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Can You Match the Pro Athlete to the Current Team?
By: John Miller
5 Min Quiz
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Professional athletes may struggle in one city and then find glory and stardom in another. Can you match these professional sportsmen to their current team?
Kris Bryant is the stellar third baseman for the Chicago Cubs. He shot out of San Diego in college and immediately became an asset for the Cubs, where he helped the team win its first championship in like a million years.
For years, J.J. Watt has been terrorizing offenses that dare to attack the Houston Texans defense. He's one of the NFL's biggest stars.
Dwight Howard has bounced around the NBA in recent years, including time with the Hawks, Lakers, Magic and Rockets. But in 2017-18, he'll be playing his first season in Charlotte.
Matt Ryan led the Atlanta Falcons to a huge lead in the Super Bowl against the Patriots. But Atlanta's defense melted into a puddle against Tom Brady, and the Patriots won in an incredible comeback.
James is, of course, the best basketball player on the planet. He abandoned Cleveland for Miami but then returned to his hometown and won a much-anticipated NBA title.
Aaron Rodgers is the superstar quarterback with the golden arm for the Green Bay Packers. He's been willing the Pack to victory after victory since the departure of Brett Favre.
Mike Trout is often regarded as the best player in all of baseball. The team that's lucky enough to have him? The Los Angeles Angels.
Von Miller is the suave Broncos linebacker who routinely dismantles opposing offenses. In 2016, he logged a very solid 13.5 sacks.
Ronaldo is one of the best soccer players ever, playing on one of the best teams ever -- Real Madrid. He's the Michael Jordan of soccer.
Tom Brady is one of the best quarterbacks ever to play in the NFL. And he's played every one of his seasons (since being drafted in 2000) with the New England Patriots.
Betts is a star right fielder for the Boston Red Sox. He's just 5 feet 9 inches tall, but on the field, he casts a very long shadow.
Antonio Brown is currently one of the best wide receivers in the entire NFL. He was selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2010 draft.
Durant defected from Oklahoma City to Golden State and immediately won an NBA championship. Thunder fans have never been more distraught.
Lionel Messi is a ridiculously talented soccer player for Barcelona. He's often considered a rival to Cristiano Ronaldo for the title of world's best player.
Irving won an NBA title with LeBron James in Cleveland, but then opted for greener pastures on a greener team -- the Boston Celtics.
Anthony Rizzo is a three-time All-Star baseball player for the Chicago Cubs. He's an incredibly hard worker and didn't fulfill his promise until being traded to the Cubs from San Diego.
Adrian Beltre was 19 years old in 1998, when he first made it to baseball's big leagues. The third baseman currently plays for the Texas Rangers.
Eli Manning is the little brother of Peyton Manning and the undisputed leader of the New York Giants. Under his guidance, the Giants have reached the apex of pro football.
If a player has just one name, you know he's good. Neymar is the star player for French soccer club Paris Saint-Gemain, and he also plays for Brazil's national team.
His full named is Quintorris Lopez Jones, but everyone just calls him "Julio." And he is a top-notch wide receiver for the Atlanta Falcons.
Curry is sometimes called the best shooter in NBA history. He's been making circus-act shots with Golden State since 2009.
Thomas is the pint-sized point guard who came of age with the Celtics. He was traded to Cleveland at the end of the 2016-17 season.
Newton is the ceaselessly smiling star quarterback for the Carolina Panthers. He's a 6-foot, 5-inch behemoth who delivers as many blows as he receives.
Harden is one of the best sharp-shooting guards in the entire NBA. He started out in Oklahoma City and wound up in Houston, where he's become a bona fide star.
Miguel Cabrera is the extraordinary first baseman for the Detroit Tigers. In 2012 and 2013, he won baseball's MVP award.
He's the "MadBum," the bearded pitcher for the San Francisco Giants. He's a 6-foot, 5-inch monster on the mound who's already won three World Series titles.
Wayne Rooney is the English soccer player who typically plays forward. He had one stint with Manchester United but currently plays with Everton.
Dwayne Wade hit the big time with buddy LeBron James during their days together in Miami. But Wade has since moved on to Chicago, to less-than-stellar reviews.
David Price signed a contract worth nearly $220 million with the Boston Red Sox. It remains to be seen whether his pitching is worth that kind of cash.
With his flowing blond locks and beefy frame, Noah Syndergaard is "Thor." He's the mighty pitcher for the New York Mets.
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