Who is your favorite Favorite Athlete(s)?

#1 Edited by bowchicka07 (1075 posts) -

Michael Jordan is mine. I got the privilege of watching him win all 6 of his NBA championships growing up.

The Chicago Bulls were the epitome of NBA basketball in the 90's and Jordan was the soul reason why. Yes

it helped that he had a great supporting cast and probably the greatest NBA coach of all time. Regardless,

Jordan's will to win was second to none. This video was just a quick illustration of that. Jordan was on the 1989 dream team in which went down in history as

the greatest NBA team of all time and where Magic and Bird realized there was a new sheriff in town and they

had to relinquish the throne.

Jordan's resume includes:

  • 6× NBA champion (1991–1993, 1996–1998)
  • 6× NBA Finals MVP (1991–1993, 1996–1998)
  • 5× NBA Most Valuable Player (1988, 1991–1992,1996, 1998)
  • 14× NBA All-Star (1985–1993, 1996–1998,2002–2003)
  • 3× NBA All-Star Game MVP (1988, 1996, 1998)
  • 10× All-NBA First Team (1987–1993, 1996–1998)
  • All-NBA Second Team (1985)
  • NBA Defensive Player of the Year (1988)
  • 9× NBA All-Defensive First Team (1988–1993,1996–1998)
  • NBA Rookie of the Year (1985)
  • NBA All-Rookie First Team (1985)
  • 10× NBA scoring champion (1987–1993,1996–1998)
  • 3× NBA steals champion (1988, 1990, 1993)
  • 2× NBA Slam Dunk Contest champion (1987–1988)
  • Chicago Bulls all-time leading scorer
  • No. 23 retired by Chicago Bulls
  • 3x AP Athlete of the Year (1991, 1992, 1993)
  • 2x USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year (1983–84)
  • NBA's 50th Anniversary All-Time Team
  • NCAA champion (1982)
  • 2× Consensus first team All-American (1983–1984)
  • Consensus National Player of the Year (1984)
  • ACC Player of the Year (1984)
  • No. 23 retired by North Carolina

There hasn't been a discussion about the greatest NBA player of all time not involving Jordan in a long time.

My honorable mention would be Bo Jackson. Only athlete to be named an All-Star in 2 major American sports.

He was a powerhouse of a running back and a strong slugger and good all around defensive player.

He probably would have been good at anything he did though.

So who is your favorite athlete and why GS?

#2 Edited by elkoldo (1199 posts) -

Xavier "Xavi" Hernandez ; Barca's captain.I'm hunting the day when he becomes Barca's head coach.

#3 Posted by 4myAmuzumament (1750 posts) -

1. MJ

2. Emmitt Smith

3. Troy Aikman

4. Deion Sanders

5. Dirk Nowitzki

6. Shaq

7. LeBron James

8. Zlatan ibrahimovic

9. Roger Federer (such finesse)

10. Kevin Durant

#4 Posted by roulettethedog (10991 posts) -

Anyone playing for the Toronto Maple Leafs, Minnesota Vikings, or the Minnesota Twins.

#5 Posted by Master_Live (15116 posts) -

Derek Jeter.

#6 Posted by BigBadBully (644 posts) -

1. Art Monk, WR (most of his career was with the Redskins, won 3 super bowls, 15 years in the NFL). He was the ultimate pro on/off the field, let his playing do the talking. Incredible hands, he was a reception machine before Jerry Rice. Art Monk was also a beast in Super Tecmo Bowl. Just pains me to watch the nfl wr's nowadays with the diva/flashy attitudes. Art Monk just out classed everybody.

#7 Posted by Zombiekiller360 (374 posts) -

1.) Lionel Messi

2.) Drew Doughty

3.) Cristiano Ronaldo

#8 Posted by mojoreb (38 posts) -

LeBron James. The King man

#9 Edited by mattykovax (22693 posts) -

All time Jerry Rice and Rodney Harrison, currently playing Dustin Pedroia and Vince Wilfork.

#10 Posted by teske4444 (58 posts) -

Friendly Freeman, living the hug life.

