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Most Dominant Individual In Sports (when they are on/playing their best)

View Poll Results: Most Dominant (when playing their best)
Tiger Woods - Golf 34 12.41%
Sidney Crosby - Hockey 10 3.65%
Justin Verlander - Baseball 4 1.46%
Peyton Manning - Football 1 0.36%
LeBron James - Basketball 51 18.61%
Lionel Messi - Soccer 113 41.24%
Michael Phelps - Swimming 61 22.26%
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03-11-2013, 05:50 PM
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I honestly don't know how you can reasonably compare athletes who play in team sports vs. those who complete individually. It's a completely different environment/atmosphere.

That said I'll go Phelps for individuals (Bolt is very close, Federer was tops for a number of years), and Messi for team based.

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03-11-2013, 06:51 PM
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When they are at their best? So peak? I don't understand how Tiger is 4th here. No way Lebron is more dominant and I'm a Heat fan. I can see the argument with Phelps going either way but even Messi doesn't stand up to Tiger IMO. Fantastic speed and fantastic finisher but he is also blessed to have a great team and another top 5 player in the world, Iniesta, feeding him balls. Tiger usually competes against over 100 people in a tourney and at his best is even money against the field.

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03-11-2013, 07:18 PM
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Phelps in swimming, but swimming isn't a sport

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Messi is breaking some record virtually every week.
I hate Barcelona, but will gladly say that he is IMO the best player of all time in the sport that has been played longest.

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03-11-2013, 08:14 PM
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Messi. Will go down as the greatest of all time, at the world's most popular sport.

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Federer should most definitely be in here

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You should choose Michael Jordan instead of Lebron James? Michael Jordan got my vote. Without him, it's Tiger Wood.

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You should choose Michael Jordan instead of Lebron James? Michael Jordan got my vote. Without him, it's Tiger Wood.
Why? You'd have to change most names on that list then.

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Messi, with Lebron not far behind.

-edit- I put Lebron as my vote.

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When they are playing at their best, it is LeBron James. Messi is pretty close, but it's harder to make an impact in soccer.

Woods/Phelps were more dominant (and it's much easier to be in an individual sport), but probably aren't anymore.

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Usain Bolt.


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Basically, he's just already a legend who happens to currently be playing the game. Think Gretzky, Magic Johnson, Lance Armstrong (). That kinda domninance.
Technically, Lance Armstrong never won anything.

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03-15-2013, 11:58 AM
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Phelps is amazing but Messi keeps doing it year after year after year.

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03-15-2013, 01:13 PM
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If his sporting events lasted longer than 10 seconds, people might care about him more

I laughed pretty hard when he slowed down before the end of the 100m in 2008 because he already knew that he'd won.

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LeBron is far ahead of Messi in terms of domination. LeBron has been unreal this year.

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Messi for sure.

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I'm not going to vote as I don't follow some of the other sports closely. Even as a Real Madrid fan though, I've got to admit that Messi is definitely the most dominant football player in last 25 years (i.e. since Maradona).

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Am I crazy to think it's Usain Bolt by a landslide? Nobody is even close to him...he doesn't even look like he's trying when he wins half the time.

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Messi is the best EVER at his sport.

Phelps is the only other guy on the list that can say that

Edit: Others the come to mind, Usain Bolt and Anderson Silva

Also, Misty May and Kerri Walsh in beach volleyball. They are 21-0 in the olympics with a set record of 43-1. Absolutely insane numbers.


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I can see the argument with Phelps going either way but even Messi doesn't stand up to Tiger IMO. Fantastic speed and fantastic finisher but he is also blessed to have a great team and another top 5 player in the world, Iniesta, feeding him balls.
True. Messi is a great player, just not as good as the pundits say or people seem to think. He has a lot of help and has been playing with the two best midfielders (Xavi and Iniesta) in the world for a very long time. He`s basically been playing with the Spanish national team that has dominated the international soccer scene since 2008.

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LeBron is far ahead of Messi in terms of domination.
Nope.

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ummm Rodgers and Brady > Peyton
Peyton in his best season>Rodgers in his. For sure.
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