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Patrick Ewing
(Jamaican-American Basketball Coach and Former Basketball Player)
Patrick Ewing
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Birthdate: August 5, 1962
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kingston, Jamaica

Patrick Ewing is a Jamaican-American former basketball player who played for popular NBA teams like New York Knicks and Seattle SuperSonics. He also won gold medals at the 1984 and 1992 Olympic Games as part of the US men's national basketball teams. In 2008, Patrick Ewing was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame for his individual career.

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Muggsy Bogues
(Basketball player)
Muggsy Bogues
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Birthdate: January 9, 1965
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Muggsy Bogues is a former basketball player. Standing at 5 feet 3 inches tall, Bogues is the shortest player in the history of the National Basketball Association (NBA). When his 14-season NBA career came to an end, Bogues served as the head coach for Charlotte Sting, which participated in the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) from 1997 to 2007. 

 3 
Penny Hardaway
(American College Basketball Coach and Former Professional Player)
Penny Hardaway
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Birthdate: July 18, 1971
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, United States

Penny Hardaway is a college basketball coach who is currently serving as the head coach for the Memphis Tigers men's basketball team. A former player, Hardaway played for teams like Miami Heat and New York Knicks in the National Basketball Association where he was a two-time All-NBA First Team member and a four-time NBA All-Star. 

 4 
Patrice Evra
(French Former Professional Footballer)
Patrice Evra
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Birthdate: May 15, 1981
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Dakar, Senegal
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Amar'e Stoudemire
(American-Israeli Professional Basketball Coach and Former Player)
Amar'e Stoudemire
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Birthdate: November 16, 1982
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Lake Wales, Florida, United States

Known as much for his basketball skills, as for his towering 6’10” height, Amar'e Stoudemire has played for major teams such as the New York Knicks and the Phoenix Suns. An Olympic bronze medal winner, he now coaches the NBA team Brooklyn Nets. He also founded the Each One, Teach One foundation.

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Chauncey Billups
(Basketball player - Point guard, Basketball coach)
Chauncey Billups
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Birthdate: September 25, 1976
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Denver, Colorado, United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Derek Fisher
(Basketball coach)
Derek Fisher
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Birthdate: August 9, 1974
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 8 
Lovie Smith
(American Football Player)
Lovie Smith
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Birthdate: May 8, 1958
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Gladewater, Texas, USA
 9 
Rasheed Wallace
(Basketball player)
Rasheed Wallace
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Birthdate: September 17, 1974
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Height: 6'10" (208 cm)
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Patrick Kluivert
(Retired Dutch Football Striker)
Patrick Kluivert
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Birthdate: July 1, 1976
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Patrick Kluivert was one of the star Dutch footballers of his time who played as a striker for clubs such as Ajax, Barcelona, and AC Milan. The UEFA Euro 2000 Golden Boot winner has also managed teams such as Netherlands and Cameroon. He later held administrative positions at Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona.

 11 
Floyd Mayweather Sr.
(Boxing Trainer & Former Boxer)
Floyd Mayweather Sr.
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Birthdate: October 19, 1952
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Amory, Mississippi, United States
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 12 
DeMarco Murray
(American Football player)
DeMarco Murray
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Birthdate: February 12, 1988
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Brandon Roy
(Basketball player - Shooting guard, Basketball coach)
Brandon Roy
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Birthdate: July 23, 1984
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
 14 
Hue Jackson
(American Football coach)
Hue Jackson
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Birthdate: October 22, 1965
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
 15 
Lisa Leslie
(Basketball player)
Lisa Leslie
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Birthdate: July 7, 1972
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Compton, California, United States
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 16 
Ken Carter
(Coach)
Ken Carter
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Birthdate: February 13, 1959
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Fernwood, Mississippi, United States
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Byron Leftwich
(American Football Coach and Former Quarterback)
Byron Leftwich
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Birthdate: January 14, 1980
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States
Football coach and former NFL quarterback Byron Leftwich now serves as the offensive coordinator for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He initially played for the Jacksonville Jaguars. He has won a Super Bowl each as a player and as a coach, and has also been the MAC Most Valuable Player twice.
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Eric Bieniemy
(American Football Coach and Former Player Who Played as the Offensive Coordinator)
Eric Bieniemy
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Birthdate: August 15, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

Eric Bieniemy is an American football coach, currently working as the offensive coordinator for National Football League's Kansas City Chiefs. A former player, Eric Bieniemy stirred controversy while representing the San Diego Chargers in 1993; he harassed a female parking attendant by grabbing her by the neck, for which he was arrested in Boulder, Colorado.

