Top Ten Most Overrated Athletes

It's not that they aren't great players, they just aren't everything we've been led to believe.

The Top Ten Most Overrated Athletes

1 David Beckham David Robert Joseph Beckham is an English retired professional footballer. He played for Manchester United, Preston North End, Real Madrid, Milan, LA Galaxy, Paris Saint-Germain and the England national team, for which he held the appearance record for an outfield player until 2016.

David Beckham didn't date an American pop singer. He dated & then married a British pop singer now fashion designer, Victoria Beckham.

He was a amazing football player, but he's a bit overrated. Don't get me wrong though, I love him (as a athlete)

Totally overrated. He was a fine player but come on, he never had any superstar runs like they said of him as. He couldn't play like pele or any dominant soccer superstar. Compare him to the soccer legends and living legends like Messi'. Beckham doesn't stand a chance against anyone in legacy or greatness. - NBASuperstar35

Saw an article in People magazine that mentioned him, his epitaph was "king of soccer. " I'm sorry, but from the games I've seen, while he's a decent player, he is not among the best, and is FAR from being "king. " He's had 17 international goals, which isn't shabby, but then there's Messi who has had 32 international goals, and doesn't allow himself to be bought and sold amongst teams. He's filthy rich and dated an American pop singer, so I can see where the affinity comes from, but at the end of the day he's an average player, and it upsets me that anyone would think to call him the king of soccer. PSG would be fine without him.

2 Shaquille O'Neal Shaquille Rashaun O'Neal, nicknamed Shaq, is a retired American professional basketball player who is currently an analyst on the television program Inside the NBA. He is known for his fun, friendly personality, and is one of the most beloved athletes of all time.

He's awesome! Why is he on here? - Alpha101

Shaq Daddy is a 7'1", 325 pound dunk machine. In the paint he is an absolute beast, but outside of seven feet he is all but worthless. We all know of his free throw woes over the years. And don't tell me about how big his hands are compared to the ball. All NBA players have large hands. Shaq has hit less then 3 game winning shots in his career and can't shoot free throws. So in a close game in the fourth quarter he is more of a liability then an asset. He has never won a championship without a superstar guard to compliment his game.

Shaq is legit, he was good with his skill set. Sure he could have built a city with all them bricks at the free throw line but he knew his strengths and maximised them. He ain't top 10 in scoring for being a chump.

Is Shaq on this list because he doesn't meet the ultra-liberal expectations of an African-American celebrity? "Most overrated", seriously?

3 Michelle Wie

So overhyped. Famous for her long drives but not even close to being number one on the tour - and what is the difference if you can drive the ball a mile but it doesn't go where you want it. Like the pilot to the passengers good news and bad - the bad news is that we are lost - the good news is we are making good time. After the win at the 2014 open she goes on tour to all the shows - hasn't come close to winning again - probably should have stayed home and work on her game. Finally, she always seems to have an excuse why things don't go well. Hip problem, ankle injury, bee sting, heat exhaustion, wrist injury - should include fading talent. It's very possible that, with the current talent on the tour, she may never win again. But the sponsors still line up.

Michelle Wie is famous because of her age and the fact she can hit the golf ball an impressive distance. People followed her the first few years because she could hit it as far or farther than many men (not all women are weaklings some are quite strong) That is indeed impressive but other than distance she has proven nothing. I have no problem with her competing against the men if she chooses but wouldn't it make sense to actually win a few tournaments against other women before you do that. - hardrockfanatic

Definitely M Wie is overrated. There any number of female golfers who have outplayed her over the course of her career. I also think there are a number of golfers who, given the huge advantages the MW has been given, could have played just as well if not better. I think that one of the biggest problems with MW is has been that she has never been in full control of her game, there has always a team of people with her even when she was an amateur. Watch what happens when she gets in trouble on a hole, it takes her forever to figure it out what to do and usually her caddy has to be the one to decide and take the blame if it doesn't work.

She sucks. It's a joke she was thinking of playing on the men's tour. She can barely play on her tour. On another note, Terrel Owens isn't overrated, he is an amazing athlete. - Cbatower

4 Pelé

Pele sucks because 400 of his goals are against friendlies and against horrible teams

Surprising to see pele at number 2... I mean, have you ever seen a more self-professed legend ever laugh out loud! He should be ahead right at no. 1 on this list... Agree to most of the comments about him about him playing in the days when soccer was not of as high a quality as what it became late - oldcorsair20

I think Pele was the best footballer of his time but he is for sure not the best footballer of all time. All of these guys (Zinedine Zidane, Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Ronaldinho, Johan Cruyff), they were professional footballers when the level of football was too high. Also, all of these played in great clubs like Barcelona, Manchester United, Real Madrid, something Pele didn't. Pele was part of Santos a team where you can make the difference if you have a talent. Just overrated!

