a famous athlete physically “trading down” after a breakup or divorce.   

These are 10 athletes who have mastered the art of trading-up, starting at No. 10 and working down to the most impressive trade-up of all time. 

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