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08-12-2012, 12:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Tonellisghost View Post
is the greatest track and field athlete of all time in his discipline(s), right?
He's the fastest human to have existed.

Sounds all time to me regardless of all the weird discipline stuff you keep throwing out.

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but the fact that he himself proclaims that title and more sort of makes it untrue.
He calls himself a legend because he is.

Cassius Clay (and Carl Lewis et el) did the very same thing, was, and is so beloved that though he's shockingly physically disabled a country not of his birth had him a the opening ceremony to touch the Olympic flag and made a point to focus on him. You have heard of Muhammad Ali... haven't you?

Bolt is the only person in his generation that has a chance to be that and you simply do not understand how famous he is. He isn't some minor little athlete in an unknown sport. He's one of the most reconisable people on the planet. Hell, just in the 100m more people watched him then know of the existence of hockey. Most estimates are in the Billions....

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then he belittles himself further because he isn't the only world record setting athlete
Never really said all that. Most of the time he talks about all the others. Just after breaking a WR he's all excited. He isn't as produced/managed as Phelps.

I think that's your mistake. You're to use'd to the standard cliched speeches. Lots of god, family, and coaches. That's just cliche. It's not real. Bolts a guy with actual personality.

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in the Olympics nor is he Michael Phelps a record setting athlete who has won more medals than any other athlete of all time.
Yea... So wheres the outrage when Phelps called himself the greatest Olympian of all time? Something that's blatantly stupid.

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I just don't follow the sport
He's the fastest human to exist. Ever. As in all of human existence. As in since we evolved. You don't really need to know anything more then that.

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and on one hand you have said that he is joking while on the other you have said that he is a great one.
Yes.

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