Elena Delle Donne – Basketball


Despite being one of the best and most accomplished players in WNBA Donne hated the sport so much that she took a year out in 2009…in her own words… “I blamed basketball for taking me away from home. I hated the sport. Every time I played basketball I felt sick to my stomach. I didn’t realize that feeling was having to leave my family – having to leave my sister who can’t even communicate with me when I’m gone.”

Benoit Assou-Ekotto – Soccer


This international and premiership star shocked people when he publicly admitted “I don’t say I hate football, but it’s not my passion.” adding “Football is just a job, a means to an end… there are more important things in life than kicking a ball around… Yes, I play for the money but then doesn’t everybody who gets up in the morning and goes to work? They do it to provide for their family.”