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View Poll Results: Greatest athlete of all time
Michael Jordan 9 40.91%
Bo Jackson 4 18.18%
Jim Thorpe 1 4.55%
Babe Ruth 0 0%
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 0 0%
Bill Russell 0 0%
Wayne Gretzky 3 13.64%
Pelé 1 4.55%
Diego Maradona 0 0%
Tom Brady 0 0%
Michael Johnson 0 0%
Usain Bolt 2 9.09%
Carl Lewis 0 0%
Sugar Ray Robinson 0 0%
Floyd Mayweather, Jr. 2 9.09%
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Old 10-18-2018, 03:59 PM   #46
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Old 10-18-2018, 05:24 PM   #47
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Ronaldo hasn't even been the clear-cut best player in his sport over his prime. In fact, most would probably argue that Messi was/is the better overall player.

The fact you can call him and Nadal a GOAT athlete over guys like Jordan and Ali shows a lot.

so include both, who cares, splitting hairs over ronnie/messi aint detrimental to either
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Old 10-18-2018, 05:50 PM   #49
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so include both, who cares, splitting hairs over ronnie/messi aint detrimental to either
And those guys are more dominant at their sport than Jordan was? Or Gretzky?
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Old 10-18-2018, 11:56 PM   #50
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Athleteticism is basically just raw muscle capability that allows you to have the strength and speed.
Are endurance and VO2max not athletic qualities? And how would you compare a lumbering giant with awesome strength vs a diminutive one with supernatural agility and coordination?
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Old 10-19-2018, 12:31 AM   #51
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Are endurance and VO2max not athletic qualities? And how would you compare a lumbering giant with awesome strength vs a diminutive one with supernatural agility and coordination?
You need some semblance of endurance to perform athletic feats but most healthy people have enough of it. Lumbering giant is not athletic because their strength and speed is nothing compared to their size.
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As you can clearly see, it's impossible to narrow this down to just the 15-option limit.
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