Definitely... This guy is extremely jealous of Maradona's popularity among football fans all over the world... Always coming to hide under the protection of the all mighty and all corrupted FIFA organization

5 Terrell Owens Terrell Eldorado Owens is an American football wide receiver who played for the Seattle Seahawks, San Francisco 49ers, and Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League.

This is overrated athletes, not annoying celebrities/athletes, if you base off what he thinks of himself, yes he is over rated. But if you base off what people say about him, he isn't. He is an amazing athlete, or was in his prime, but he shouldn't be on this list. And shaq isn't over rated. He isn't the best of all time (no one said he was) but he is an amazing player. People are just jealous of the fact that he was born big.

All talk. If it wasn't for his attitude and drugs maybe he wouldn't have made it on this list, but an athlete's most important body part is his brain, followed by his heart, and then his other muscles. TO is KO'd.

This guy is a loser who has nothing to do but dump popcorn on his face & show off! He annoys me so badly... I'm glad that the cowboys got rid of him! What I'm wondering now is where he is now?

Yeah, he's good. But that mouth just ruins it. - sailor86

6 Eli Manning Elisha Nelson "Eli" Manning is an American football quarterback for the New York Giants of the National Football League. He is the younger brother of former NFL quarterback Peyton Manning.

2 super bowl wins 7th in both passing yards and tds, deserves to be in the hall but shouldn't be talked about as much as being a hall of fame talent.

Eli Manning is overrated because the only reason he won two Super Bowl rings over the Patriots is because their defense sucks. He couldn't even beat the Redskins and only shows up in the playoffs. I would like to see him face a defense like the Ravens and see how bad he plays. - redsox123456789

Getting to the playoffs doesn't mean anything? And as for his Super Bowl rings, he beat his opponent. That's what you're supposed to do to earn the reward. - Billyv

Sucks in comparison to Peyton and won 2 super bowls. Rings don't show how good a player is it's how good the team is. Football is a team sport if you haven't noticed.

I live in new jersey and so many giants fans think he is one of the best players in the league. At his prime he was maybe a slightly above average quarterback.

7 Kobe Bryant Kobe Bryant (1978 - 2020) was an American retired professional basketball player. He played his entire 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association. Kobe Bryant has won 5 NBA championships with the Lakers and was the all-time leading scorer in Lakers franchise history. more.

Over-hyped and can't carry a team the way Michael Jordan, Shaq, Tim Duncan (although Duncan had help with David Robinson/Ginobili/Parker), Allen Iverson, Charles Barkley, Hakeem Olajuwan, Dwyane Wade, or LeBron James, or even Patrick Ewing to Finals appearances. But wait, he has 5 rings. Every one of those rings Kobe was the sidekick. He won those MVPs because he got a lot of points off of single coverage because the #1 option was Bynum/Gasol down low. Their length was the main strength of the back to back titles. When they didn't have Bynum in 2008, they got crushed by the Celtics. Also, Kobe doesn't have a signature playoff series. You can't compare a player to Jordan when he has Shaq, and old Karl Malone and Gary Payton, and he still loses to the Detroit Pistons. Kobe led teams also get beat by 25-35 points multiple times in playoff series. Because he gives up on his team, and his team gets sick of playing with him because he wants to put up numbers and get all of the glory. It's ...more

You needed to single out Duncan as having help as if the others you mention didn't? Nonsense. - Billyv

Shaq won 3 for him. Paul Gasol never got the credit he deserved, even though he was in his prime when He and Kobe won the titles. Always was the right-hand man during the lakers' championship runs. Whenever he had no help, the lakers were terrible. Also I don't think Lebron is better than Kobe, but stats say so. Lebron is better in almost every scoring stat. People think Jordan vs. Kobe is a great matchup. If they think Jordan destroying Kobe is a great matchup, then they're wrong. Everyone says Kobe is in the top ten, he probably barely makes the top twenty. If I made a typo, it is because of auto correct.

Would be fine with all this but we have now lost him so can barely read this anymore - FefeCat

One dimensional scorer, who doesn't have a signature playoff game. His team has plenty of playoff wins, but Phil Jackson, Shaq, Gasol and Bynum have always been the main reason the Lakers won titles. He has relied on ESPN to make his case for him, as the NBA cannot run away from the Jordan comparison when it comes to shooting guards with any sort of similarity.

In 2005, when Kobe didn't have an elite big man or the greatest coach in Phil Jackson, Kobe couldn't even lead his team to the playoffs. They were only 34-48. This proves that Kobe needs an elite big man and Phil Jackson to succeed. He can't lead a team on his own. Also, his clutch percentage is only 32%.

