Greatest Athletes of All Time

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161Hakeem OlajuwonHakeem Abdul Olajuwon, formerly known as Akeem Olajuwon, is a Nigerian-American retired professional basketball player.

Are you kidding me?! Look at some of these people on this list! Getting 100 steals and 100 blocks in a season is so crazy cause most gaurds aren't gonna block many shots and most big men aren't quick enough to get many steals. Jordan did it 2 times and Patrick Ewing did it twice also. Hakeem did it 12 times! And he's the only player to have recorded over 200 blocks and steals in a single season. That big man was powerful, skillful, and quick like a cat. Not bad for a soccer player! Ha!

He won his 2 championships in the 'Jordan era', so you could say that he is the second best only to Jordan - BillCipher

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163Hossein Rezazadeh

He is a kind of huge, strong and cute guy

164Andrew Flintoff
165Dhyan Chand

No other player can play like him

Hockey ka jadugar, the magician of hockey, even Hitler was his fan...
He was one man army

166Rod Laver

Has to be rated as the greatest tennis player that ever lived due to his record spanning both the amateur and professional eras. He was also the first athlete to earn a Million dollars. His most outstanding feat among a list of many is making two grand slams in two eras, that in itself is insupassable. Rocket Rod you're the man of tennis. As for the greatest athlete of all time then you can't go past Jim Thorpe. To even contemplate anyone else shows a complete lack of understanding of the task set.

167Luis Tiant
168Dennis Rodman
169Mia Hamm

Love her and soccer. I also read a book about her at school.

170Ashley Cole
171Danny Welbeck
172CC Sabathia
173Luis SuarezLuis Alberto Suárez Díaz is a Uruguayan professional footballer who plays for Spanish club Barcelona and the Uruguay national team as a striker.
174Thomas MullerThomas Müller is a German professional footballer who plays for Bayern Munich and the Germany national team.
175Ricky Steamboat
176Ayrton SennaAyrton Senna da Silva (21 March 1960 – 1 May 1994) was a Brazilian racing driver who won three Formula One world championships for McLaren in 1988, 1990 and 1991 and is regarded as one of the greatest Formula One drivers of all time. He was killed in an accident while leading the 1994 San Marino Grand ...read more.

Ayrton Senna is the greatest driver of all time. Formula 1 racing can not be imagined without his name. His contribution to his sport was enormous. He proved himself in his short span of life. If he is still with us then nothing can stop him. He was a mercurial genius. He was a great champion and a very good human being. No praise is enough for him. He may have gone, but he will remain in our heart forever. He will always in the same league with Pele, Maradona and other legends.

A demigod in the world of motorsport. People unfamiliar with the sport may not recognize him today, but those who know will acknowledge that his legendary status is comparable to that of Michael Jordan and Muhammad Ali. Shared one of the most epic rivalries is sport-history with Frenchman Alain Prost (world champion 4 times - Senna himself 3 times). Died in '94, he remains the most recent driver to die at the wheel of a Formula One car.

Fact - the Brazilian was way ahead of M. Schu when he crashed at Tamburello, and M. Schu himself regarded Senna as the best driver in History, so there is no reason for him to stay back here

Senna Should be on the top 20 at least!

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177Benny 'The Jet' Urquidez

Isn't he from the movie The Sandlot?

178Abdel Latif Abu Haif

the best swimmer of all times, all over the world
he's the champ

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179Sidney CrosbyV1 Comment
180P. T. Usha
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