Professional Athletes Who Win Big When They’re Together

Many sports duos have broken records and impressed audiences throughout the years. These incredible athletic combinations all became more powerful when they worked together. Remember, there’s no “I” in team! posted on

1. Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen (Chicago Bulls)

Along with their flamboyant teammate Dennis Rodman, Pippen and Jordan compiled a 69-13 record in the 1996-1997 season.

2. Jerry Rice and Joe Montana (San Francisco 49ers)

Whether either football players would have ever been as great without the help of the other has been debated since they helped the 49ers win several superbowls during the team’s glory years in the 1980’s. What’s certain is that together they were an undeniable force to be reckoned with.

3. Dwyane Wade and LeBron James (Miami Heat)

Just look at them. Don’t they look like they love hanging out with one another? It doesn’t hurt that these two helped drive the Miami Heat offense to win the NBA Finals.

4. Wayne Gretsky and Jari Kurri (Edmonton Oilers)

Jari Kurry and Wayne Gretsky are another pair of amazing players that broke records and captivated Hockey fans in the 1980s. Together, they scored an amazing 429 goals while in Edmonton.

5. Randy Moss and Tom Brady (New England Patriots)

Before Randy Moss famously told Tom Brady his haircut made him look like a girl, these two made some pretty mind-blowing passes to each other, most memorably during Superbowl 42.

6. Sandy Koufax and Don Drysdale (Los Angeles Dodgers)

Ask anyone who grew up in the 50’s and 60’s and they will confirm that Drysdale and Koufax ruled the world of Baseball. They were awarded a combined four Cy Young Awards.

7. Venus and Serena Williams

Though they are both accomplished players on their own, among many won tournaments and awards, the sister won two Olympic gold medals playing together: one in 2000 and one in 2008.

8. Steve Williams and Tiger Woods (PGA)

During Steve Williams’ 12 year tenure as Tiger Woods’ caddy, the two brought 14 major championship trophies together. It’s hard to say who really did all the heavy lifting in the relationship. (Get it? That’s a caddy joke.)

9. Peyton Manning and Marvin Harrison (Indianapolis Colts)

The list of NFL records Harrison and Manning broke while playing together on the Colts team is incredibly impressive: most completions between a Wide Receiver and Quarterback, most passing touchdowns between a WR and QB, most passing yards between a WR and QB, most completions in a season between a WR and QB and most passing yards in a season between a WR and QB. Woah.

10. Ronaldo and Ronaldinho (Brazil World Cup Team)

Two legendary soccer players who saw their career bests happen when they played together on the Brazil team. It is often said that awesome the pair shaped the way the game is played today.

11. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Magic Johnson (Los Angeles Lakers)

These two not only win the prize for looking the best together, but they also helped the LA Lakers win five NBA Championships in the ’80s.

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