8 LeBron James LeBron Raymone James is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association. LeBron has played for the Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat, and the Lakers.

he's a small todler compared to guys like shaq, kobe, magic and mj

LeBron James should have been number one because even people who don't even like basketball know who he is. I'm not saying he's a bad basketball player but everybody makes him seem like a god.

Has always played with at least 2 superstars! He played with Wade, Bosh, AND Allen! Now he's with Love and Kyrie and still can't win a championship with them...seriously? Turn down a notch with this guy

Ridiculous. Cleveland had other superstars with him? And which players were superstars while with him on the Heat? None. - Billyv

Espn practically worships him

9 Danica Patrick Danica Sue Patrick is an American professional racing driver. She is the most successful woman in the history of American open-wheel racing—her victory in the 2008 Indy Japan 300 is the only female win in an IndyCar Series race.

Not strong enough to handle the heavier car and the contact in sprint car

Her career is basically built on the fact that she's pretty and can get sponsors.

If she was ugly you would never have heard of her. She is just a marketing tool.

Danica Patrick isn't even an athlete. She drives a car in a circle 500 times, there's nothing athletics. - IAS1632

10 Scottie Pippen Scottie Maurice Pippen is an American retired professional basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association.

I mean, I am very sure this man cannot win 6 rings without Jordan, not even one. He Only averaged more than 20 points per game 3 times his career, and choked away a 3-1 lead against the eventual champion Kobe & Shaq led Lakers, which was the biggest choke of all time before the 2016 Warriors choked a 3-1 against the Cavaliers in the NBA Finals. This man is a great defender, but people act like he was a great offensive player too because of the Jordan effect. - NBALists2049

He took the backseat for jordan and the bulls. He was a great defender and shot 50% from the field. If he want his numbers to go up he could've taken like five extra shots. When jordan left to play baseball, scottie pippen carried his team to the ecf and came third in mvp voting.

He is overrated he got on the dream team instead of Isaiah Thomas.

The answer to your question is that Michael Jordan was so great that he earned two spots on the NBA's 50 greatest players list, one for himself and one for Scottie.

The Contenders

11 Cristiano Ronaldo Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro is a Portuguese professional footballer who plays as a forward for Italian club Juventus and the Portugal national team.

He is a great player with great numbers , but diving , lack of quality dribbling & depending mainly on penalties & Tap_ins to score goals make him the most overrated player of all time .

the golden boy, once again doodoo only good because his opponents enen more doogs

Scores a few goals against crappy teams but doesn't do anything other than lose the ball when his team needs him

"He gets the ball, tries to dribble past Galas loses the ball and is too lazy to chase the ball back.

12 Joe Namath Joseph William Namath, nicknamed "Broadway Joe", is a former American football quarterback and actor.

wofule stats, doesn't deserve to be in the hall, infact if it werent for the garentee he wouldn't be there

173 TD passes, 220 INTs, completion percentage of 50.1%. Hardly the career stat line of a football legend.

Terrible stats. Screw the guarantee, he should not be in the hall of fame because of that game. - SgtPeppersz196715

Terrible from a statistically point of view. He's known for beating the Colts in Super Bowl 3. I say so what? The Jets defense won Super Bowl 3! Namath did not throw a touchdown and the Jets only scored 16 points.

13 Babe Ruth George Herman Ruth Jr., better known as Babe Ruth, was an American professional baseball player whose career in Major League Baseball spanned 22 seasons, from 1914 through 1935.

714 home runs is nothing to BS about, but the guy was a fat drunk who could hardly run. Sure, he was pretty dang good when he pitched, but then the stardom got to him. For his time he was God, and some still see him that way, but the time have changed folks.

He isn't underrated he hit 714 home runs and the balls back then were squishy so its was way harder to hit the ball

Played against only white players who had other jobs in the winter and didn't even work out. Please. Good for his time, but one of the most overrated. Old people just can't get over the fact he played against mostly just average white guys.

Athletes need to be compared to the competition and in their time period. The Babe out-homered teams. - Billyv

Even people who aren't fans of baseball know who Babe Ruth is. - htoutlaws2012

14 Mike Tyson Michael Gerard Tyson (born June 30, 1966) is an American former professional boxer who competed from 1985 to 2005. He reigned as the undisputed world heavyweight champion and holds the record as the youngest boxer to win a heavyweight title at 20 years, four months and 22 days old.

His poor mother was chucked down the stairs and he bit of someones ear off this guy is mad and annoying.

