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The Best Ever: The 50 Greatest Male Athletes of All-Time

Bill RobbinsCorrespondent IMay 14, 2010

The Best Ever: The 50 Greatest Male Athletes of All-Time

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50. Sadaharu Oh

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49. Ronaldo

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48. Andre Agassi

4 of 51

47. Ben Hogan

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46. Maurice Richard

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45. Rocky Marciano

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44. Diego Maradona

8 of 51

43. Jerry West

9 of 51

42. Cristiano Ronaldo

10 of 51

41.LeBron James

11 of 51

40. Rickey Henderson

12 of 51

39. Kobe Bryant

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38. Mario Lemieux

14 of 51

37. Pete Sampras

15 of 51

36. John Elway

16 of 51

35. Albert Pujols

17 of 51

34. Reggie White

18 of 51

33. Bobby Orr

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32. Mike Tyson

20 of 51

31. Brett Favre

21 of 51

30. Bo Jackson

22 of 51

29. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

23 of 51

28. Barry Sanders

24 of 51

27. Michael Phelps

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26. Joe Montana

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25. Walter Payton

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24. Pete Rose

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23. Deion Sanders

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22. Roger Federer

30 of 51

21. Sugar Ray Robinson

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20. Peyton Manning

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19. Ty Cobb

33 of 51

18. Barry Bonds

34 of 51

17. Nolan Ryan

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16. Lawrence Taylor

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15. Ted Williams

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14. Jerry Rice

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13. Jackie Robinson

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12. Willie Mays

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11. Tiger Woods

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10. Lance Armstrong

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9. Jim Brown

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8. Wilt Chamberlain

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7. Jim Thorpe

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6. Pele

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5. Muhammad Ali

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4. Babe Ruth

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3. Wayne Gretzky

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2. Hank Aaron

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1. Michael Jordan

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