7 Gadgets Star Athletes Can't Live Without

When it comes tech, these are the seven gadgets pro athletes rely on to keep them healthy, happy, high-performing machines.

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Pro athletes love competition.

Perhaps that's why so many of them are also gigantic gamers.

"Your body's aching, so you can't go out. You don't want to be on your feet. So, for me, it's how I unwind," Detroit Lions wide receiver Golden Tate told The Undefeated of his gaming habit.

Many athletes even own customized briefcase-like devices that contain PS4s or Xbox Ones along with a display, allowing them get their game on anytime, anywhere.

When it comes to specific games, Madden, FIFA, NBA 2K, Call of Duty and Fortnite are five popular picks among athletes.

Some of the biggest gamers in the world of sports include Paul George, Kevin Durant, Gordon Hayward, Demetrious Johnson and JuJu Smith-Schuster.

Many athletes believe that sports video games are now so realistic that they can give them a leg-up in the real world.

"I'm telling you, the same plays on Madden are the plays that NFL teams run. I've been playing Madden since 1995, so over time it just sunk in my brain, and I figured it out," Seattle Seahawks linebacker K.J. Wright told ESPN. "You just know stuff. Teams have to run certain concepts. They can't put two guys in the same spot, so you just know when the flat route comes, something else has to come in."

But nowadays, athletes aren't only appearing in the games that coincide with their real-life sports. Call of Duty: WWII featured Pittsburgh Steelers players Le'Veon Bell and Alejandro Villanueva acting as commanding officers.

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