Mike was great, really, he was. But he was massively overrated. The excuses his fanboys make over him losing:

Buster Douglas: He wasn't focused, he was on drugs!
Evander Holyfield: He went to prison, he was high!
Lennox Lewis: He wasn't in his prime, Lewis ducked him for years!

He just lost, deal with it.

Great puncher, yes. Great boxer, no. Tyson wouldn't have stood a chance against the best boxers in their prime.

Tyson fought mostly average boxers and when he did fight elite boxers he lost. Someone list 5 elite boxers he beat? - Sabbath

15 Ronaldinho Ronaldo de Assis Moreira, commonly known as Ronaldinho or Ronaldinho Gaúcho, is a retired Brazilian footballer.

He's slow but probably the best skilled player ever.

I don't see any reason why ronaldinho is on the list

I think in 2007 he was at his best and was the best but than he started loosing his skill

He's not slow mate and at his peak he was the best player in the world

16 Stephen Curry Wardell Stephen Curry II is an American professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association. Many players and analysts have called him the greatest shooter in NBA history. He is one of the most beloved, as well as hated, stars in the NBA today.

In my list he's the 8th best in the nba right now. There are so many little kids that somehow think he's better than Jordan, its mind-blowing how good they think he is. He is the best shooter of all time. Shooter. That's it. He does few other things at an elite level.

You can't say someone's your favourite basketball player just because they're the point guard of the team that just won the championship. That's stupidity. - yaygiants16

THANK YOU! Curry is just another player that people bandwagon - KingSlayer93316

Very overrated... LIKE VERY

Very overrated

17 Manny Pacquiao Emmanuel Dapidran Pacquiao is a Filipino professional boxer and politician, currently serving as a Senator of the Philippines. He currently ranks #4 in BoxRec's ranking of the greatest pound for pound boxers of all time.

Overrated? Probably. Mostly because boxing is in a lull right now and no one really cares about boxing in general. The only decent fighters out there for him are all over 30. Plus, the stigma of possible PED usage seems to be a real one. I really don't like Floyd Mayweather, but if Manny is a good as he says he is, why does the blood test matter? Someone's covering something up.


He is waay overrated! He robbed Marquez... more then three times? How does that show integrity and honor? What a fake!

18 Tim Tebow Timothy Richard Tebow is an American professional baseball outfielder in the New York Mets organization and a former professional American football player in the National Football League.

He prays to Jesus all the time and everyone thinks he's God! Come on people! He's not 'superman' either. Come on people! Peyton Manning and Brady are the greats-this guy is an over rated bible basher!

The reason he was popular because tebowing are you kidding he can't even make a 10 yard pass

his nickname is Superman people. Come On!

Seriously. This guy sucks.

19 Micheal Jordan

He is one of the best players. Seriously? Why is he even on this list? ///

This is a cruel joke right? - htoutlaws2012

When you sneezed in his directions, refs gave this bastard two free throw attempts.

Yup great answer

20 Alex Rodriguez Alexander Emmanuel Rodriguez, nicknamed "A-Rod", is an American former professional baseball shortstop and third baseman. He played 22 seasons in Major League Baseball for the Seattle Mariners, Texas Rangers, and New York Yankees.

I was at an 09 World Series game in Philly (Go Philly! ) and we changed


He might be good, but he is normally considered better then he is. - Baltimore1993

He did bang Cameron Diaz, so he's got that.

He wouldn't even be recognized if he didn't use steroids

21 Emmitt Smith Emmitt James Smith III is a former college and professional American football running back who became the National Football League's all-time leading rusher during his fifteen seasons in the league during the 1990s and 2000s.

Good runner, great offensive line. Most running backs would be happy to line up behind four different pro bowl linemen in a career but in the 1995 Super Bowl Emmitt had four pro bowlers in front of him at once. And that doesn't count the pro bowl full back blowing up the holes, the pro bowl tight end drawing the attention of the linebackers, or the pro bowl quarterback and wide receiver keeping the secondary honest. Half the backs in the league would have put up hall of fame numbers in a setup like that.

He has to be the most overrated running back of all time. Imagine Barry Sanders behind that line or Walter Payton... I mean come on anybody could break records with 4 all star caliber lineman blocking for you.

Has no highlight reel. Watch Earl Campbell footage for comparison. Emmitt was slower and smaller than most running backs in his combine class. He had good vision and awareness.

Cause it took him forever to beat the record for most yards in career okay sure. - htoutlaws2012

22 Allen Iverson Allen Ezail Iverson is an American retired professional basketball player who played for 14 seasons in the National Basketball Association.

His teams haven't ever won jack. He scored a lot of points in his career because he heaves up a lot of shots (42 career shooter). His turnovers-to-assists ration (3.6 to 6.2) has got to be one of the worst EVER for a point guard. Hurts his team more than helps.

