Who was better, Jordan or Gretzky?

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Who was better, Jordan or Gretzky?

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Gretzky has more assists than any other player has points (= assists + goals).
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Charles wrote:Gretzky has more assists than any other player has points (= assists + goals).
Gretzky on stats...championships, awards, and individual ahievement.
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Parrotpaul wrote: Gretzky on stats...championships, awards, and individual ahievement.

Hard to fathom someone would think there was/is an athlete better than Jordan.
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Gretzky was more dominant but better athlete its irrelevant because neither ould be in my top 5 athletes of all time.
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Notorious wrote: neither ould be in my top 5 athletes of all time.

Okay???? We're waiting.....
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Charles wrote:

Okay???? We're waiting.....
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Charles wrote:Gretzky has more assists than any other player has points (= assists + goals).
Gretzy was the greatest hockey player of all time. Jordan may or may not have been the greatest basketball player. Gretzky dominated his sport like no other team athlete except Babe Ruth and Wilt Chamberlain. Jordan did not.

Gretzy over Jordan.
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Bobby Fischer
A.J. Foyt
Joey Chestnut
Bill Shoemaker
Amarillo Slim

>

Jordan/Gretzky
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pshaw wrote:Bobby Fischer
A.J. Foyt
Joey Chestnut
Bill Shoemaker
Amarillo Slim

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Jordan/Gretzky
Replace A.J for Richard Simmons and I think you're spot on :thumbsup:
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I don't know...If Foyt did aerobics he might look like a dork and have an infarction, but would probably survive. If Simmons tried to drive a racecar he'd go out in a fireball on the first turn and take half the field with him. Advantage Foyt.
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Charles wrote:

Okay???? We're waiting.....


Please, Jordan was a great basketball player, 3rd best all-time; but top five athletes ever, not even close, so says all the grandma and grandpas who watched him play minor league baseball.


I could name 5 NFL football players off the top of my head who were better athletes.


Bo Jackson
Jim Thorpe
Dieon Sanders
Stephen Neal
OJ Simpson
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Please, Jordan was a great basketball player, 3rd best all-time; but top five athletes ever, not even close, so says all the grandma and grandpas who watched him play minor league baseball.


I could name 5 NFL football players off the top of my head who were better athletes.


Bo Jackson Jim Thorpe
Dieon SandersStephen Neal
OJ Simpson
Bo and Deion I would agree..
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Gretzky, with his skating ability, puck handling and finesse ran circles around everybody else. He changed the game. Jordan didn't.
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John Q. Public wrote:Gretzky, with his skating ability, puck handling and finesse ran circles around everybody else. He changed the game. Jordan didn't.
Bobby Orr had many of those skills before Gretzky came on the scene, and BO forever redesigned what a great defenseman has to do to be great.....Gretzky still rules hockey as probably the best on skates.
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THETRUTH wrote:


Please, Jordan was a great basketball player, 3rd best all-time; but top five athletes ever, not even close, so says all the grandma and grandpas who watched him play minor league baseball.


I could name 5 NFL football players off the top of my head who were better athletes.


Bo Jackson
Jim Thorpe
Dieon Sanders
Stephen Neal
OJ Simpson
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My top 5 in no order is probably

Bo
Deion
Jim Brown
Jim Thorpe
Karelin

Jackie Robinson could be substituted too.
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slowyoroll wrote:
Bo and Deion I would agree..
Get a clue!

OJ Simpson: Heismen Trophy, NFL Hall of Fame, track world record holder and multiple time Superstars Champion.

Jim Thorpe: Olympic Gold medalist in the decathlon, NFL star, semi-pro baseball

Stephen Neal: World Freestyle Champion and Outstanding Wrestling in the world, 2X NCAA Wrestling Champion, 3X Super Bowl champion, dunked a basketball over Tito Ortiz in a pick-up game and played club college water polo.

easily over

One of the greatest NBA players and average minor league baseball player. Each of the above three particpated at the highest level in two sports, plus some.
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THETRUTH wrote:
Get a clue!OJ Simpson: Heismen Trophy, NFL Hall of Fame, track world record holder and multiple time Superstars Champion.

Jim Thorpe: Olympic Gold medalist in the decathlon, NFL star, semi-pro baseball

Stephen Neal: World Freestyle Champion and Outstanding Wrestling in the world, 2X NCAA Wrestling Champion, 3X Super Bowl champion, dunked a basketball over Tito Ortiz in a pick-up game and played club college water polo.

easily over

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Notorious wrote:My top 5 in no order is probably

Bo
Deion
Jim Brown
Jim Thorpe
Karelin

Jackie Robinson could be substituted too.
Alex has great physical skills, but despite many offers, he never ventured outside of wrestling, shaking his hand was like shaking a first basemens mit, but no way is he a better athlete than Neal, not even close.
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slowyoroll wrote:
You get a clue! and pound sand while you're at it..wierdo..

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