Pure talent, a fearless demeanor and the will to win...the elements needed to become an athletic champion.
But while many athletes have possessed ability and eccentricity, few have displayed that deep need to succeed, that yearning for greatness.
Whether they provoked high, yet undeserved expectations from high school to the major leagues with flashy skills or they made a surprising, yet short-lived impact on their pro team that instigated ridiculous memes, these athletes found themselves in the spotlight, often unable to focus on their craft.
Let's take a look at the most overhyped athletes in history.
These guys once had greatness on lock.