With the game on the line and the final seconds ticking off the clock, only true stars can put the entire world on their shoulders and create the magical moments that have affected generations and proved individual heroism.
Throughout the past 25 years, numerous athletes have changed the fortunes of franchises and changed history forever.
While these players were most successful during these specific years, they are continuously admired and remembered for their effect on sports, as well as used as measurements sticks for future youngsters.
There have been a plethora of stars and remarkable athletes, but few of them can be labeled as iconic to their craft.
These stars avoided performance enhancing drugs and the superfluous media attention that can often misguide an athlete to lead their respective teams to success.
Here are the biggest stars of the past 25 years, with their most iconic moments.