Tiger Woods, Shaquille O’Neal: Celebrity sports stars whose names are gold


Any amount of celebrity in the sporting world will likely attract requisite endorsement opportunities for that star player. Do well in golf, tennis or basketball, and you’ll get everybody from Gatorade to Firestone banging on your door to have you say that like you, they are the best at what they do.

Some sports stars have actually managed to make a bigger career out of their endorsements than their sports achievements on courses, courts and tracks.

Standing at the top of the mound is Tiger Woods, who has won a considerable number of golf tournaments bringing him in very large coins, but the sweet spot for this golfer rests in the field of endorsers who were extremely anxious to have their names attached to Woods — even after his earth-shattering confession that he’s a man who likes to have a good time.

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