Dynamic Duos: Best Team Ups in Sports History
Many are crediting Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant for bringing the Golden State Warriors the Larry O’Brian Trophy after their Finals win. And they’re killer teamwork got us thinking about other dynamic duos in sports history. Here are some of the best team ups of all time.
Peyton Manning and Marvin Harrison, Indianapolis Colts
With over 100 touchdowns in a decade of the twosomes’ careers as Colts, it is no wonder why they are considered one of the best partnerships in recent memory. They also helped the Colts reach the playoffs in nine of their ten seasons working together. The two did eventually win a Super Bowl together in 2006 and left the sport with numerous NFL records under their belts.
Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen, Chicago Bulls
Many praise Jordan for his exquisite NBA career, but fans often forget about Jordan’s better half, Scottie Pippen. While Jordan dominated offensively, he would not have scored nearly as much if it were not for Pippen’s stellar defense. He was constantly guarding Jordan from attack, out of the spotlight. Pippen was no second fiddle either, as he proved when he confidently led the Bulls during Jordan’s baseball sabbatical. He also earned a spot of the U.S.A.’s Olympic “Dream Team” and, along with Jordan, is one of the one of the few NBA players to win a gold medal and basketball championship in the same year.
Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig, New York Yankees
Part of the infamous “Murder Row” line up of the 1920’s Yankees, Ruth and Gehrig were dynamic together. These heavy hitters lead the Yanks to the World Series in 1922, ’28, and ’32. Collectively Ruth and Gehrig had a whopping 600 homeruns during their 10 seasons together. Unfortunately, like most sports duos, they had a tumultuous relationship off the field. It was not until years later when Lou Gehrig fell ill that the two finally buried the hatchet; a happy ending most in their line of work rarely get.
There you have it, some of the best matchups sports have to offer! Did we miss some of your favorite duos? Let us know in the comments which legendary team ups you think deserve recognition.
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