 19 
Jason Terry
(Basketball Player)
Jason Terry
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Birthdate: September 15, 1977
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 20 
Avery Johnson
(Basketball coach)
Avery Johnson
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Birthdate: March 25, 1965
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Jerry Stackhouse
(Basketball Coach)
Jerry Stackhouse
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Birthdate: November 5, 1974
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kinston, North Carolina, United States
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
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Cheryl Miller
(Basketball coach)
Cheryl Miller
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Birthdate: January 3, 1964
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Riverside, California
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Leslie Ferdinand
(English Football Coach, Former Professional Footballer and Television Pundit)
Leslie Ferdinand
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Birthdate: December 8, 1966
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Acton, England, United Kingdom
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 24 
Anthony Lynn
(American football coach)
Anthony Lynn
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Birthdate: December 21, 1968
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: McKinney, Texas, United States
 25 
Earl Watson
(Former American Basketball Player and Coach Who Played as a Point Guard )
Earl Watson
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Birthdate: June 12, 1979
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kansas City, Kansas, United States

As a basketball player, Earl Watson had a successful stint with teams such as the Seattle SuperSonics and Utah Jazz. Owing to his mother’s Mexican roots, he qualified to play for the Mexican national team but chose NBA instead. Now a coach, he is associated with the Canadian team Toronto Raptors.

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Kevin Sumlin
(American football head coach and general manager)
Kevin Sumlin
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Birthdate: August 3, 1964
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Brewton, Alabama, United States
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Byron Scott
(American basketball coach)
Byron Scott
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Birthdate: March 28, 1961
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ogden, Utah, USA
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Darryl Dawkins
(Basketball player)
Darryl Dawkins
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Birthdate: January 11, 1957
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Orlando, Florida
Died: August 27, 2015
Height: 6'11" (211 cm)
 29 
Caron Butler
(Basketball player)
Caron Butler
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Birthdate: March 13, 1980
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Racine, Wisconsin, United States
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)
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Tarvaris Jackson
(American Football Player)
Tarvaris Jackson
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Birthdate: April 21, 1983
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Montgomery, Alabama, United States
Died: April 12, 2020
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 31 
Herm Edwards
(Coach)
Herm Edwards
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Birthdate: April 27, 1954
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Fort Monmouth, Oceanport, New Jersey, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Nate McMillan
(American basketball coach)
Nate McMillan
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Birthdate: August 3, 1964
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
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Dwane Casey
(Basketball coach, Basketball player)
Dwane Casey
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Birthdate: April 17, 1957
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Jermain Defoe
(English Former Professional Footballer and Coach)
Jermain Defoe
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Birthdate: October 7, 1982
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Beckton, London, England
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Damon Stoudamire
(Basketball player)
Damon Stoudamire
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Birthdate: September 3, 1973
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Ed Reed
(Former American Football Player)
Ed Reed
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Birthdate: September 11, 1978
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Saint Rose, Louisiana, United States
 37 
Aliou Cissé
(Senegalese Professional Football Coach and Former Player)
Aliou Cissé
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Birthdate: March 24, 1976
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ziguinchor, Senegal
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 38 
Willis Reed
(Basketball Player)
Willis Reed
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Birthdate: June 25, 1942
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bernice, Louisiana
Height: 6'9" (206 cm)
 39 
Hubert Davis
(Basketball coach, Basketball player)
Hubert Davis
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Birthdate: May 17, 1970
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
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Shivnarine Chanderpaul
(Guyanese Cricket Coach and Former Captain of the West Indies Cricket Team)
Shivnarine Chanderpaul
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Birthdate: August 16, 1974
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Unity Village, Guyana
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Dennis Green
(Coaches)
Dennis Green
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Birthdate: February 17, 1949
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: July 21, 2016
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Edgar Davids
(Retired Surinamese-Dutch Football Defensive Midfielder)
Edgar Davids
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Birthdate: March 13, 1973
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Paramaribo, Suriname

Born in Suriname, footballer Edgar Davids moved to the Netherlands as an infant and grew up to start his youth football career with Ajax. The retired Dutch defensive midfielder had successful stints with Ajax, Juventus, and Inter Milan. He also played for the Dutch national team, which he now serves as an assistant coach.

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Darren Moore
(Professional Football Manager and Former Player Who Played as a Centre-Back)
Darren Moore
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Birthdate: April 22, 1974
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Birmingham, England

Darren Moore is a football manager who is currently managing Sheffield Wednesday Football Club which plays in the English Football League One. A former player, Moore played as a centre-back for teams like Torquay United and Bradford City. In April and September 2018, Moore was named Premier League Manager of the Month and EFL Championship Manager of the Month respectively. 

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Corey Brewer
(Basketball player)
Corey Brewer
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Birthdate: March 5, 1986
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Portland, Tennessee, United States
Height: 6'9" (206 cm)
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Tee Martin
(Football Coach)
Tee Martin
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Birthdate: July 25, 1978
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mobile, Alabama, USA
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Alex English
(American Former Professional Basketball Player, Coach, and Businessman)
Alex English
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Birthdate: January 5, 1954
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Columbia, South Carolina, United States
Height: 6'8" (203 cm)
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Mark Jackson
(Basketball player, Basketball coach)
Mark Jackson
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Birthdate: April 1, 1965
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
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Andre Waters
(American football player, Coach)
Andre Waters
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Birthdate: March 10, 1962
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Belle Glade, Florida, United States
Died: November 20, 2006
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Michael Cooper
(Basketball player - Shooting guard, Basketball coach)
Michael Cooper
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Birthdate: April 15, 1956
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
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Ken Griffey Sr.
(Baseball player, Coach)
Ken Griffey Sr.
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Birthdate: April 10, 1950
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Donora, Pennsylvania, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)