Manu Ginobili UFO: 10 Athletes We Wish Were Abducted By Aliens

Bailey Brautigan@BBrautiganFeatured ColumnistDecember 11, 2010

Manu Ginobili UFO: 10 Athletes We Wish Were Abducted By Aliens

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    LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 01:  Manu Ginobili #20 of the San Antonio Spurs cuts between Blake Griffin #32 and DeAndre Jordan #9 of the Los Angeles Clippers during the game at the Staples Center on December 1, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.  NOTE TO USER
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    Manu Ginobili UFO: 10 Athletes We Wish Were Abducted By Aliens

    Manu Ginobili of the San Antonio Spurs claims that he saw an unidentified spacecraft fly over the city of Los Angeles while the Spurs were in town to take on the LA Clippers on December 1st.

    Stories and even videos have been circulating all over the Internet tonight after the Spurs star posted about his "close encounter" on his Facebook wall yesterday.

    If this was indeed a UFO, Manu Ginobili shouldn't have been the one to be abducted by beings from another world!

    We can think of plenty of other sports figures that we would much rather do without.

    Here is a list of the 10 sports figures we wouldn't mind seeing abducted...

10. LeBron James

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    SALT LAKE CITY, UT - DECEMBER 8: LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat  brings the ball down court during a game against the Utah Jazz during the first half of an NBA game December 8, 2010 at Energy Solutions Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah. NOTE TO USER:  User
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    From the "Decision" to some pretty strong words on Twitter, aren't we all a little sick of hearing about LeBron James?

    I know I am...

    Especially after seeing this picture of LeBron's new Miami home.

9. Chad Ochocinco and Terrell Owens

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    CINCINNATI - NOVEMBER 21:  Chad Ochocinco #85 and Terrell Owens #81 of the Cincinnati Bengals watch from the sideline during the final minutes of the Bengals 49-31 loss to the Buffalo Bills at Paul Brown Stadium on November 21, 2010 in Cincinnati, Ohio.
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    They're loud and obnoxious, and only one of them can really back up all the hype.

    Hey, Batman and Robin!

    I got my popcorn ready for nothing!

8. Mark Sanchez

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    FOXBORO, MA - DECEMBER 06:  Mark Sanchez #6 of the New York Jets walsk towards the sideline with his head down against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on December 6, 2010 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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    Admit it. You knew you'd see Mark Sanchez somewhere on this list.

    Maybe it's the hair gel?

    Maybe it's his pretty boy appearance?

    Maybe it's the fact that he assumes the fetal position whenever he has to play in under 50 degree weather?

    Whatever it is, there is just something about Mark Sanchez that makes me a little sick to my stomach.

    Hopefully the aliens will let Marky-Poo back up his Spiderman suitcase before they take him to the mother ship.

7. Joakim Noah

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    PHOENIX - NOVEMBER 24:  Joakim Noah #13 of the Chicago Bulls warms up before the NBA game against the Phoenix Suns at US Airways Center on November 24, 2010 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Bulls defeated the Suns 123-115 in double overtime.  NOTE TO USER: User e
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    First he insulted Cleveland (bad move, bro).

    Then he called Kevin Garnet "ugly" (You really brought looks into an argument?).

    You can tell that Joakim Noah is a jerk simply by looking at him.

6. Brett Favre

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    MINNEAPOLIS, MN - DECEMBER 05:  Brett Favre #4 of the Minnesota Vikings leaves the field after defeating the Buffalo Bills at the Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome on December 5, 2010 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  (Photo by Nick Laha
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    Do I really need to explain this one?

    I didn't think so.

5. Ron Artest

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    DENVER - NOVEMBER 11:  Ron Artest #15 of the Los Angeles Lakers takes a free throw against the Denver Nuggets at the Pepsi Center on November 11, 2010 in Denver, Colorado. The Nuggets defeated the Lakers 118-112.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges
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    Ron Artest doesn't really annoy me that much.

    I just thought he'd like to go home for the holidays...

4. Kyle Singler

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    DURHAM, NC - DECEMBER 01:  Kyle Singler #12 of the Duke Blue Devils watches on during their game against the Michigan State Spartans at Cameron Indoor Stadium on December 1, 2010 in Durham, North Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
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    Let me start by saying that I have nothing against Duke basketball, so this is not just another "Duke hater" hating on Duke.

    Watch this video, and you will see the most annoying, white bread human being on the planet.

    Seriously, this dude is a goober!

3. Randy Moss

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    NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 21:  Randy Moss #84 of the Tennessee Titans is introduced before a game against the Washington Redskins at LP Field on November 21, 2010 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
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    Can you imagine Randy Moss on an alien spacecraft?

    First of all, I'm not sure how long it would take him to notice that he'd been abducted because I'm pretty sure he still thinks he plays for the Patriots.

    And then he'd complain about the spacefood and ignore any questions the aliens would ask him.

    On second thought, maybe we shouldn't let Randy Moss get abducted.

    If the aliens thought that all humans behaved like him, they'd probably blow up our planet.

2. Alex Rodriguez

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    ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 22:  Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees bats against the Texas Rangers in Game Six of the ALCS during the 2010 MLB Playoffs at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on October 22, 2010 in Arlington, Texas. The Rangers won 6-1. (Pho
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    Is there anyone who actually likes A-Rod?

    He's an overpaid cheater who gets to date Cameron Diaz.

    Get him out of here!

1. Mark May

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    Okay, I know that Mark May isn't technically an athlete anymore, but he is easily No. 1 on this list.

    He's mean to Lou Holtz (Seriously, how can you be mean to Lou Holtz?), and it's called a smile, dude!

    Try one on sometime.

    Now I don't know Mark May personally, but there is one thing I'm sure of:

    If an alien ever tells me "take me to your leader," I know exactly where to direct the spaceship...

    And it won't be to the White House.