8 Athletes Who Look Like Maurice Sendak ‘Wild Things’


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Maurice Sendak, author of the legendary children’s book “Where The Wild Things Are,” has died at age 83. He was a groundbreaking author around the same time as Dr. Seuss—whereas Dr. Seuss came up with whacked-out rhyming acid trips, Sendak’s works were much bleaker, trying to tell it like it is without straight-up depressing the kids reading them.

Since we were pretty much raised on “Wild Things,” it’s all we can think about today. So we’re going to celebrate Sendak and the book’s legacy in the most Clutch way we could think of (not counting boob-centric ideas, because we still have some class): eight pro athletes who look like the beasts from “Where The Wild Things Are.”

Chris Kaman


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Scott Hartnell


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Brett Keisel


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Joakim Noah


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Johan Franzen


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Brian Wilson

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Manny Ramirez


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Troy Polamalu

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