Athletes post sweet tributes to their dads, kids on Father's Day

Social media was flooded with pictures of dads on Sunday – and that included plenty of posts from the world's biggest athletes. 

Superstar football, baseball and basketball players all took to Instagram on Father's Day to pay tribute to their dads. 

Many of the athletes who are fathers themselves instead dedicated their social media posts to their own kids. Pedro Martinez, Malcolm Jenkins and Jayson Tatum were among those giving shout-outs to the tiny people who made them dads.

Several stars who have lost their fathers, like Giannis Antetokounmpo, Desean Jackson and Stefon Diggs, posted heartfelt messages in memoriam of their dads. 

Take a look below at some sweet Father's Day posts from your favorite athletes: 

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Happy Fathers Day to “The Original!” Everyone knows who my hero is.. thanks for everything dad.
Happy Father’s day. 31 for Pops. Number 1 for SDot. Great examples right here of the power of fatherhood (31 years not kids 😂)
3 Big Reasons to Smile this morning! Best job in this world...psalm 127:3-5
Happy Father’s Day!
Happy Father’s Day! I miss you❤️
Happy Father Daddy! I love you beyond this world and back. @therealvonmiller
A rare photo of a dad caught in his natural element. Happy Fathers Day AND Happy Birthday to a great man and a great Dad! I love you Dad!
Happy Father’s Day fellas!
Forever ... ♥️
I’m proud to be a World Champion, I’m proud to be a Hall of Famer, but most importantly, I’m proud to be a Father. It’s hard to imagine how my kids have grown over the years. I’m grateful to have been blessed with four beautiful children!  #HappyFathersDay to every Father
Happy Father’s Day Poppa Jac We all Miss you 💙 Continue to watch over us Love you ✊🏾
Happy Father’s Day !!
IAM A HERO. IAM A ROLE MODEL but that name isn’t Dwyane Wade...it’s DAD! Happy Fathers Day to ME!
He showed us the way when we were kids and is STILL showing us the way now that we’re dads ✊🏾 #HappyFathersDay
The #greatests from day one. Always lookin up. Love you pops @eddiebrown_sr
Throwbacks lol happy Father’s Day to my pops! Enjoy your day love you Tat❤️💯 @tatum_camps
2nd Father’s Day ✌🏽❤️
Lol Happy Father’s Day!!! Some people can’t hang. 😂😂😂😂. Love my boys.
Feliz Día del padre viejo 🙏🏼 el manager más exigente que tenido ✊🏼⚾️ salud y vida Bendición
Happy Father's Day pops!! Man, you don't know how much you have truly influenced my life. Your hard work and determination to "go get it" has always inspired me. You used to always tell me, "Nobody is just going to give it to you. You have to go out there and work for it, GO GET IT!" Thanks for instilling that in me. I love you my guy
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