In my opinion- I believe- Antonio Nogueira, Drew Brees and Paul Pierce.
What are your suggestions?
Lebron James - people just jealous of him but we know last 2012 he is the best in nba.
Nonito Donaire - A Boxing champ and next to be pacquiao in boxing.
Maria sharapova - beautiful and talented tennis player
Some very interesting and most certainly inspirational names!
The ones who don't cheat the system and those who don't do drugs.
I say Jackie Robinson deserves to be the most inspirational of all time. He did so much for sports in general. Plus, not only did he change the lives of future African American professional athletes, but every other race out there.
One of my personal favorites is Bo Jackson... he was an unbelievable talent but unusually humble...
Tiger Woods became the first billionair athelete. My Second thought was Golf dose not feel like a real sport and he cheated on his wife.
Lance Armstrong took drugs for all 7 tour de France wins
Screw both of them
Despite the current backlash Lance Armstrong to me was an inspiration growing up and in many ways still is. I know what I saw on those TV screens and on a brief visit to Paris many years ago to watch on the Champs Elysees.
To battle back from cancer AND even ride a bike again is an inspiration in itself. But to win a Tour De France (On drugs or not!) is an achievement beyond the gross majority of successful sportpeople.
I watched Lance from his recovery though all those Tour De France wins against many other athletes who have since been punished for doping. It was a level playing field in many aspects and he went on to overpower the opposition in a way that the invincible Lance Armstrong of old would have done.
Whether you like it or not he bought cycling to the mainstream and without his presence many of you would likely know little about the sport. Cycling rode the Lance Armstrong juggernaut in many ways to it's benefit and loss. It's 8 years since his last Tour De France yet the media talks like it was last summer.
Yes- I'm not happy that he duped me and others but that era in cycling is over and a cleaner sport has arisen as a result.
I think Lance Armstrong let down a lot of people. It sort of gave a lot of people second thoughts on many sports stars now- whether to trust them or not.
Why not have the drug Olympics, for those who need to cheat?
You can't do that, because noone would want to watch it, unless it was marketed extremely well.
I'ts most likely would not get pass the insurance brokers.
Can you imagine a weight lifter pushing up a couple of tons on a barbell and then his arms falls off and blood is shooting out everywhere? I don't think the insurance companies could look the other way
Probably not. It would save them money wouldn't it?
It's more about the money,
Too bad, Japon almost cancel baseball because American did not send their best player to the Olymics
Yes, it is. By the way, you probably mean Olympics.
Ayrton Senna - the legend of Formula 1. Died in an accident while leading the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix...A great talent and personality
Roberto Clemente. He died in a plane crash in 1972 while delivering aid to earthquake victims in Nicaragua.
What's so inspirational about Maria Sharapova? Oh never mind.
I don't want to pick the "most" gifted/talented sports figures so here are my guys who worked their skill to their maximums
- Jimmy Connors
- Sugar Ray Leonard
- Magic Johnson
- Phil Jackson (as a coach)
- Hakeem Olajuwon (off court charities and on court brilliance)
- I could find no NFL or MLB players that fit
Wow. Hard to belive one cant find a single NFL or MLB player that have "worked their skill to their maximums". Its very hard for me to not think a player like Adrian Peterson has done this. Of course he has gifts you and I dont have, but he has also maximized those gifts. He never cheats himself.
Let's give a few Brits a shout out:
JPR Williams (Welsh Rugby Player)
Steve Redgrave (British Olympian with Golf medals in four different Olympics)
Other world athletes:
By far Pete Rose is the most inspirational player sports has ever seen. He never took a pitch off, and played every game like it was his last. If you ever want to follow how someone plays and looks at the game of baseball, Pete Rose is your man.
Paul Pierce is definitely not what I would call an inspiration outside of the incident before the draft. An inspiration is someone like Adrian Peterson.
by Steven Escareno 3 years ago
Recently several of Lance Armstrong's teammates have come out and admitted that they not only took performance enhancing drugs..but they saw and KNOW that Lance took them as well. Although there's no positive tests to support this, nor any evidence outside of circumstanstial ones to prove...
by Denise Handlon 5 years ago
Is Lance Armstrong guilty or innocent of doping? Do you think that he should have all titles and possibly his Olympic medal removed? How about that fact that he has 'given up the fight' because he feels it is a witch hunt he will continue to lose, yet he insists on his innocence and...
by alexandriaruthk 6 years ago
What can you say about Lance Armstrong legacy as a cyclist?The US Anti Doping Agency banned Lance Armstrong after he said he wont fight use of prohibited drugs charges. He will also be strip of his titles like the 7 Tour De France wins. Worst, he is banned from playing again. Is it fair?
by Gina145 5 years ago
Should Lance Armstrong be given a second chance?Now that it is believed that Lance Armstrong has confessed to using performance-enhancing drugs and apologized to his charity, Livestrong, a hot topic seems to be whether he should be given a second chance.Do you believe that Armstrong can still...
by Deborah 5 years ago
Is Lance Armstrong sorry for doping, or is he just a Cycle-Path (psychopath) and pathological liar?Armstrong ruined many lives and attacked many people for accusations of blood doping and performance enhancement drugs. What does he expect to gain from his confession, and does it change anyone's...
by Louise Lately 5 years ago
Will the cycling sport ever recover after Armstrong confession or is it too little too late?After Armstrong confessing to Oprah recently that he was on doping for all of his Tour de France titles - do you think the sport will ever recover? There were even rumours that cycling would be dropped as an...
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