Have you ever met a Professional athlete?

ZandraJoi

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Oct 28, 2021
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Do you know of anybody who was maybe from your hometown? Since I’m not into sports that much, I haven’t met a Pro athlete. Nobody from our small town ever has been drafted to play either. If you could pick someone to meet, who would you choose? It took me some thinking but I think I would choose someone like Mary Lou Retton. I know she’s older, but she is still an athlete. I pick her because I was a kid when she was in The Olympics doing her gymnastic routine. For a kid, it was quite exciting & I remember my friends & I trying to do cartwheels, handstands, etc.
 

PGen98

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Oct 9, 2021
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My sister was a classmate and still is a friend of Jake Arieta, a major league pitcher (former now, think he retired). When I was young I met a few players from my hometown Bolton Wanderers Football Club, loved that, and when we moved out to the US I met a couple of the Dallas Stars hockey players. That's about it in terms of professional athletes.
 

Fait

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Jun 28, 2021
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My sister was a classmate and still is a friend of Jake Arieta, a major league pitcher (former now, think he retired). When I was young I met a few players from my hometown Bolton Wanderers Football Club, loved that, and when we moved out to the US I met a couple of the Dallas Stars hockey players. That's about it in terms of professional athletes.
I was friends with a few local athletes but nothing professional like the NBA professional yet.
 

Kyng

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Dec 22, 2021
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Yes, I met Nigel Mansell at his museum on the island of Jersey.

Was a very nice man - and I got his autograph :) !
 

Altair

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I was friends with a few local athletes but nothing professional like the NBA professional yet.
I always thought growing that two basketball players I knew would be in the NBA. One star of his local high school team.
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I have never met any professional athletes.
 

Fait

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I always thought growing that two basketball players I knew would be in the NBA. One star of his local high school team.

I have never met any professional athletes.
I was the same, knew one guy that was very good but his not in my life now so did what he does.
 
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