Celebrating the 10 best athlete bromances

Valentine's Day doesn't have to just be about celebrating romantic love. It can also be a day to express affection for your family, friends and other important loves in your life – especially your best bro. 

Athlete bromances are much more in the public eye in the age of social media as fans get to see more of players' lives off the field. Often, those lives still involve their teammates. From Tom Brady and Julian Edelman to LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, many athletes who spend time together at work are also the best of friends. 

Below we've rounded up some of the most endearing athlete bromances in recent memory. 

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Tom Brady and Julian Edelman, New England Patriots

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Brady and his favorite receiver have a close relationship both on and off the field, and have now won three Super Bowls together.
The two often appear on each other's Instagram accounts, which we all know is a true sign of a solid relationship. 

Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, Golden State Warriors

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Curry and Thompson have also won three titles together with the Warriors.

Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen, Chicago Bulls

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NBA legends and former Chicago Bulls teammates Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen won six NBA titles together with the Bulls and are still seen out together to this day. 

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Pippen also famously supported Jordan during his "flu game" in  the 1997 playoffs.

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LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat/Cleveland Cavaliers

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James and Wade became close when they were teammates on the Miami Heat, winning back-to-back titles together in 2012 and 2013. 
The two have remained close, and Wade even briefly joined James on the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2017 and 2018. Wade announced his intentions to retire from the NBA after the 2018 season. 

Adrian Beltre and Elvis Andrus, Texas Rangers 

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The best friends know how to push your buttons, and Andrus certainly did that to Beltre – but the two became good friends regardless and made fans laugh with their antics on the diamond. 

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David Ortiz and Koji Uehara, Boston Red Sox

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Ortiz and Uehara were certainly an odd couple. The two won a World Series together in Boston in 2013, and after wins, Ortiz would often pick up the much-smaller Uehara and throw him over his shoulder in celebration.

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Tony Parker and Tim Duncan, San Antonio Spurs

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Parker and Duncan won three titles together in San Antonio and shared this sweet moment at Duncan's jersey retirement ceremony. 

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Tony Romo and Jason Witten, Dallas Cowboys

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Witten was one of Romo's most reliable receivers while both were with the Cowboys, and the two have been seen taking in basketball games together. 

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Micke Richards and Jeff Carter, Los Angeles Kings/Philadelphia Flyers 

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Carter and Richards were originally teammates on the Philadelphia Flyers in 2005 and found each other again nearly a decade later with the Los Angeles Kings, where they won two Stanley Cups together. 

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In Memoriam: Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder

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Break-ups happen, we get that, but none has been quite as devastating as the separation of Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. After Durant left Oklahoma City for the Golden State Warriors, he and Westbrook stopped speaking – save for a few shots at each other in the media. 

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