Top 10 Amazing Athletes Who Were Late Bloomers

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Top 10 Amazing Athletes Who Where Late Bloomers

There aren’t as many famous late bloomers in sports as you would think, but you might be surprised to learn that elite athletes like Randy Johnson, Dikembe Mutombo, Didier Drogba and Kurt Warner are all professional athletes that started their sports later than most. WatchMojo counts down ten of the most successful athletes who started their sport late (you’ve still got time to make it!)

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00:23 #10. Bill Durnan
01:05 #9. Didier Drogba
01:53 #8. Antonio Gates
02:56 #7. Hakeem Olajuwon
03:56 #6. Randy Johnson
04:52 #5. Randy Couture
05:48 #4. R.A. Dickey
06:45 #3, #2 & #1 ????

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9 thoughts on “Top 10 Amazing Athletes Who Were Late Bloomers

  1. R.a dickey didn’t deserve the chance young that year. Writers fell in love
    with his story. Also he’s fucking one hit wonder has had a year that good.

  2. Ah bruh…. what about David Robinson? He had to spend two years with the
    Navy after he was drafted #1 overall to the San Antonio Spurs

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