The Best Replacements in Sports History

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The Best Replacements in Sports History
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Sometimes a legendary act isn't so tough to follow. 

Stars, legends and iconic sports figures leave a lasting impression that resonate with fans for years after their departure, which makes it pretty darn hard for the guy who has to follow. 

What we have here is a brief list of some sports figures who did a fantastic job in filling some ridiculously large shoes. Although, this isn't to say the athletes following were better, because that is a debate for another day. 

This is merely to serve as a reminder that saying goodbye to one star athlete, owner or coach isn't a bad thing, because success can most certainly come in different forms. 

It's remarkable at how rare a great following act is in sports, so we would love to hear which you might find missing along the way. 

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