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Friday, March 20, 2009
ESPNTheMag.Com Presents: All-World Power Rankings


"Rocket ... they're taking a rocket ..." We really have this Astronaut Jones thing stuck in our head.

BIGGEST BROMANCE IN SPORTS? WE'LL TAKE STOCKTON AND MALONE

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I Love You, Man comes out today. The movie officially makes the "bromance" a real social phenomenon, along the lines of "biffle" and "frenemy." (We define social phenomenon as anything that has an Urban Dictionary listing.) The annals of history are filled with famous bromances: Caesar and Antony, Wayne and Garth, Damon and Affleck. The love between Paul Rudd and Jason Segel looks promising, but can it top these sporting ones?

TOP 5
RANK (YESTERDAY) WHAT WHY
1 (4) STOCKTON AND MALONE The definitive sports bromance. 18 years of "Stockton to Malone" resulted in five division titles and two conference championships, though no championships (we hear that Jordan guy was pretty good). But who could resist those short shorts?
2 (6) MOBLEY AND FRANCIS They buy furs and belts together, and do lunch. Sounds like a bromance straight from the "ladies who lunch" crowd.
3 (7) DIXON AND BLAKE They played together at Maryland, then at Washington, and then at Portland. Following each other around the country to play ball together? That's true bromance.
4 (9) ROMO AND WITTEN Like any good bromance, Romo and Witten's friendship comes with drama (Brody-Spencer, anyone?). T.O. accused the pair of devising secret plays to each other. He's probably just jealous he didn't get an invite to Mexico.
5 (11) LEWIS AND REED They're both from 'Da U. They both play for Baltimore. And they will both hurt you.

HONORABLE MENTION
RANK (YESTERDAY) WHAT WHY
19 (180) NASH AND DAVIS Some might argue that Nash's true bromance is with Dirk Nowitzki . But the love in this video is too hard to ignore.
138 (1,651) DUNCAN AND ROBINSON The "Twin Towers" had more of a Yoda-Luke Skywalker relationship, but the pair did produce two titles for the Spurs.

RISING AND FALLING
MOVEMENT WHAT
STAFFORD AND SANCHEZ (This kinda seems a lil' weird.)
CLEMENS AND PETTITTE ("Misremembers" is a fun word.)
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