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    Hockey - Bobby Orr
    Baseball - Willie Mays
    Basketball - Jordan
    College Basketball - Lou Alcindor(Kareem Abdul Jabbar)
    NFL - Jim Brown...Lawrence Taylor a close second.
    College Football - Barry Sanders
    Football - Pele
    Swimming -Phelps
    Track and Field - Lewis
    Boxing - Ali
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    Quote Originally Posted by TN1965 View Post
    Wrestling - Alexander Karelin.
    Wow, great memory. That is without a doubt the most dominate, frightening hand to hand combat machine I have ever seen. I still cringe when I watch him in the twighlight of his career against the USA's Rulan. No way Rulan won that match.
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    Quote Originally Posted by beebee View Post
    Wilt's 20,000 alone no doubt makes him the GOAT
    Wrong sport I think. No documentable proof other than self proclaimed.
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    In Track we should also consider Edwin Moses. Amazing win streak in an event that is very hard to be consistent in. He would have had 3 Olympic Golds but for the boycott. In Field I go with Al Oerter. 4 Oly golds. One in spite of torn rib muscles. Lewis has to be considered for losing the greatest LJ competition of all time, and never holding a WR.
    While Oerter may be in the conversation for greatest Olympic field eventer of all time (with Lewis), I don't think his accomplishments outside of the Olympics puts him there.
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    Wilt Chamberlain was a great player. But I have vivid memories of Bill Russell regularly containing him and successfully defending against him. In his career Chamberlain won 2 NBA Championships. Russell, much of whose NBA career overlapped Chamberlains, won 11.

    I think Jordan may have been the GOAT.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tandfman View Post
    Wilt Chamberlain was a great player. But I have vivid memories of Bill Russell regularly containing him and successfully defending against him. In his career Chamberlain won 2 NBA Championships. Russell, much of whose NBA career overlapped Chamberlains, won 11.

    I think Jordan may have been the GOAT.
    To be fair I think the Celtics had a better team, coach and concept.
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    Definitely Karch Kiraly for V-ball... and Misty May if we were including women.

    And Kelly Slater for Surfing: 11 times world pro champion
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    Quote Originally Posted by beebee View Post
    Wilt's 20,000 alone no doubt makes him the GOAT
    The greatest Billy Goat of all time
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dickson View Post
    To do what Owens did in the long jump in the short period of time he was in the sport, amazing!!!!!!! And his WR stood for over 25 yard.
    17 November 2016 - that is the day Mike Powell will take over from Jessee Owens and become the holder of the longest record period for the long jump record.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lexvid View Post
    Rugby - Edwards (Wales)
    Don't think so. Wales record against the All Blacks when Gareth Edwards was playing - 5 played, 5 lost.
    Great player - but I believe he ranks behind Meads, McCaw, Carter and Lomu The British sports reporters have never ben able to admit that the All Blacks are the greatest rugby team ever, and that a number of All Blacks rank ahead of any Bristish player in terms of greatness. A totally unbiased opinion, of course, unaffected by nationalism.

    Lomu was probably the most amazing rugby player ever - especially when it was later discovered (tragically) that at all times he had been hiding the fact he was handicapped by his kidney disease that resulted in him getting a transplant.
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