When we think of professional athletes, smoking isn't usually one of the things that we associate with them. After all, the habit isn't usually the best thing to take up when you're trying to do anything that could even remotely physical. How's a guy supposed to run down a pop fly when coughing up tar, anyway? Lighting up every now and then (or even every day) hasn't stopped any of these people from having a successful career, though. Michael Jordan, Arnold Palmer, and Mario Balotelli have all been photographed taking a few puffs. Obviously, we aren't saying that anyone should take up the habit, but you can't help but be impressed by a list like that. Click through to peep the photos of them and other sporting legends blowing a little smoke.

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