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Old 03-20-2013, 08:53 AM   #1
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Default Greater Athlete: LeBron James or Bo Jackson?



Many people have claimed LeBron James to be the greatest athlete of our generation. LeBron James probably could of played in the NFL if he wanted to.



Then there is Bo Jackson



Bo Jackson was considered the greatest athlete by many of HIS time... even above Michael Jordan.

He is the first and only athlete in history to be an All Star in both the MLB and NFL.

Known for breaking bats like toothpicks, running up walls, hitting homeruns at will, being the most unstoppable runningback in NFL history ect.


Who you got?
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Bo Jackson played MLB baseball with an artificial hip at one point. Bo is the greatest athlete of all time.
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Default Re: Greater Athlete: LeBron James or Bo Jackson?

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Bo Jackson played MLB baseball with an artificial hip at one point. Bo is the greatest athlete of all time.
Not to mention the very first ball he hit after coming back with an artificial hip was a home run dedicated to his dead mother.
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Default Re: Greater Athlete: LeBron James or Bo Jackson?

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Not to mention the very first ball he hit after coming back with an artificial hip was a home run dedicated to his dead mother.



LeBron is a freak. But Bo Jackson is definitely the greatest athlete of all time.
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:08 AM   #5
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Default Re: Greater Athlete: LeBron James or Bo Jackson?

As much as I love Lebron it is BO as to be great at 2 Pro sports is nothing to take lightly. Also Bo was was 235 lbs and ran a 4.28 40..A shame Injuries Ended his career prematurely. Both Guys freaks from physical standpoint but Lebron still only excels at one sport although many believed he could of been a beast in Football as well.
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Default Re: Greater Athlete: LeBron James or Bo Jackson?

Basketball is a huge global sport.
Baseball is a much more marginalized sport.
Football is so fringe it's hardly worth mentioning as a legitimate competitive sport.


So impressive as it may be that Bo Jackson displayed some athletic feats in baseball and football, we still have to consider that the competitive level of these sports is obviously at a much lower standard, because the sports are so much smaller compared to basketball. Bo Jackson was the biggest fish in a smaller pond than LeBron.
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Default Re: Greater Athlete: LeBron James or Bo Jackson?

LeBron James is a freak athlete, he's a bigger athlete, but Bo Jackson was a greater athlete. Bo had it all.. he was built like a brick house and could run like the wind, what sets him apart from James though was his super human strength. The guy had natural strength (not just weight room strength) that was unhuman. That throw they showed on 30 for 30 where he caught a ball off the wall and threw a line drive all the way to home plate to get a player rounding third was one of the most amazing things I've ever seen. It's a damn shame he didn't run out of bounds.. sports fans were robbed of a once in a lifetime athlete.

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Default Re: Greater Athlete: LeBron James or Bo Jackson?

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Basketball is a huge global sport.
Baseball is a much more marginalized sport.
Football is so fringe it's hardly worth mentioning as a legitimate competitive sport.


So impressive as it may be that Bo Jackson displayed some athletic feats in baseball and football, we still have to consider that the competitive level of these sports is obviously at a much lower standard, because the sports are so much smaller compared to basketball. Bo Jackson was the biggest fish in a smaller pond than LeBron.


You are a complete retard.

We are judging the players not the sport they play in you imbecile. Take a minute to google the name "Bo Jackson" before you open your stupid ass mouth.
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Default Re: Greater Athlete: LeBron James or Bo Jackson?

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Basketball is a huge global sport.
Baseball is a much more marginalized sport.
Football is so fringe it's hardly worth mentioning as a legitimate competitive sport.


So impressive as it may be that Bo Jackson displayed some athletic feats in baseball and football, we still have to consider that the competitive level of these sports is obviously at a much lower standard, because the sports are so much smaller compared to basketball. Bo Jackson was the biggest fish in a smaller pond than LeBron.
What does the popularity of the sport have to do with its athletic talent? There is no logical connection at all.

NFL strength/speed/agility/power >>>> NBA

Basketball is a finesse/skill sport in comparison to football.

Golf and cricket are much more popular around the world than football is so I guess they must be more athletic.
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Default Re: Greater Athlete: LeBron James or Bo Jackson?

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Basketball is a huge global sport.
Baseball is a much more marginalized sport.
Football is so fringe it's hardly worth mentioning as a legitimate competitive sport.


So impressive as it may be that Bo Jackson displayed some athletic feats in baseball and football, we still have to consider that the competitive level of these sports is obviously at a much lower standard, because the sports are so much smaller compared to basketball. Bo Jackson was the biggest fish in a smaller pond than LeBron.
The biggest basketball homer I've ever seen.

Football is far more popular and has an extremely high talent/competition level. Lemme get some of the chit you're smoking man.

And just think how HARD it is to a major league fastball. Most people could barely get the bat around in time, for this guy to allstar in 2 VERY different sports is nothing short of amazing.
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Default Re: Greater Athlete: LeBron James or Bo Jackson?

Baseball is more popular than basketball by a hilarious margin like 70% of the world has never even heard of the sport.
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Default Re: Greater Athlete: LeBron James or Bo Jackson?

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The biggest basketball homer I've ever seen.

Football is far more popular and has an extremely high talent/competition level. Lemme get some of the chit you're smoking man.

And just think how HARD it is to a major league fastball. Most people could barely get the bat around in time, for this guy to allstar in 2 VERY different sports is nothing short of amazing.

the nba is a harder to get into than the NFL. it takes more talent to make the nba.
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There is no need to be retarded.
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The biggest basketball homer I've ever seen.

Football is far more popular and has an extremely high talent/competition level. Lemme get some of the chit you're smoking man.

And just think how HARD it is to a major league fastball. Most people could barely get the bat around in time, for this guy to allstar in 2 VERY different sports is nothing short of amazing.

NFL football is no where near as popular as basketball as a whole around the world. Shit, I don't think it is as popular as the NBA, or close for that matter.

Anyway, back to the question. I think its close. Probably Bo though. Bron probably only has vertical on Bo in terms of explosive movements, and even that would be close considering how powerful he was. Durability and Endurance are the only two other things I can think of in favor of Lebron.
Bo had strength, speed, agility, power, etc all in his favor.

To continue the discussion further, how does Adrian Peterson stack up against these two? From reading about Bo's strength feats, it seems as if he was stronger, quicker, and even more powerful than Adrian Peterson.
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