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Who had the more successful career in their respective sports? Just curious to your thoughts.
"Leaders & Legends? Really? How about just name the divisions, Ohio State & everyone else." -Colin Cowherd
Not even close.......................Gretzky is greatest team sport athlete of all time, he set records that are absolutely incredible and did it with the pressure of an entire sport to carry as well as an entire country.
If Edmonton were a larger market his Cup wins would have been higher, look at his goals and assists and compare to the fact that Jordan did not set any records to speak of.................................have said for years that he is the best team sport athlete
Gretzky...though defense and goaltending was nowhere near the level it is now, he truly dominated his era of competition that very few, if any, can compare to
9 MVP's. to Jordan's 5
The only stat that matters when determining greatness....and the single driving force why athletes play!
This post was edited by BBucksorBeGone8 12 months ago
only mvps................................do not agree with that at all
Depends how you define success.
Jordan to me.
His shoes still sale out even though he's been retired for 15 years. Michael Jordan was the worlds most popular athlete and is still more recognizable globally and here in the Usa then Wayne.
He also dominated his sport. it's not close to me.... Jordan success still has him relevant and he owns his own team.
The man even stared in SpaceJam which grossed like 400 million.
This post has been edited 3 times, most recently by AlphaBuckeye06 12 months ago
MJ didn't set any records? Huh? Here are some records
-He averaged 41 points in a NBA finals
-He has the record season career scoring average at 31 a game(that includes what happen as a wizard)
-Highest points per game in the playoffs at 33.4
-7 consecutive scoring titles
-most points in a playoff game against a GREAT celtics team with 63
-most finals Mvps with 6
-Record 9 first team all defense awards
-He also has the most points scored in the playoffs.
MJ was the worlds most popular athlete during the time that he and Wayne both played. Jordan was well more known and made more $$$$$. His brand is much stronger. To say it isn't close is ignorant.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by AlphaBuckeye06 12 months ago
this is a fun question but too easy. i loved jordan, still do. but the answer is gretzky. his records will never ever be broken. he dominated his sport more than any athlete in major sports history.
Those of you saying jordan dont know hockey
I would say see my post above...Gretzky had 61 RECORDS and was so much better than everyone else in his sport that the #2 player on the all-time points list has less points than Gretzky has assists. That is absurd when you think about the level of dominance that is.
Also, Gretzky is the sole reason the NHL ever became successful on the West coast. His move to LA made hockey a marquee sport and lead to the expansion of the NHL into warm weather cities.
This....no one can say Jordan with a straight face...this argument is so lopsided in gretzkys favor it isn't funny...
It depends on how you define success.
If success is individual records, then Gretzky.
If success is winning titles, then Jordan.
To me, it's about winning titles.
Thus, it's Jordan.
This post was edited by rkang7 12 months ago
Titles are more of a indicator. Jordan 6-0 in NBA Finals and walked away as finals MVP every time.
Jordan could have had more but they were tired of giving it to him and gave it to a guy like Karl Malone.
Steve Nash two MVP's to Kobe's one smh
Also...Gretzky married this and create this...debate over
Continue reading...before you "SMH"
WHOA......they'll be no talk of titles as a barometer of success in Huskers threads sir....
Gretzky won 4 Stanley Cups...
Exactly. All about winning.
Jordan got to the dance 6 times, and came away with a ring each time.
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