This past week, before the start of the game between the LA Kings and Dallas Stars, one of the more unique ceremonial puck droppings that I have ever seen took place. To pay tribute to the men and women of the Los Angeles Police Force, the LAPD’s bomb-diffusing robot had the honors.
The event wasn't flashy or moving. This non-emotional robot had a job to do—and did it.
The same can be said about some of sports greatest figures. Their methods of success could be called robotic-like, but in the end, they got the job done.
Here are five sports figures that may come off robotic in their demeanor, but when it comes to performance, they are all true champions.