The 15 best bromances in sports

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Athletes are known to be the fiercest competitors on the planet. But every so often, their softer sides come out -- in the form of a bromance.

It's always fun to see the lighter sides to some players and peek into their personalities a bit. And sometimes, one particular teammate is all it takes for somebody to open right up.

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Below, we put together 15 of the best active bromances in all of sports. Because there's something enjoyable about taking a step back and enjoying these competitors at their mellowest.

Click through the gallery below to see our choices, and tweet us your favorite sports bromance at @AOLSports.

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The 15 best bromances in sports

Tim Duncan and Tony Parker

(Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports)

Tom Brady and Julian Edelman

(Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

David Ortiz and Koji Uehara

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Russell Westbrook and Cameron Payne

(Photo by Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images)

Didi Gregorious and Starlin Castro

(Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports)

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Jordan Eberle

(Photo by Andy Devlin/NHLI via Getty Images)

Drake and the Raptors

(Photo by Dave Sandford/NBAE via Getty Images)

Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin

(Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Tony Romo and Jason Witten

(Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Carmelo Anthony and Kristaps Porzingis

(Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Noah Syndergaard, Steven Matz and Jacob deGrom

(Photo by Rob Tringali/MLB Photos via Getty Images)

Ryan Fitzpatrick, Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker

(Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)

Adrian Beltre and Elvus Andrus

(Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Derick Brassard and Mats Zuccarello

(Photo by Abelimages/Getty Images)


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