As editors of a non-profit sports and entertainment blog, we are regularly granted exclusive access to sporting events.  Some sports writers might use this unfettered access to get the inside scoop on professional athletes in their native environment; namely, the locker room. 

But we at Food Court Lunch do things a little bit differently.  We know that the canned answers that professional athletes dole out like homespun wisdom in locker room interviews rarely tell anything about what is actually going in the athletes’ heads. We’ve discovered that you can actually learn more about a professional athlete by spending some time in the athletes’ parking lot, looking at what is printed on their license plates.  It’s like a window into their souls.

What follows is Food Court Lunch’s definitive list of actual vanity license plates of professional athletes.  We leave the conclusions as to what each of the plates actually says about the athlete’s state of mind up to you.

Elijah Dukes: 

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Dwyane Wade: 

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Frank Thomas:

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Terrell Owens:

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Derek Jeter:

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Maurice Clarett:

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Pacman Jones: (car presumed stolen)

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Roger Clemens:

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Shawn Kemp:

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 Reggie Bush:

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Prince Fielder:

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Oscar De La Hoya:

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Travis Henry: (two cars)

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Sean Avery:

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Jaromir Jagr:

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Vince Carter:

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Michael Vick:

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Dany Heatley:

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Dmitri Young:

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Phil Mickelson:

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Latrell Sprewell:

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Tony Romo:

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Tracy McGrady:

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John Rocker:

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Add more as you find ‘em, folks!