Most Intense Competitors in Sports History


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1Muhammad AliMuhammad Ali was an American former professional boxer. He was generally considered among the greatest heavyweights in the history of the sport.

Ali's intensity came through in countless ways. It showed itself in his performances, in his interviews and in his adherence to his beliefs. - anthonybecerra831

2Kevin GarnettKevin Maurice Garnett is an American professional basketball player for the Minnesota Timberwolves of the National Basketball Association.
3Michael JordanMichael Jeffrey Jordan, also known by his initials, MJ, is an American retired professional basketball player.

Michael Jordan's intensity pours through his singular focus of winning... at everything. - anthonybecerra831

4Pat Tillman

Pat Tillman gave up the NFL out of an intense sense of duty to his country in light of the September 11th attacks. Tillman decided to join the Army. - anthonybecerra831

5Jack Lambert

maniacal intensity on the field set the gold standard for all NFL defensive players. - anthonybecerra831

6Larry BirdLarry Joe Bird is an American retired professional basketball player who played for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association.

a pioneer in the game of basketball in many ways. - anthonybecerra831

7Jackie Robinson

displayed what can only be called a reverse intensity. - anthonybecerra831

8Jake LaMotta

When the movie is titled after your nickname, "Raging Bull, " there is no doubt you're intense. - anthonybecerra831

9Ray LewisRaymond Anthony Lewis Jr. is a former American football linebacker who played his entire 17-year career for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League.

Ray Lewis has been tormenting NFL offenses since he first stepped onto the field in 1996. - anthonybecerra831

10Lee Murray

Murray was a feared MMA fighter with a thunderous punch. He was as intense outside the ring as he was in it. - anthonybecerra831

The Contenders

11Dick Butkus
12Jerry Sloan
13John McEnroe
14Tiger WoodsEldrick Tont "Tiger" Woods is an American professional golfer who is among the most successful golfers of all time.
15Lance Armstrong
16Rafael Nadal
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