Need a Hug? 10 Sports Figures Having a Bummer Summer

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Need a Hug? 10 Sports Figures Having a Bummer Summer
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Summer is supposed to be a fun time for everyone. Kids are free from school, America's young adults have time off from the grind of college, and families get to go on some nice vacations.

It's even an exciting time for the sports world. We get to see the NBA Finals, the dog days of the Major League Baseball season and the start of the NFL campaign. Simply put, summertime is a critical time for professional sports teams and their players.

However, the perks of a great summer always come with a hefty chance of having a disappointing one. For basketball players, it could be an early playoff exit. For baseball players, it could be a long slump. And for football players, it could be a premature injury during training camp. Whatever it may be, there's always someone who has a bad summer.

So here's a list of 10 sports figures who need a hug after a bummer summer.

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