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Sports meets art to make the unlikeliest of teams in these 25 stunning comparisons

These images are from this social media account that puts together impactful sports moments with poignant art.

Sports meets art to make the unlikeliest of teams in these 25 stunning comparisons
Cover Image Source: Instagram | @artbutmakeitsports

We're only a few short months into 2024, but the year has already proved to be a massive one for sports fans worldwide. Everything from the NBA Playoffs to the Super Bowl has has ran fans through a range of emotions, from absolute elation to gut-wrenching devastation. Social media's reaction to such moments has been top-notch. One account that stands out in its reactions is Art But Make It Sports on X and Instagram. The man behind the accounts, LJ Rader, combines sports and art. He takes the biggest moments in sports and recreates them in popular art images in the world. 

Representative Image Source: Pexels |  football wife
Representative Image Source: Pexels | football wife

The output is so magnificent that many have raised doubts regarding AI involvement, which Rader denies. The artist puts in all his passion to make the creations as authentic and impactful as possible. People's response clearly shows that he has been hitting the mark. His X account boasts 430k followers and 136k followers on Instagram.

Here are 25 recreations from the account that are sure to take the viewer's breath away.

1. Tackling on the ground, but make it serious


 
 
 
 
 
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2. Dreams also need to be looked after like a child


 
 
 
 
 
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3. Lots of obstacles to glory


 
 
 
 
 
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4. He is also holding someone's life: his own


 
 
 
 
 
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5. Reach is important


 
 
 
 
 
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6. Posture for the ages


 
 
 
 
 
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7. Leap of faith


 
 
 
 
 
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8. Some moments make standing on the feet tough


 
 
 
 
 
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9. Too close for comfort


 
 
 
 
 
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10. Championships make you smile different


 
 
 
 
 
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11. Sometimes you just need to hang in there


 
 
 
 
 
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12. Moment of glory


 
 
 
 
 
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13. Reach for the sky


 
 
 
 
 
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14. Confrontation but make it romantic


 
 
 
 
 
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15. Graceful landing on the floor


 
 
 
 
 
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16. One voice is enough


 
 
 
 
 
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17. Precious blessings


 
 
 
 
 
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18. Beasts on and off the ground


 
 
 
 
 
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19. Eye on the prize even if someone tumbles head-first on the ground


 
 
 
 
 
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20. Story of three colors


 
 
 
 
 
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21. Sports can give one heartbreak like no other


 
 
 
 
 
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22. Confetti to match the occasion


 
 
 
 
 
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23. Fiery to the core


 
 
 
 
 
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24. Battle never looked so beautiful


 
 
 
 
 
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25. Size doesn't matter


 
 
 
 
 
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