Table For Two: The Best Multi-Sport Athletes Part 3

Jack DunleavyCorrespondent INovember 25, 2009

SPRINGFIELD, MA - SEPTEMBER 11:  Michael Jordan speaks during a news conference at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on September 11, 2009 in Springfield, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
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Hey, I'm back after a break on writing to bring you the last installment of the best sport athletes of all time. These articles brought you men and women who showed what they could do on other fields, but are known for one sport. This article will bring you men and women who did it on the court, in the ring or octagon, and on the track. Here we go...


Nathaniel Clifton- He could play ball on the court and on the diamond.

Hakeem Olajuwon- He played football in his native Nigeria before moving to the US of A to play B-Ball.

Charlie Ward- Besides basketball, he also played American football and baseball.

Dave DeBusschere- This Hall of Famer had a brief stint with the MLB's White Sox as a pitcher.

Scott Burrell- This man is the only person in sports history to be drafted in the first round of two of the four major sports. They were NBA and MLB.

Danny Ainge- Besides being a NBA All-Star and two-time champion with Boston Celtics, he also played on the diamond in Toronto with the Jays.

Michael Jordan- Besides being a god on the basketball court, he briefly had a stint with minor league baseball.


Brock Lesnar- He can destroy men in the eight-sided ring, but he could also play football, being on he Vikings.

Bob Sapp- This man also was on the Vikings for two years before starting to fight.

Bill Goldberg- Besides spearing the WWE and the silver screen, he speared the NFL by playing on the Rams and Falcons.

Randy Savage- "Macho Man" could win in the ring, but he also could get "funky like a monkey" in the MLB. He was on the Cardinals and Reds.

"Big Van" Vader- He wrestled in the WWE, but before that, it was "Vader Time" between 1978 and 1980 in the NFL. He played on the Rams and the Steelers.


Marion Jones- Besides running, she also played basketball during her college years.

Jim Thorpe- Possibly the greatest multi-sport athlete of all time, he won 2 Gold Medals in the 1912 Summer Olympics for track and field. Later he played American football for the Canton Bulldogs, baseball for the New York Giants, and basketball in the WFI for an unknown team. WOW!

So, that's it guys. The last one. I hope you enjoyed the series and I'll be writing more articles in the future. Until then, goodbye!