Friday, August 10, 2012

Usain Bolt Greatest Athlete Today?

Michael Phelps and Ashton Eaton might want to quibble with Bolt's braggadocio.

Phelps has 22 gold medals and traditionally, the ten-event Decathlon winner is the greatest male athlete, so Eaton [and his slightly injured Silver medal runner-up, T. Hardee,] might have a claim to that self-centered BS.

And of course, Eaton & Phelps have too much class to make a silly fool of themselves like Bolt. Of course, Carl Lewis was famous for shooting off his mouth, but he may have a point.

P.S. I'd throw in LeBron as another candidate, just for debate purposes. Complexity of skills might be a better qualifiction than mere explosive outputs of energy.

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