The real MVPs to follow are the pets of these 10 pro athletes
They may be some of the greatest athletes on the planet, but what’s a trophy room without a furry companion to share it with?
Following pets of sports stars offer a unique glimpse into their lives. These legends may have clinched a victory under immense pressure, but they also find dog hair on their clothes. They may be ferocious on the field, but have a special cooing baby voice for their fur child(ren).
Plus, these pets have it made. Spoiled rotten by the gains from their parent’s athletic achievements, they live pampered lives filled with toys, treats, and custom jerseys. This all makes for excellent entertainment, which is why following the accounts of athletes’ pets is highly recommended. We’ve rounded up our favorite accounts to take your sports fandom to the next level.
It turns out one of the greatest tennis players of all time is a fan of one of the other greatest tennis players of all time. Williams named her Yorkshire terrier after the legendary Spaniard who recently won his 22nd grand slam — placing him second only to Williams, who has 23 to her name.
Just a casual photo of a tennis icon and her dog. Credit: Getty Images
Kansas City Chiefs star Patrick Mahomes might be one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL, but his pit bull and cane corso are the top dogs at home. Steel and Silver’s Instagram account shows them living it up in the lap of luxury thanks to their dad’s football success.
Kansas City must be a pretty pet friendly place, because it is attracting all of the top canine talent. Mahomes’ teammate JuJu Smith-Schuster has a dog named Boujee who is another pampered pup on the Chiefs’ team.
Minnesota Timberwolves player Anthony Edwards says his dog “knows how to do everything,” which is apparently why he named him after himself. It’s hard not to love the antics of two confident guys in the prime of life.
It was devastating news when WNBA player Elena Delle Donne announced that her Great Dane Wrigley had crossed the rainbow bridge. However, there’s a new furry face on the account — a Great Dane puppy named Rue who is equally cute, even if she is still trying to win Rasta over.
He’s not the only Olympian on the list, but Kenworthy is the only Olympian to rescue a dog at the actual Olympics. While competing at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics, the freestyle skier rescued his dog Birdie from a meat farm in South Korea. Talk about bringing home the gold.