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Old 09-30-2010, 11:31 PM   #1
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Your Top 5 Most Talented Athletes In the World Today

Let's see how this list stacks up. Mine goes as follows, in no particular order. I judged mine on a combination of dominance in the sport and physical attributes. I'd say that production counted for about 60% of the score.

1. Messi
2. Usain Bolt
3. Lebron James
4. Ovechkin
5. Dwight Howard

Honorable mentions: Ronaldo, Kobe, Peyton, Federer, Tiger, Brock Lesner, Floyd Mayweather/Manny Paquio
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Old 10-01-2010, 11:04 AM   #2
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I wouldn't call Dwight Howard one of the most talented athletes. Most physically-gifted for sure, but his game has a lot of inconsistency and weaknesses at times. He can't carry the team.

My list:
Albert Pujols
Peyton Manning
Tiger Woods
Usain Bolt
Roger Federer


My #1 of all time would probably be Jim Thorpe.
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I wouldn't call Dwight Howard one of the most talented athletes. Most physically-gifted for sure, but his game has a lot of inconsistency and weaknesses at times. He can't carry the team.

My list:
Albert Pujols
Peyton Manning
Tiger Woods
Usain Bolt
Roger Federer


My #1 of all time would probably be Jim Thorpe.
Lot of people forget about old Jim. I think of lot of old athletes are overrated especially when compared to todays athletes. However Jim Thorpe is another matter entirely. Thorpe is defeinetely worthy of the title greatest athlete of all time. Might not win it, but he definitely deserves consideration fro this most arbitrariy title.
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Old 10-03-2010, 03:06 AM   #4
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Re: Your Top 5 Most Talented Athletes In the World Today

#1 Bryan Clay
#2 Jeff Demps - Ran a wind aided 9.96s 100m electronically timed. Ran a 10.01 in high school which is a record. In comparison, Chris Johnson and Devin Hester are 10.5s 100m guys.
#3 Carl Crawford - Could've had a pro career in Basketball or Football but chose baseball.
#4 Usain Bolt - He will own the long jump record before his career is over.
#5 Michael Phelps -
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Re: Your Top 5 Most Talented Athletes In the World Today

Brock Lesner
Lebron James
Mike Vick
Usain Bolt
Chris Johnson
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Do wrestlers and monster truck drivers count?
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Do wrestlers and monster truck drivers count?
You have to actually perform in a sport with limited equipment. So if you know a wheelchair racer you can include him, but someone that drives a machine, while technically a sport, doesn't necessarily count as an athlete within the context of this thread.

Wrestlers are more like stuntmen. Sure their job is dangerous and they're in good shape but they're technically not playing a sport.
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So Jimmie Johnson doesn't count then?

Interesting to see people say Federer, yet not Nadal
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