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Top 20 Embarrassing Photos of Drunk Athletes

Outside the sporting world, athletes might not get tracked by the paparazzi with the same fervor as A-List celebrities. However, they’re still continually in the public eye – and if they’re out getting drunk, you know that there’s probably going to be lurking around and waiting to see if they can catch an embarrassing photo or quote.

Now, everyone knows that athletes need to keep their physique up to snuff at all times in order to play their best – it’s pretty much in the job description. So, they must treat their bodies like a temple, right? Well… most of the time. Sure, they’re probably eating a lot of lean protein in order to look as ripped as they do, but at the end of the day, athletes are just people too – sometimes they want to go out and have a few drinks with friends to celebrate or unwind after a stressful week.

There is no picture that the public loves seeing more than a great drunk picture. Why, exactly? Well, perhaps because it’s relatable – everyone has woken up to see a somewhat horrifying photo on their social media accounts that they don’t remember taking. Perhaps it’s because many athletes and celebrities love to party hard and it’s fun to get a glimpse at that world. Perhaps it’s because we’re so used to seeing them serious on game-day and during press conferences, and it’s just refreshing to see them cutting loose and acting a fool.

Whatever the reason, we just love to see athletes captured on camera looking goofy thanks to a little too many beers. From rookies to big-name superstars, from football players to basketball stars, a great night out is an equalizer in the sporting world – everyone has a few drinks, and everyone can get captured on camera. Smile!

Here are 20 embarrassing photos of drunk athletes.

20 Patrick Kane

via sportsmockery.com

19 Tiger Woods

via eonline.com

18 Matt Flynn

via picturesofdrunkathletes.tumblr.com

17 Jeff Reed

via rumbunter.com

16 Greg Oden

via rojonekku.com

15 Dirk Nowitzki

via forums.realgm.com

14 Andrei Kirilenko

via bleacherreport.com

13 Steve Nash

via bleacherreport.com

12 Mike Dunleavy Jr.

via complex.com

11 Eli Manning

via dunk360.com

10 David Beckham

via drunkathlete.com

9 Gijs Van Hoecke

via mirror.co.uk

8 Ryan Leaf

via deadspin.com

7 Brett Lawrie

via twitter.com

6 Brad Marchand

via russianmachineneverbreaks.com

5 Desmond Bryant

via thetrendingreport.com

4 Marshawn Lynch

via deadspin.com

3 Kayla Harrison

via now-here-this.timeout.com

2 Tony Parker

via sports.ru

1 Yao Ming

via disgrasian.com

Though he’s retired now, Yao Ming was a bit of a unique character in the NBA during his professional career. This picture captures him at his nerdy best. Who on earth does the telephone handle signal besides Cher from Clueless back in the 1990s? Is he trying to get a girl’s number from afar? Is he so drunk that he thinks his hand is his cell phone? And more important, how much alcohol does it even take to get a man who is 7 feet and 6 inches tall drunk? They say a picture says a thousand words, but we really just have about a thousand questions in regards to this one.

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