Being a sports star must be cool. When you're a famous athlete you're at the top of the world. You're making a ton of money, you're in peak physical condition, and everyone knows your name.
The thing is though, time catches up to all of us, and for some famous athletes, it catches up to them more than most. These are people that are in peak physical condition, that can do things most of us only dream of, but they're still human, and their day in the sun doesn't last forever.
We've put together a list of 20 athletes that the years haven't been too kind to. With most of them it has to do with their looks and physical condition, but with others, they've fallen apart in even worse ways. Hey, at least their still rich right? Well, most of them are anyway. Here are 20 sports stars who aged terribly.
20 Larry Bird
Larry Bird was one of the best basketball players of all time. He played for the Boston Celtics and brought them back to legendary status. He was a massive trash talker but had the game to back it up. Even when he played he wasn't all that good looking, but as the years have gone on, he's now plain old hard on the eyes.
19 Patrick Ewing
Patrick Ewing was one of the best players in the history of Georgetown and was a beast when he played at center for the New York Knicks. While he wasn't exactly a male model during his playing career, there is no doubt that as he has aged things have gotten quite a bit worse in the looks department.
18 Mike Tyson
Mike Tyson was arguably the most dominant boxer of his era. No one wanted to get in the ring with him, the dude was totally nuts, in and out of the ring. As the years have gone on his looks have gone south. The face tattoo definitely doesn't help, not even a little bit.
17 Delonte West
Delone West was a pretty decent basketball player, best known for his time with the Celtics and the Cavaliers. He wasn't all that bad looking as a player, and one could say maybe he isn't now either. What is bad is the numerous times he's been caught drunk in public. Some say he has been homeless but West denies it.
16 Lenny Dykstra
Lenny Dykstra was an excellent baseball player for both the Mets and the Phillies and had a very distinguished career. Since then he has fallen on hard times and has been arrested for everything from Bank fraud to grand theft auto. Oh, and if you didn't notice he looks pretty awful as well.
15 Tonya Harding
Everyone remembers Tonya Harding. She was one of the best American figure skaters of her time before her ex-husband orchestrated an attack on her rival Nancy Kerrigan around the time of the 1994 Olympics. While some might be able to forgive her actions, her looks? Well not so much.
14 Bruce Jenner
Yeah, we get it. But this has nothing to do with any sort of gender issue. Jenner was a famous Olympian Decathlete and was an official American hero. As time went on Jenner had 6 children with 3 different wives, then changed gender in 2016. No matter which gender Jenner is, the looks are just not making it.
13 Pete Rose
Pete Rose was one of the best players in baseball history, known as Charlie Hustle, but he turned out to be more of a hustler when he was banned for life for betting on baseball. We think he should be banned from any photo opportunities because Pete sure isn't looking all that good these days.
12 Hulk Hogan
Hulk Hogan is arguably the most famous wrestler in the history of the sport, and he still doesn't look all that different than he used to. So why is he on this list? There is such a thing as aging gracefully, and Hulk just won't let it go. He looks like an old man pretending to be Hulk Hogan.
11 Dennis Rodman
Dennis Rodman was a very good basketball player, although his game was flawed, he had no offensive game at all. He was always kind of odd-looking but he got away with it for the most part because of his youth and his attitude. Now his youth is gone, and his attitude doesn't seem that appealing anymore.
10 Bartolo Colon
Okay, let's give this guy some credit. He still hasn't officially retired, and last pitched in 2018 even though he is about as fat as you could possibly imagine. Even better he has a memoir coming out that is titled "The Big Sexy." Still, with all that said, he looks totally awful, even though he is a hero for all the middle-aged fat dudes out there.
9 Steffi Graf
Steffi Graf is a legendary professional tennis player from Germany. She was ranked number one in the world and has won a total of 22 grand slam tournaments. It's not that she looks all that awful but it's more that she looks like a cougar that has been having a hard time getting lucky.
8 John Daly
John Daly never looked good. That was kind of his thing, that someone could be so successful playing sports and still not take care of themselves and drink like a fish. It made the rest of us feel like we had a chance. Looking at him now it makes the rest of us want to hit the gym so we don't look like John Daly.
Sunny was a wrestling manager, ring announcer, and valet who is thought of as the first true wrestling diva. She also has been arrested a ton of times for things like burglary, violating a protective order, and DUI. She used to be super hot, but she isn't anymore, not even a little bit. Let's blame it on the legal issues.
6 Jennifer Capriati
Jennifer Capriati is one of the best known and most successful female tennis players of all time. She later admitted to thinking of committing suicide and was arrested for stalking a former boyfriend. The years have not been kind to her, both her life and her looks have gone way downhill.
5 Curt Schilling
Curt Schilling was a very good baseball pitcher who became a bit of a legend in Boston, where he was a part of two world series teams. Since then he has had a bunch of personal and legal issues, which might be okay if he didn't look so darn bad these days. Come on Curt, pull it together.
4 Sam Cassell
This is kind of this lists version of "If a tree falls in the forest, does it make a sound"? In other words, if Sam Cassell always looked totally bizarre, should he make a list of athletes who look totally bizarre now? We say yes. Cassell looks even more like an alien now than he did when he was playing.
3 John Kruk
Holy cow. John Kruk was one of those guys who when he played baseball always looked a bit of a mess. It was like your friend who ate a ton of pizza and drank a case of beer every night was out there playing right field for the Phillies. But now Kruk looks like the same friend who never gets off the couch and always wears sweatpants.
2 OJ Simpson
Okay, so O.J. Simpson once was a guy who totally had it all. He was a famous football player and actor. Everyone loved O.J. We all know the story, he was arrested and then convicted, and then was arrested a few years later and convicted for a Las Vegas robbery. Maybe he doesn't look that bad physically for his age, but he still looks bad if you know what I mean.
1 Charles Barkley
When Charles Barkley was playing in the NBA his nickname was " The Round Mound of Rebound." Now that he is out of the league he is just a round mound. Every once in a great while Barkley will slim down and make a big deal of it, but the reality of the situation is, Barkley could drop a few pounds.