Winning a world championship or dominating a sport takes a mix of commitment, mental toughness, and a level of physicality that few possess. There’s also a certain personality that thrives in those tense situations where a hit or a miss can cement you as a hero or a villain forever.
It’s no secret that some of our most loved athletes have big egos — they have to on some level as they are the best at what they do. Some come off quiet and reserved, while others want to be flashy, and sometimes that confidence leads them places they can’t slam dunk their way out of. Here are 10 athletes who thought picking up a mic was going to be as natural as their ability to shine in their sport.Click to start the list