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Who's your favorite athlete ever?

Discussion in 'Sports Zone' started by ehcrossing, Oct 29, 2013.

  1. Biggems

    Biggems White and Nerdy

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    NFL: Emmitt Smith, Randy White, Derrick Thomas, Michael Irvin, Darren Woodson
    NBA: David Robinson, Isiah Thomas, Tim Duncan, George Gervin, Dominique Wilkins
    MLB: Jeff Bagwell, Craig Biggio, Nolan Ryan, Roger Clemens, George Brett
    NHL: Mario Lemeiux, Jordan Staal, Tom Barrasso, Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Chris Letang
    WNBA: Becky Hammon, Cynthia Cooper, Sue Bird, Sophia Young, Lauren Jackson
    NCAAF: Eric Metcalf, Nathan Vasher, Aaron Ross, Brian Orakpo, Vince Young
    NCAAB: Derrick Coleman, Rony Seikaly, TJ Ford, John Wallace, Sherman Douglas
    NASCAR: Dale Earnhardt, DE Jr.
     
  2. 65fastback2plus2

    65fastback2plus2 Well-Known Member

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    that would have been my second pick. even have an hakeem autographed wrist watch.
     
  3. Aussie Cowboy

    Aussie Cowboy Member

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    I'm just going to stick with one, Michael Jordan was just captivating to watch. Of course he would have been nothing without Luc Longley by his side. ;)
     
  4. Biggems

    Biggems White and Nerdy

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    How dare you give Longley so much credit, it was clearly all Bill Wennington
     
  5. Jerruh

    Jerruh Active Member

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    I have to agree with ya. I was still young when MJ was at his best but I still lived watching him play. Phenomenal is an understatement.
     
  6. dexternjack

    dexternjack World Traveler

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    Trivia question time...who was the one player that gave Jordan fits? Hint...he played on the Rockets with the greatest Center ever!
     
  7. REDVOLUTION

    REDVOLUTION Return to Dominance

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    Aikman
    Jeter
    Jordan
     
  8. Phoenix

    Phoenix Well-Known Member

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    Ooh, I thought of a few more:

    Hakeem Olajuwan
    Greg Louganis
    JR Richard
    Secretariat
     
  9. CopenhagenCowboy

    CopenhagenCowboy Well-Known Member

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    I'll give you 10 guys:

    Mike Tyson (in his heyday)
    Diego Maradona
    Michael Laudrup
    Roger Federer
    Novak Djokovic
    Lin Dan
    Ronnie O'Sullivan
    Tony Martin
    Michael Rasmussen
    Tom Kristensen
     
  10. RastaRocket

    RastaRocket Sanka, Ya Dead Mon? Ya Mon.

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    Emmitt Smith, Michael Irvin, Mike Modano, Brett Hull, annnnd DIIIIIIIIRK.

    I'd say Dirk is my clear #1 even though basketball isn't even my favorite sport.



    Almost forgot Ronaldinho and Lionel Messi.
     
  11. khiladi

    khiladi Well-Known Member

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    Most under-rated basketball player ever.. People talk about unique, there has never been a center with that much grace and footwork in the post. Hell, not just center any player in the post. Plus, as a center he excelled at everything, above 70% FT shooter. Qaudruple-doubles, he did it all...
     
  12. dexternjack

    dexternjack World Traveler

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    Agree, I think the best C ever and maybe top 3 player overall. People clamor over Jordan but Hakeem meant more to his team. The guy had extremely quick feet and had a pure shooters touch from the outside if needed. Heck, he was a decent 3-pt shooter when he wanted to :)
     
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  13. khiladi

    khiladi Well-Known Member

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    I definitely put him in top 3. I just shake my head when I see him not mentioned with Russell and Chamberlain for Centers. Kareem was a offensive beast no doubt and had the most unguardable move in history, but all around, you can't match him with Hakeem nor did he even come close to his offensive repertoire. No Center has come close to his skill level. Mid-range, spin moves, hop step... pure magic...

    I got Jordan at 1... Magic in there as well...
     
  14. dexternjack

    dexternjack World Traveler

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    Don't forget the "Dream Shake". I put that over Kareem's "Skyhook". Hakeems was further out, Kareem was within a few feet usually. Different eras though, both would have dominated either era IMO.
     
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  15. Aikbach

    Aikbach Well-Known Member

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    Mike Singletary, Darren Woodson, Hakeem Olajuwon, Roger Staubach, Randy White, John Elway, Bo Jackson, Jay Novacek, Sam Cassell, David Robinson.

    Respect them all as men.
     
  16. Aikbach

    Aikbach Well-Known Member

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    Add Tom Landry for good measure.
     
  17. CanadianCowboysFan

    CanadianCowboysFan Lightning Rod

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    maybe he you liked the fact he played despite having "roids"
     
  18. CanadianCowboysFan

    CanadianCowboysFan Lightning Rod

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    For me Guy Lafleur
     
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  19. Cowboy Brian

    Cowboy Brian 3.141529 Zone Supporter

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    Hmmm that's a hard one.

    Bounded rationality brings Sean Lee to mind, I love that guy.

    I'd probably go Tony Romo though.
     
  20. Questfor6

    Questfor6 Well-Known Member

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    1. Randy Moss
    2. Emmitt Smith
    3. Ken Griffey Jr
    4. Shaquille O'Neal (except for his Laker days)
    5. Larry Johnson "Grand Mama"
     

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