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Greatest ATHLETES of All TimeIn order to be considered the greatest athlete of all time, it would help to excell in more than just one sport. Jordan was great in basketball, but so was Chamberlain. Jordan was not that great at golf. Ali was one of the best heavy weight boxers from the 1960s-1970s, but did he retain his championship belt 13 straight years like Joe Louis? Personally, I think Joe Louis was a much better heavy weight boxer than Cassuis Clay. Pound for pound, a much better boxer than Ali is said to be his idol Sugar Ray Robinson.
I believe that the one(s) responsible for putting this up this list is very young. Hell, I did not even see the Williams sisters named in the top 20 anywhere.
Personally, I think Jim Thorpe was the greatest all around athlete of all time. He was good at more than just ONE sport. Unlike Jordan, Ali or even Woods.
It's michael jordan, and it ain't even close! - visitor
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