I hope Mike Singletary doesn't find out that he wasn't chosen as the greatest athlete to wear No. 50 because everyone knows how he gets when he's furious.
(See his October 26, 2008 press conference)
The NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 1985 and 1988, Singletary was a staple in the Chicago Bears’ defense during the 1980s. During the 1985 season, he was the defensive leader of a Bears’ defense that allowed fewer than 11 points per game, as the team compiled an impressive 15-1 record.
Singletary was the NFL 1980s All-Decade linebacker and was a member of the Bears' Super Bowl XX championship team, but David "The Admiral" Robinson has tackled Singletary as the greatest player ever to wear this number.
Robinson won the NBA MVP award in 1995, along with two NBA championships with the San Antonio Spurs. He's the only male basketball player in U.S. history to appear in three Olympic Games. He's a 10-time NBA All-Star.
He also the only player in NBA history to win the rebounding, blocked shots, and scoring titles and Rookie of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year and MVP award, and is one of only four players to have recorded a quadruple-double.
Robinson is a member of the NBA Hall of Fame, and was named one of the 50 greatest players in NBA history, as both accolades are well deserved.