What you just said maid no sense he had NO ONE on his team exept for a old center he didn't past the ball because his hole team was so bad they could barely make anything in. the reason why he turned over the ball so much is because he had to get all the points for his team. on of the greatest basketball players of all time

A shooting guard who could really score. Needed some real help though to get to that next level.

BALL HOG... plain and simple. MY grandma could score 30 points a game too if she shot the ball like iverson.

23 Tiger Woods Eldrick Tont "Tiger" Woods is an American professional golfer who is among the most successful golfers of all time.

Oh please - greatest of all time? Real golfers and knowledgeable fans know that Nicklaus is the greatest of all time! Tiger is only the most popular of all time - Thankyou cable and idiot fans who couldn't hit a golf ball with a baseball bat! There is nothing more infuriating than "fans" at sporting events who gush over athletes yet know nothing about the sport and have never participated in the sport - Don't even get me started on the "luck" factor that he has enjoyed! Hits a ball onto the clubhouse roof - no penalty incurred because it wasn't deemed OB! Fans allowed to move a rock (excuse me, BOULDER, deemed loose impediment! ) - I rest my case. Play the game fans before anointing someone THE GREATEST!

He was on pace to be the greatest of all time, but something sure happened. His skills didn't go downhill, they fell off a cliff. I'm sure his knee issues enter into it, but it seems like it's at least partly psychological as well.

All he does is play golf... he might be the greatest golf player of all time... but how "athletic" do you have to be to play golf... his caddy does more heavy lifting than he does. there's a lot of better athletes than him.

Golfer aren't really athletes. Old people and celebs play golf to relax :P

24 Russell Wilson Russell Carrington Wilson is an American football quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League.

No, I don't think so. Terrific leader, another one with a great future.

25 Tony Romo Antonio Ramiro Romo is an American football television analyst and former quarterback who played 14 seasons with the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League.

He was going to call you guys to let you know he was offense to be on this list... But it got intercepted and returned for a touchdown

"Choke" the official soft drink of Tony Romo

These are all American

Master of choking in critical moments

26 Michael Vick Michael Dwayne Vick (born June 26, 1980) is a former American football quarterback who played 13 seasons in the National Football League, primarily with the Atlanta Falcons and the Philadelphia Eagles. He played college football at Virginia Tech and was selected by the Falcons as the first overall pick more.

Was a cancer for the Falcons. With a stable quaterback in Matt Ryan they have been a very good team. Vick only won because of weak competion in that divison and once New Orleans and Tampa finally stepped Atlanta became an under 500 team. He had lots of turnovers as well. But still people act like he was such a great quaterback when he was the international symbol for mediocrity. - Chris-1

Really what has he accomplished in his career besides become the cockiest player in the nfl second only to desean jackson and abuse dogs. Tim Tebow is pretty over rated too( ooh a whole 5 touch downs, most of which he ran two yards into the endzone) What's next is vick going to abuse the eagles mascot too?

Never was the impact player everyone expected before his career went to the dogs

I heard he is the MVP of the Prison League and the Dog Fighting league - Crazydudewithabeard

27 Cam Newton Cameron Jerrell Newton is an American football quarterback for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League.

I can see it's been awhile since anyone's made an entry here. It's 2016, and Cam's 15-1 Panthers just lost the Super Bowl to the Denver Broncos. Despite the setback, I think Cam is tremendously gifted, made great strides this year, and has a great future ahead of him.

Yea more turnovers than touchdowns and his team is 1-6. Worst QB in a declining league screw him screw the panthers and screw Auburn's' cheating ass for paying him

Hey, what's with the hate? Screw the haters! I'm pretty sure there are teams worse than the Carolina Panthers! The Carolina Panthers would be more worse without him.

Okay rookie season and a great 2015 season and still has plenty of more years to go and this is only the beginning. - htoutlaws2012

28 Johnny Manziel Jonathan Paul Manziel is an American professional Canadian football quarterback for the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League. He was drafted by the NFL's Cleveland Browns with the 22nd overall pick of the 2014 NFL Draft. Towards the end of the 2015 season, Manziel endured numerous scandals, more.

When he made his first start for the Cleveland Browns, it was deja vu of him 2 years ago of him running around people. He still sees it as college ball. There is a clear difference between college and professional. In college, it mostly works when you run around a guy. In professionals, defensive ends are not naïve, and do not miss tackles of a QB sneak. Also, if you want to be a professional quarterback then you have to use your arm more often than your feet. Manziel just might as well just become a running back if he wans to use his feet more.

