Top 10 Dumbest Athlete Quotes

Some athletes are really intelligent people. Well-spoken, eloquent, versed in the particulars of language... Then there are these guys.

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10. "Left hand, right hand, it doesn't matter. I'm amphibious." - former NC State basketball player Charles Shackleford

To his credit, 'ambidextrous' is really big word.

9. "We're not attempting to circumcise rules." - former Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Bill Cowher

Ouch. Even rules have boundaries.

8. "Don't say I don't get along with my teammates. I just don't get along some of the guys on the team." - NFL, IFL player Terrell Owens

"...That's my quarterback... that's my quarterback." T.O. is always good for a soundbite.

7. "I've won at every level, except college and pro." - Shaquille O'Neal before his Laker days

To his credit, Shaq is usually pretty well-spoken. Unfortunately, you just can't understand him. 

6. "Nobody in football should be called a genius. A genius is a guy like Norman Einstein." - sportscaster and former NFL quarterback Joe Theismann

Norman usually gets the credit his brother, Albert, does...

5. "My career was sputtering until I did a 360 and got headed in the right direction." - NBA basketball star Tracy McGrady

"We're going to turn this team around 360 degrees." - NBA basketball star Jason Kidd

Why two? Well... you see. Both need a little lesson in mathematics.

4. "The only thing that keeps this organization from being recognized as one of the finest in baseball is wins and losses at the major league level." - Former Devil Rays GM Chuck Lamar on his team

You win some, you lose some, and sometimes it rains. And sometimes you say something like this.

3. "I enjoyed the Luge." - Michael Jordan on his visit to Paris.

Who knew Michael Jordan was a Hall of Fame basketball player and culture afficianado?

2. "Therapy can be a good thing; it can be therapeutic." - Alex Rodriguez on getting, yep, you guessed it -- therapy. 

Steroid can be therapeutic, too.

1. "Sure we make a lot of money, but we spend a lot, too." - Patrick Ewing during the 1988-89 NBA lockout

We can complain about how much money professional athletes make and how they seem out of touch with reality, but I think this shows that they are actually pretty in touch with the current economic situation.

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J. Kingston
Josh is a resident of Houston, Texas, but due to constant humidity and lack of public transportation, pretends he lives in Chicago like when he was a child.

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