#11 Edited by The-Apostle (12190 posts) -
  1. Shawn Michaels
  2. Rey Mysterio
  3. Aaron Rodgers
  4. Clay Matthews
  5. Jordy Nelson
  6. Brett Favre
  7. Edgar Bennett
  8. Randall Cobb
  9. Kevin Greene
  10. Magic Johnson
  11. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
  12. James Worthy
  13. Teemu Salanne

And many more.

#12 Edited by LittleMac19 (1638 posts) -

1. Emmitt Smith

2. Tony Dorsett

3. Dirk Nowitzski

4. Magic Johnson

5. Mike Modano

6. Wayne Gretzky

7. Nolan Ryan

8. Ivan Rodriguez

9. Serena Williams

10. Venus Williams

#13 Posted by yokofox33 (30041 posts) -

NFL and College Football: Mark Brunell, Jimmy Smith, Fred Taylor, Maurice Jones-Drew, Jameis Winston

Basketball: Chris Bosh, Dirk Nowitzki

Baseball: Giancarlo Stanton, Jose Fernandez

Hockey: Nick Bjugstad, John Vanbiesbrouck, Eric Gudbranson

#14 Posted by Ballroompirate (23279 posts) -
  1. Brett Favre
  2. Lebron James
  3. Aaron Rodgers
  4. Kurt Warner
  5. Patrick Roy
  6. Calvin Johnson
  7. Peyton Manning
  8. Michael Jordan
  9. Chris Bosh
  10. Russell Wilson
#16 Edited by johnd13 (8471 posts) -

Raul Gonzalez Blanco. He used to play for Real Madrid, captain and top scorer. I'm so sad he's not young anymore - I spent my childhood cheering for him and trying to be like him.

Roger Federer is another athlete I always admired.

#17 Edited by Braun_Roid_Rage (720 posts) -

@mojoreb said:

LeBron James. The King man

The king of flop

my favs in no order

Jason Witten
J Kidd
C Barkley
Nolan Ryan
Ivan Rodriguez
Juan Gonzalez
Michael Young
Deion Sanders
Roger Staubach
Darren Woodson
Don Meredith
Emmitt Smith
Michael Irvin
D Ware
Larry Allen
Randy White
Tony Dorsett
Troy Aikman
Bob Lilly
P Manning

#18 Edited by 187umKILLAH (1406 posts) -

My favourite athletes consist of boxers, wrestlers, K-1 fighters and UFC fighters.

  • Mike Tyson
  • David Tua
  • Jake 'the snake' Roberts
  • Demolition (Tag team - Axe and Smash)
  • Kurrgan the Interrogator (He played that ugly giant dude in the movie 300 too)
  • Ray Sefo
  • Badr Hari
  • Ruslan Karaev
  • Ken Shamrock
  • Dan Severn
  • Chuck Liddell
#19 Posted by Blueresident87 (5340 posts) -

Larry Bird and Anthony Munoz

Anybody who currently wears the stripes of the Cincinnati Bengals

#20 Posted by The_Last_Ride (72995 posts) -

Do i need to say more?

Also Michael Jordan is up there with him

#21 Edited by CWEBB04z (4602 posts) -
  • Chris Webber
  • Mike bibby
  • Peja Stoijackovic
  • Chipper Jones
  • Tom Glavine
  • Patrick Kerney
  • Jason Heyward
#22 Edited by mjorh (928 posts) -

Michael Owen !

#23 Posted by hoosier7 (3882 posts) -

Theirry Henry not only an incredible player but did it all with style.

#24 Edited by byof_america (1407 posts) -

<==== Jared Allen because his manliness

Adrian Peterson because he's freakin' Adrian Peterson

Randy Johnson

Anthony Marshall because he's like a hometown hero except he hasn't quite made it big yet.

#25 Posted by The-Apostle (12190 posts) -

Add Eddie Lacy and Ha Ha Clinton-Dix to my list.

#26 Posted by ChiefvsGordon (1085 posts) -

Bo Jackson

#27 Posted by GotFiveRings (495 posts) -

@The-Apostle: Why is Clinton-Penis one of your favorites already? The dude hasn't even played a down yet. You just fucked his career, you jinx.

#28 Posted by udUbdaWgz1 (631 posts) -

current? lebron, ez. unlike, jordan, he is a gifted passer and could play pro football right now.

btw, anybody who's ever talked about tiger as being an athlete should kill themselves.

