San Francisco 49ers legend Jerry Rice isn’t one that lacks confidence in himself. He knows where he stands among the best receivers of all-time. He is legitimately the greatest to ever play that position.Apparently, Rice has now decided to take that to the next level and throw down the gauntlet. Up on stage with Charles Barkley recently, and in front of a passionate crowd, Rice proclaimed himself to be the “(expletive) best football player of all-time.” … [Read more...] about Jerry Rice: I’m the best football player of all-time
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Orion Sang Detroit Free Press Published 4:07 p.m. UTC Jun 25, 2018 Join the conversation by using the hashtag #DetroitGOAT on social media. It’s the debate to end all debates — or to start them! Yes, it’s time to decide, once and for all, who’s the best pro athlete in Detroit team history, here in the Tournament of G.O.A.T. A group of Free Press writers and editors got together and ranked the top 16 Pistons, Lions, Red Wings and Tigers, NCAA-bracket style. Windsor: Debating the greatest player in Detroit pro sports team history With how the second round of voting went, it leaves Red Wings fans with quite possibly the hardest decision so far in the bracket: Steve Yzerman vs. Niklas Lidstrom. The Captain vs. The Perfect Human. It might be the best matchup thus far in all four of the brackets. Each Monday, a round of voting will begin and go through Thursday at 1 p.m. The winners will be announced each Sunday in the Detroit Free Press and on … [Read more...] about Greatest Detroit Red Wings player of all time? Vote now #DetroitGOAT
He’s done it again. LeBron James, the King in the East, played 48 minutes en route to his eighth straight NBA Finals appearance after beating the Boston Celtics in Game 7 at TD Garden on Sunday, 87-79. Bow down to the greatest player of all-time. Much has been made of LeBron’s place in history as his legacy has began to galvanize toward the end of his career. The conversation has raged on about LeBron vs. Michael Jordan, or Wilt Chamberlain, or Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Preference varies greatly between fans, while some still pick the centrist route and say there’s no simple way to compare across eras. There’s been mathematical attempts to rank the two, and even MJ’s old teammates have said LeBron is a more complete player. On Sunday, James bounced yet another Eastern Conference Finals opponent, carrying his teammates on his shoulders and playing without All-Star Kevin Love. There was never a doubt for many watching Sunday’s matchup in Massachusetts. … [Read more...] about LeBron James is the greatest player of all-time
In their 29 years the West Coast Eagles have seen three premierships, three Brownlow Medals, four Norm Smith Medals and 19 finals appearances to establish the club as a powerhouse both on and off the field. In the wake of AFL icon Chris Judd’s retirement, talk once agains turns to who is the greatest Eagle of all time. There are plenty of candidates, it’s almost impossible to split them, but here are my top five greatest Eagles: 5. Glen Jakovich Career: 276 games, All Australian (94, 95), best and fairest (93-95), Premiership player (92, 94). 4. Ben Cousins Career: 238 games, 205 goals, six times All Australian, AFL rising star 1996, 4 times best and fairest, captain (2001-05), Brownlow 2005, Leigh Matthews Trophy 2005, Western Australia sports star of the year award 2005, Premiership player 2006. 3. Dean Cox Career: 290 games, 169 goals, six times All Australian, best clubman 2006, best and fairest 2008, Premiership player 2006. 2. Chris Judd West Coast fans loved him as … [Read more...] about Who is the greatest Eagle of all time?
There have been a myriad of world-class NBA players throughout the past decades, but here are 20 of the best. 20. Kevin Garnett Not many players could have played into their high-30s with the amount of physical toll on the body that KG had. 19. Dirk Nowitzki Also ranking top-20 in playoff points and PER, Dirk has an MVP and a Finals MVP to his name. One of the last loyal superstars we may see, Dirk has carried Dallas on his back for his entire career. Also had a terrific international career with Germany. 18. Julius Erving If you add his ABA statistics, Erving is a top-6 scorer. Will forever be remembered as a cultural icon. 17. Bob Pettit Pettit was a genuine superstar, who once averaged 31 points and close to 19 rebounds per game through a 78-game season. 16. Charles Barkley 15. Jerry West He was one of the great scorers the league has ever seen, and had tremendous passing ability. Ranks 30th all-time in assists, but would be higher if he played in today’s era, due to the … [Read more...] about Ranking the 20 best NBA players of all-time