Pets provide more than just company; they often become unofficial team members. Athletes have long been known to be fiercely competitive, always looking for an edge. With a little motivation from their furry (or not furry) sidekicks, we watch these champions accomplish amazing feats.
Brock Lesnar is an American professional wrestler, mixed martial artist, and former football player. He is currently signed to WWE, where he performs on the Raw brand. Lesnar is known for his impressive physicality and his intense, hard-hitting in-ring style.
David Beckham is an English former professional football player that played for Manchester United, Preston North End, Real Madrid, Milan, LA Galaxy, Paris Saint-Germain, and the English national team. He holds the appearance record for an outfield player, and the first English player to win league titles in four countries: England, Spain, United States, and France. He retired from football May 2013 after a 20-year career after willing 19 major trophies.
Johnny (“Johnny Football”) Manziel is an American football player who previously played for the Cleveland Browns. He is currently a free agent. Manziel was drafted by the Browns as the 22nd overall pick of the 2014 NFL Draft.
Lionel Messi, also known as Leo Messi, is an Argentine professional footballer (AKA soccer). Messi has established records for goals scored during games and has also won awards for his athletic prowess. Lionel Messi’s dog is a big boy.
Mike Tyson is also known as “The Champ”, “The Iron Man”, or “The Baddest Man on the Planet”. Tyson is known to have an affinity for exotic animals, especially tigers, and a passion for pigeons. He’s an American professional boxer, actor, TV personality, and comedian.
Jason Statham is an English actor. He found his niche as action/crime superstar for his roles in the Guy Ritchie crime films Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998), Snatch (2000), and Revolver (2005). From there he gained further recognition through The Transporter trilogy (2002–2008), and later in the The Fast and the Furious franchise.
Ryan Lochtes is a 12-time Olympic medalist. Made famous by his record as an Olympian, Lochte found infamy when he falsely claimed that he and three other American swimmers were robbed by gunpoint at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio.
Tom Brady is a retired American football quarterback. The legendary quarterback has been a staple of the NFL for over two decades, winning an impressive seven Super Bowl championships and cementing himself as the greatest of all time. Brady has won three Super Bowl MVP (Super Bowl XXXVI, XXXVIII, and XLIX) and two league MVP awards (2007 and 2010), has been selected to 11 Pro Bowls, and has led his team to more division titles (13) than any other quarterback in NFL history.
Dwight Howard is an American basketball player. A power forward and center for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA), Howard has been a force to be reckoned with on the court since he was drafted first overall in 2004. One of Howard’s breakout roles came early in his career when he played for the Orlando Magic.
Dwayne Johnson is also known as ‘The Rock’ or Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson. Johnson’s charitable efforts are typically for human beings, however, in 2015, he donated $1,500 to pay for an abandoned dog’s surgery. He’s known for loving his tiny pups Brutus and Hobbs, the Frenchie brothers.