Originally Posted by evilmindbulgaria
I would definitely put Lebron at #1, especially now that Miami is riding on a 27-match winning streak.
Hell no. Yes, LeBron's stock is rising every day but Kobe is much more known than LeBron is.
Maybe with people aged 14-20 LeBron is more known but with the rest of the people I highly doubt it.
It's still basketball. Not popular in a lot of countries. A lot don't even know Lebron over here, because hardly any one follows basketball.
Kevin Durant has no business being anywhere near top 50, great as he may be
North American people tend to think that their sports (or sports which are famous in USA) have the biggest known athletes in the world. I have seen material of Bryant being in Asia where he was treated like a God, but so was Messi. Fed and Nadal probably are one of the biggest superstars in Latin America.
I doubt that Durant is even in the top 3 Basketball superstars.
Not where I live. Most people wouldn't even recognize 1/2 of those names.
Where do you live?
I do think most of the people in the world know who Federer, Bryant, Messi/Ronaldo, Beckham and Nadal are.
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