I don't know if he ever was ever rated that highly by anyone but the media. He's pretty much done now, unless another World Football League pops up or something.

ESPN won't Shut up about him. Stop it already his gone leave em be never bring him up again. - htoutlaws2012

This clown should be on top of the list

29 John Cena John Felix Anthony Cena Jr. (/ˈsiːnə/; born April 23, 1977) is an American professional wrestler, rapper, actor, and reality television show host signed to WWE, where he is assigned to the SmackDown brand. more.

Entertainer. Not a wrestler. It is called WWE, World Wrestling Entertainment, but at the same time I do believe all of the other so called "greats" have actually been able to wrestle; he really can't. Everything he does is so original and boing. That's why the young kids love him, but anyone who's through puberty knows he's not too good.

Just a packet of Fruity Pebbles! Cena is a great Superstar but he is too commercial! The WWE do their best to always keep Cena as the fans Favourite!

Not even the best at wrestling, yet everyone treats him like a god. - 3DG20

He's NOT the strongest! He thinks that he's better than The Rock but I don't believe his B/S because he lost so bad to a giant wrestler that The Rock had to save him from dying! The Rock is better than this guy

I agree. The Rock is better at promos and at wrestling in general. Dwayne can bury John when it comes to every wrestling skill - KingSlayer93316

30 Randy Moss Randy Gene Moss is a former American football wide receiver who played 14 seasons in the National Football League.

... a wide reciever cant really have great numbers if the quarterback is unable to throw the ball within a 5 yard radius of you. QB would be destroyed by the time Moss would get downfield

Odd one for me yes he started off great but when he went to the Raiders, then back to his original team he was just finished. - htoutlaws2012

he is doing really bad with the raiders right now for 2 seasons

31 Barry Bonds Barry Lamar Bonds is an American former professional baseball left fielder who played 22 seasons in Major League Baseball with the Pittsburgh Pirates and San Francisco Giants.

all time home run leader how could you put him on the list? oh, wait, he yook steroids and tebow is a better baseball player than him

Yeahh, I'd be a great athlete too if I waz drugged up on steroids. This guy isn't that much of a superman without his powers. - thelegacy

Barry Bonds SUCKS! He only broke the record becouse he took steroids - Go9ers

if u use steriods for competition you are a worthless human being and should be banned forever, not be allowed to chase a record that a decent man created. He should be tarred and feathered and run out of town

32 Yao Ming Yao Ming is a Chinese basketball executive and retired professional basketball player who played for the Shanghai Sharks of the Chinese Basketball Association and the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association.

Your just racist Yao Ming deserves more credit. He has a soft shooting touch for a really tall guy

What are you guys talking about he owns the paint defensive and offensive. he could post you up drive up or hit a jumper or pass. and on defense not even shaq could stop his defense he owned the paint you would get blocked almost every time unless you dunk its

Hes not aggressive enough he will be open under the hoop at 7ft 6 and lay it up or put down a soft one hes a tall lump of dough

he's just tall and duhhhhh - jwileson

33 Donovan McNabb Donovan Jamal McNabb is a former American football quarterback who played in the National Football League for thirteen seasons.

I'm and eagles fan and he's one of the best players in team history but he still gets too much hype in the land of the cheesesteaks

Great QB, that is if you like QBs who choke in the postseason and can't stay healthy. But hey, his mom makes a great bowl of Chunky's Soup!

really sucks bad cant win in the post season

I like him more then Bradford at least McNabb got em to a SB. - htoutlaws2012

34 Dirk Nowitzki Dirk Werner Nowitzki is a German professional basketball player for the Dallas Mavericks of the National Basketball Association.

Dirk was the start of this revolution of the big man being a jump shooter rather than a rebounder. He could score from anywhere and is still so productive despite his age and declining athleticism. Defensively was a bit of a hole for him but you can't have it all. Heck MJ's 3ball was inconsistent for years.


Dirk is amazing he doesn't miss a shot and he might not have good defense but he is seven feet tall so he can still block. look up him vs lebron lebron got so frustrated he started crying.

All he does is shoot the ball, everything else he sucks at

35 Peyton Manning Peyton Williams Manning is a former American football quarterback who played 18 seasons in the National Football League for the Indianapolis Colts and Denver Broncos.

I think Peyton has good arm strength and accuracy, but like others here have said, he's not much a quarterback without his line and receivers. It took quite a while for the Colts to get really good with him. They nearly went undefeated in 2005 and couldn't make the Super Bowl.

One other point that I think goes unstated about every quarterback in today's NFL: Good passing is mistakenly sold as good quarterbacking. None of these greenies could hold a candle to Unitas or Staubach. Hell, few of today's quarterbacks have ever put themselves into the line of fire!

