This Sunday the 27th annual MTV Video Music Awards will be broadcast live from the Nokia Theatre in L.A. And while many of music's stars will be honored for the visuals to their biggest hits, we're looking back at one of the most important music video aspects; the cameo. More specifically, athlete cameos.

Over the years, appearances by ballers in music videos have featured a bit of everything; from LeBron James going one-on-one with Jay-Z to Dan Marino tossing passes to Hootie & the Blowfish. Whether playing their respective sports, dancing (or attempting to do so), or playing a role completely out their comfort zone, athletes have played some classic roles in music videos over the years. So, from P. Diddy's “Bad Boy For Life” to MC Hammer's “Too Legit to Quit,” check out these classic visuals with the 10 Best Athlete Music Video Cameos of All Time...

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