#29 Posted by yokofox33 (30041 posts) -

I bought a Bosh jersey. He's my favorite person ever now.

#30 Posted by NoxRainbow (40 posts) -

It's Fernando Torres, even though he get's hated a lot, he is a huge talent and an amazing player. He just shows that you have to trust in yourself, it's an amazing message.

#31 Posted by DaJuicyMan (3524 posts) -

Lebron, Fred Jackson, Andre Iguodala, Ken Griffey Jr in that order.

#32 Posted by Ronstera (6110 posts) -

Michael Jordan..

#33 Posted by CHAOSpectre (20 posts) -

Really like Michael Schumacher

#34 Edited by Zelda187 (999 posts) -

Joe Montana

Jerry Rice

Barry Sanders

Curtis Martin

Wayne Chrebet

Joe Klecko

Al Toon

Chad Pennington

Brett Favre

Michael Jordan

Kobe Bryant

Shaquille O'Neal

Muhammad Ali

Marvin Hagler

Randy Couture

Chuck Liddel

#35 Posted by JEP_100 (27 posts) -


Of all my favorite athletes I'd have to say Tom Brady and Derek Jeter are among the top two. The second is Kobe Bryant ad Lebron James. There are more athletes, and the list is great.

#36 Edited by bforrester420 (1718 posts) -

All time? Steve Yzerman (hockey), Alan Trammell (baseball), Wanderlei Silva (MMA), Lebron James (basketball).

I typically root for athletes that seem like decent human beings along with skill at their sport. I can never be a Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan, or Tiger Woods because, despite their enormous talent, they're jerks by most accounts.

#37 Edited by udUbdaWgz1 (631 posts) -

i've played video games for years, went to college on a hoop scholarship, hate phag boy liberalz and i would never ask the ultimate gay question: who is your favorite athlete? as long as tlou get recognized for its lameness and redundancy i'm good.

wait, pete carrol, seattle seahawks. pete carrol and the seahawks.

wait. boyz:

we all gotz yoz back.

we got your back. practice hard and repeat.

no female politics ever. go politicians go. the u of idiot pop go.

#38 Posted by GoldenElementXL (3462 posts) -

Randy Moss. Hands down.

#39 Posted by awesome3496 (2174 posts) -

Kerry Wood. Wanted to be like him when I got older :P

#40 Edited by kingcrimson24 (481 posts) -

Ronaldo . the Brazilian footballer .

watched him in World Cup 2002 , he was mind blowing . he won the golden ball 4 times , 2 times golden boot of world cup , scored 15 goals in 3 world cups and won the cup in 2002 . he scored both goals against Germany in the finals .

I Also LOVE Paolo Maldini ^ I'm a big AC Milan fan and Maldini was in AC Milan for 24 years . and he was ( and still is ) damn sexy :D

#41 Posted by RodneyCourts (63 posts) -

When you talk about different players and teams throughout the National Football League, you will always have a bias towards a specific team and a specific player(s). For me, it’s the Miami Dolphins and Lamar Miller. They both show their 100% on the ground.

#42 Edited by ManBearPuig (42 posts) -

Kobe Bryant, Hanley Ramirez, Yasiel Puig, Matt Kemp, Clayton Kershaw, Kenley Jansen, James Worthy, Magic johnson, Kareem Abdul jabbar, Kevin Durant, Russell Wesbrook, Pau Gasol, Darren McFadden, LeSean McCoy, Richard Sherman, Randall Cunningham, Stephen Curry, Tim Duncan.

#43 Edited by hecklion101 (61 posts) -

Lebron James

#44 Posted by ManBearPuig (42 posts) -

Realized I left off quite a few in my original list

Some more of my favorites are Drew Doughty, Anze Kopitar, Jeff Carter, Johnathan Quick, Justin Williams, Evgeni Malkin, PK Subban, Claude Giroux, Gary Payton, Kevin Love, Nick Young, Pedro Martinez, Mariano Rivera, Kevin Garnett, Henrik Lundqvist, Jose Fernandez, Tony Parker.

#45 Posted by RodneyCourts (63 posts) -

Steve Young, he performs well in NFL with the good strategy of winning the game.