Ya motha ohh whata expect I'm from Brooklyn. And you ain't nuthin without ya wide-recievers ya bum bet you can't even see yah feet ya fat drunk. He's a bum he's a wiseguy and I'm from Brooklyn OHH whatya expect he's no good son of saint (pun intended his dad played for the saints). He's nothing without his o-line either he's nuthin I tell you nothing get outta here. I betcha I could out run him and I'm a 300 lb drunk from Brooklyn who lives with his grandma - ChrisHenry

Shows class at times, but is way overblown by the media. His Broncos just won the Super Bowl for his second SB win, but frankly he had very little to do with it. Look up the "controversy" section in the Wikipedia article about him and you'll see he isn't always the "class act" that the dopey sports media always make him out to be. And those dopey Papa John's ads that are supposed to be funny make my skin crawl.

I just don't see why everyone thinks he is so good - PinkLemonade

36 Klay Thompson Klay Alexander Thompson is an American professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association.

He shouldn't be an all star - Htown3ball

Jk he is an amazing shooter and defender - Htown3ball

37 Tom Brady Thomas Edward Patrick Brady, Jr., is an American football quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League. Brady is known for being the only quarterback in history to win 6 Super Bowls, and is often considered one of the best quarterbacks of all time. Brady is also frequently more.

Tom Brady is not only the most overrated QB, he is the most overrated player. About 48 percent of his passing yards were gained by the recievers after the catch. He has had great defenses and the best coach of all time, or did he? Maybe if Bill didn't have all the defensive plays of opposing teams, Brady wouln't be jack! Rodney Harrison said it best, so all you Patriot fans put that in your pipe and smoke it! - 669606b

Tom Brady was a good passer before Moss, but when Moss came he threw 50 TD passes, 23 to Moss. In 2004 Peyton Manning had three receivers have over 1,000 receiving yards and 10 TD. Everybody says Manning is nothing without his receivers and offensive line. Brady without Moss and his o-line is nothing. Also Manning plays with a defense that can't stop the run at all. - HawkEye

Check down Charlie, really nothing special to me. This guy would be awful on any other team and any other top 5 QB (Manning, Rogers, Brees) would flourish much more as the Pats QB than Brady. Glorified system quarterback, hit me with the "6 rings" argument all you want. Those are Belichicks rings.

I'm sorry but when I see him pass 10 yards away from his receiver with no pressure I really wonder. He's good but definitely not elite or incredible.

38 Reggie Bush Reginald Alfred "Reggie" Bush Jr. is an American football running back who is currently on the Buffalo Bills roster.

Reggie still thinks he is playing college ball, you can't run around everyone dude, you have to occasionally run through them. I don't agree with a lot of these though. I mean Kobe and MJ, are you kidding me, two of the greatest champions and all around players ever. Jerry Rice I really couldn't believe, he is one of the best to ever play the sport, he had an AMAZING work ethic, and a great pair of hands. Peyton, say what you want about him, but all he does is win, the only thing I could say about him is he often chokes in a big moment. - steelerfan_1743

most over rated player ever. This guy only has a 3.7 yard average since he got drafted as a hiseman.(2nd overall), getting paid 10mil/yar. SHOW ME REGGIE

The only time he was good when it counts is with the Saints. everywhere else he wasn't as good I mean Dolphins sucked, Lions after 2 seasons gone, 49ers on his way out soon yea overrated. - htoutlaws2012

39 Muhammad Ali Muhammad Ali (January 17th 1942 - June 3rd 2016) was an American former professional boxer . He was generally considered among the greatest heavyweights in the history of the sport.

He was good and fast, but not "The Greatest". There is no "Greatest", that was all PR from Ali. I hate it how boxing became a religious thing. All Ali fans think that a prime Ali was unbeatable and the best boxer ever. How the heck could an "average Joe" fighter Henry Cooper hurt him in his prime? And a medium fighter like Ken Norton beat him? And there's where all the excuses start from the Ali religion. It's like the Tyson fans who have 1000 excuses why he lost to Holyfield and Buster Douglas.

I know he's on the list but I've got MORE to add
He's a pussy, he was never hit (I know that's good) but he ran away from them and hit with pathetic jabs on the back of their head. Luck? NO! He fought bad boxers, fat and slow, and they were scared of him because of this!. Roy Jones Jr (younger, lighter and apparently "weaker") would beat him. Heavyweight has no strategy in my opinion.

