The top five athletes of our time brought to you in a new light.
5. Kobe Bryant
Kobe Bryant went to the NBA straight out of high school and has stayed with the LA Lakers for his entire career. He’s been able to rack up 5 NBA championships and is a 16 time all star. Bryant has also collected two NBA final MVP’s, as well as being the NBA’s most valuable player in 2008. Did I mention he also won two Gold Medals one in 2008 in Beijing and the other in 2012 in London. Kobe Bryant is one of the greatest players of our time, His ability to score and quick wit has earned him a lot of hardware. He has a great work ethic that keeps him at the top even as he grows older and out of his prime.
4. LeBron James
LeBron James has quickly established himself as a household name right after being drafted straight out of High school. He’s a two time NBA champion, two time NBA finals MVP, four times NBA MVP, ten time NBA All-star. As well as one bronze Olympic medal in 2004, and two Gold medals in 2008 Beijing Olympic Games and in 2012 London Olympic Games. LeBron James is really something special to watch, he sores through the air and can hit nearly any shot on the court. Don’t believe me pull up his video where he hits a full court shot against Boston. He’s very talented in many aspects of the game and plays it well. We may see the greatest basketball player of all time in the future right here in LeBron James.
3. Roger Federer
Roger Federer is an tennis player from Switzerland. He’s 32 years old and has already won 17 grand slams can you believe that? With a career record of 951 wins and 220 losses which is beyond impressive. His trophy collection is even more fascinating with 78 career titles including four at the Australian open, one French open, seven at Wimbledon and five US Open grand slams. He also won a silver medal at the Olympic games in 2012. Federer must have an entire room dedicated to all of his accomplishments. He also has eight career titles in doubles with a record of 126-85 and a Gold medal in 2008 Olympics for doubles.
2. Michael Phelps
Michael Phelps is the most decorated Olympic swimmer of all time. He has racked up 22 medals 18 of those being gold medals. He won 8 of those medals in the 2008 Olympic Games. He also broke the record that year for the most first place finishes. In 2012 Phelps would go on to win six medals. Four of those medals were gold and two were silver medals which made him the most decorated Olympian for the third Olympic Games in a row. He’s not just a winner in the pool, but outside of swimming as well. He runs the Michael Phelps Foundation that helps promote a healthier life style to people.
1. Ric Flair
Ric Flair is one of the most Notorious wrestlers of all time. Known as the nature boy and for his signature yell “whooo.” His career has lasted 40+ years He was in the National Wrestling Alliance World Championship Wrestling, World Wrestling Federation later known as World Wrestling Entertainment and Total nonstop Action Wrestling. He was 16 time world heavyweight champion eight time NWA champion six time WCW champion and two time WWF champion. With the other smaller promotions he wrestled in such as Japan Pro Wrestling and Central States Wrestling he claims to be a 21 time Heavy Weight champion. He’s also the only person to be inducted into the WWE Hall Of Fame twice! Yes, you heard that right, two times! First in 2008 for his individual career. And the 2nd time in 2012 for being a member of the Four Horsemen. He was also inducted into the NWA hall of fame in 2008. Can you say “WHOOO!”