Wednesday, August 20, 2008
World's Greatest Athletes
World's Greatest All-Around Athletes
He did it, alright. After months of speculation, swimmer Michael Phelps managed to win eight gold medals in these Olympics, leading many to proclaim him the greatest Olympian of all time. Perhaps, but where does Phelps rank today among the greatest all-around athletes in the world? Here's my top five list of the world's best all-around athletes...
1. LeBron James: At 6'9" and close to 280 pounds, LeBron James has the size of an NFL lineman with the speed of a running back. He can jump over just about anything in his path, has terrific vision and an incredible set of hands for a guy his size.
2. Tiger Woods: OK, so put him on a baseball diamond or football field and he might not stand out, but hand him a club and put him front of millions of people and watch him shine.
3. Michael Phelps: I know, all he does is swim in a straight line. But he does it better than anyone else in the world ever has.
4. Roman Sebrle: I'd never heard of Sebrle before about ten minutes ago. Not only is he leading contender to take gold in the decathlon at the Olympics, but last year he was impaled by a javelin, which he ripped out himself, and then he won gold at the Worlds just months later.
5. Michael Vick: Yes, he's locked up at the moment, but I'm willing to bet that were he in great shape, he'd still be the best all-around athlete in the NFL.
Who do you think is the world's greatest all-around athlete?