Apr 21 2011
I’m not sure what the odd are for an individual to make it into a professional sport. I’ve read numbers like 1 in 100,000 and 1 in 250,000 and that’s for current high school athletes making it to the NFL and NBA. Can you imagine the odds of siblings making it? It’s gotta be in the millions.
And not only that, what do you think the odds are that said siblings will have successful careers in their sports? That’s why these six pairings of siblings are so special…..
Venus and Serena Williams
I mean having double figure grand slam titles is legacy enough don’t you think? But that these two girls have been around tennis and have dominated for over a decade is pretty damned impressive. Not to mention they are an excellent doubles team as well. Personally I think Serena is better when she’s at her best.
Peyton and Eli Manning (and Cooper)
Winning a Superbowl is unheard of in its own right. Having two brothers each win a Superbowl at the highest level football can possibly be? Well that’s just out of this world. And apparently Cooper Manning was the best athlete of the three. Archie’s gotta be pretty damned proud.
Thomas and Julius Jones
Check this out because I had no idea it even happened. Did you know that both of these guys rushed for over 1000 yards in the same season? P.S. they are twins. Another P.S.? They are both extremely handsome. And no I’m not ashamed to admit that.
Wakanohana and Takanohana
You wouldn’t think to put Sumo Wrestlers in a list like this but how can you not add these guys? Both are grand champions in their sport and fought under the legacy of their dad Futagoyama.
Tiki and Ronde Barber
Another batch of twins, Tiki and Ronde have been together on the field nearly all their lives. And now that Tiki is coming back, they should be joined once again.
Pau and Marc Gasol
Marc used to be the lesser known of the two but he’s slowly establishing himself as a solid big man in the NBA. Pau is just way better at this point but to have to 7 footer brothers both playing at such a high level in the NBA? Not sure that’ll come around too often. The Collins brothers sucked.
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