Athletes love kids! How else can you explain why so many of them have written children's books over the years? Go ahead and try to come up with another reason. We'll wait…

Not so easy, is it? But for whatever reason, there have been quite a few athletes, including Dennis Rodman, Carmelo Anthony, and most recently, Metta World Peace, who have written children's books. Some have been good, some have been bad, and some have been downright confusing. But regardless of their quality, Bleacher Report just took a look at 15 of the athletes who have tried to tackle children's literature in the past. Check out their list over here. Bizarre, right?

[via Bleacher Report]