He was a amazing self promoter and all that pointless junk but he didn't have great mechanics and he drugged foreman before that fight. Just look at how foreman went down I knew something was up the first time I saw the fight. Not the best fighter at all top 10 or so but come ne. Him and tyson are the 2 most overrated. Tyson is 88 on my top 100 and ali is 11. - Chris-1

He was a tall coward. All he did was dance a round and hit you with jabs. Pound for pound Joe Luis was a better boxer and person then ali. I mean every body remembers the frazier vs ali 2 and 3 but who won this first match. Answer frazier.

40 Manny Ramirez Manuel S. "Manny" Ramírez is an American football guard for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League.
41 LaMarcus Aldridge LaMarcus Nurae Aldridge is an American professional basketball player for the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association.

Why is he even on this list? confusion

42 Vince Carter Vincent Lamar "Vince" Carter is an American professional basketball player for the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association.

He can dunk and take awful shot selctions and remember a honey dip, windmill, through the legs or dunk over a seven footer is only worth 2points.

Just flashy not a all around player. Guys like him are horrible for your team they ruin the chemistry and they take up tons of cap so you cant afford to bring in anyone. - Chris-1

I'm from toronto so you should know why I voted for him

also he fakes injuries - kkk_sucks

All he does is dunk. Barry Bonds is not overrated. - Chezlovakian

43 Sidney Crosby Sidney Patrick Crosby ONS (born August 7, 1987) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player who currently serves as captain of the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League.

So hurt that he couldn't skate in last ten minutes of stanley cup final but celebrated and skated just fine after the game was over... No heart and bad leader

he's a crybaby if he can't take a hit the what is he doing in the game

If you can't score in the 2013 round 3 against the Boston Bruins it is Sidney Crosby the bruins are ok compared to Pittsburg and they got swept. I'm a bruins fan and in game 1 after the end of the 2nd period picking on Tuckkaa Rask You did not let me score or do anything. Rask backtalks and Crosby 2 seconds later picks a fight with the 6'11 255 pound Zedeno Chara and Crosby is 5'11 200 pounds.

He's one of the best in the NHL but is compared to Wayne Gretzky , I don't think so!

44 Tim Duncan Timothy Theodore "Tim" Duncan is an American professional basketball player who has played his entire career for the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association.

Oh no Tim is booksmart and y’all acting like he didn’t win 3 championships with Kawhi

45 Antoine Walker

Walker's entire career is based on the "even a blind squirrel find an acorn once in a while" premise. The dude has a lifetime, standing still with no one in his face, foul shot percentage of less than 65% but still felt compelled to heave up over 580 3-pointer per season during a three year stretch before Boston showed him the door.

holds the record for most missed 3's in a game.

46 Lionel Messi Lionel Andrés "Leo" Messi is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a forward for Spanish club Barcelona. He is also known as one of the greatest football players of all time. He was born in Rosario, Argentina on June 24th, 1987.

Messi is a great player that can do almost everything but he needs players around him to play the Catalunya style inorder for him to be effective.. He doesn't cope well when his teammate do not play according to his strenghs, which makes him overrated for a player called the best in history.. He fails to be effective for Argentina despite having the most talented individuals surrounding him

Messi is the best because he knows when to score and he is the king of dribbling so he dribbles through everybody and scores

He can't do anything with Argentina what about where he got to the final and golden ball in the 2014 we as well as numerous other huge accolades

So right now he has been the best player in the world for 2015 easily probably the best ever and xavis gone and iniesta snot as good as he used to be

47 Wilt Chamberlain Wilton Norman "Wilt" Chamberlain was an American basketball player . He was born on August 21, 1936 in Philadelphia and died on October 12, 1999 in Los Angeles due to heart failure . more.

played in a much easier era.. he would have neva scored 50 points a game or a 100 in one game against the 90's knicks defense or the bulls.. even michael couldn't do it - beexDaRrYl97

Defense was actually ever good back then offense was bad get your facts straight

48 Pete Rose

Actually, I liked Pete rose as a hitter. Perhaps his fielding was not so spectacular that people would put him on this list.

How can the all-time hits leader be overrated?

49 Michael Sam Michael Alan Sam, Jr. (born January 7, 1990) is a former American football defensive end. He played college football for the University of Missouri and was drafted by the St. Louis Rams of the National Football League (NFL) in the seventh round of the 2014 NFL draft. more.
50 Ricky Hatton

How on earth is Ricky hatton overrated? nobody liked him and he almost beat Floyd weather the only reason why he lost is because he kept leading with his head lost his balance and tripped. The pictures you see of him today is because he had problems and after losing which he was 36-0 at the time he started to eat and was thinking about killing himself he lost to pac man beat him because he was depressed. And he knocked out almost ever opponents he faced.

very overrated, manny pacquiao is not overrated, those jealous, ignorant, elitists don't give a chance for pacman - ronluna

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