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What other sports stars do you admire?

Andre'sNo1Fan
03-24-2007, 11:41 PM
Obviously not including tennis ;)

For me I have 2.

1. Brian Lara - its not just the fact that he's a genius, its the fact that he's had so many ups and downs in his career and still come out of it as one of the greatest players of all time. It is a pleasure to watch him bat :worship:

2. Paolo Maldini - how has this guy managed to be so guy for so long. An example to all professionals of how to play the game. He is just amazing, yet still has the looks to go with it :p

Richard_from_Cal
03-25-2007, 12:08 AM
1.) Wilton Norman Chamberlain
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilt_Chamberlain
http://www.msu.edu/~ritchieh/historical/wiltchamberlain_schoemaker.jpghttp://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/sports/images/nba/1999/chamberlain/wilt7.jpg
.
http://weblogs.elearning.ubc.ca/leftcoastleaner/archives/WiltChamberlain100.jpeghttp://www.bradsextrainnings.com/photos/basketball%20pictures/Bill%20Russel%20Wilt%20Chamberlain.jpg
Big Man in a Big Man's game...easy to get lost...even in the winds of time. Yet he made the adjustments, even as his body deteriorated, or aged...to put it more gently...to give him a Championship with the Lakers even when his knees were brittle, and he couldn't make it down the court as fast, or play as well offensively as before.

2.) Jim Ryun - miler, metric miler
(obscure? American track & field)
Current Kansas representative in the U.S. Congress
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Ryun
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1WMskR6NcQM
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/5/52/Runryun.jpghttp://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/f/f7/Jimryun.jpg/160px-Jimryun.jpg
http://www.nytstore.com/ProdImages/NSAP123_small.jpg
^--Struggled, set two world records at his sport, never won the Gold Medal at the Olympics.--^


Just two name two.

Damita
03-25-2007, 03:14 AM
Lilian THURAM, French football (soccer :p) player :worship: :worship: :worship:

http://fifaworldcup.yahoo.com/06/en/w/player/163666_THURAM_Lilian.html


http://www.pilkanozna.pl/fotodb/2006/6277dcdcbf4a35333ba6f9f717962fe9.jpghttp://www.animafac.net/IMG/jpg/thuram.jpg

jayjay
03-25-2007, 04:06 AM
I have too many to mention all of them, so I'll just mention alot of them (currently active). :) :p

From the football world...Rodrigo Palacio, Roberto Ayala & Maxi Rodriguez

http://img249.imageshack.us/img249/8591/boca9ur7.jpg

http://img409.imageshack.us/img409/6339/ayalasq7.jpg

http://img135.imageshack.us/img135/1996/maxcj5.jpg

From the world of NFL...Jeremy Shockey

http://img249.imageshack.us/img249/1061/shockyu9.jpg

From the Basketball world...Manu Ginobili & Allen Iverson

http://img218.imageshack.us/img218/2682/ginobilioc9.jpg

http://img409.imageshack.us/img409/5697/iversonms3.png

From the Beach Volleyball world (yes, that's beach volleyball)...Misty May

http://img218.imageshack.us/img218/6113/mayje5.jpg

From the world of Rugby Union...Frederic Michalak, Stephen Larkham & Richie McCaw

http://img218.imageshack.us/img218/2358/michalakug6.jpg

http://img249.imageshack.us/img249/3978/larkhamls2.jpg

http://img249.imageshack.us/img249/1373/mccawjk5.jpg

And finally from the Cricket world...Shahid Afridi

http://img249.imageshack.us/img249/9462/afridigv0.jpg

I'm done. :)

Louche
03-25-2007, 04:16 AM
Amir Khan. ;)

http://www.punjab2000.com/photos/2006/Asia_Sports_awards/amir-khan.jpg

Dilara
03-25-2007, 10:58 AM
Thierry Henry :worship: :worship:

I don't know how to attach a pic :sad:

NeverSayDie
03-25-2007, 11:17 AM
Thierry Henry :worship: :worship:

:worship: :worship: ;)

Naide
03-25-2007, 01:40 PM
Caro !http://www.runwashington.com/images/news/CarolinaKluft800Hepaug7Worlds05VS.jpg

jelena !http://www.sports.fr/fr/images/200632/isinbayeva.jpg

laure !http://image.radio-france.fr/thematiques/sport/images/articles/5aef2eec7ae30af9f7071cc5ab2bcbe1.jpg

pieter :inlove:http://www.csapt.it/Images/1/180px-pieter_van_den_hoogenband.jpg

Washa Koroleva
03-25-2007, 01:43 PM
Pieter!!! :hearts:

adee-gee
03-25-2007, 01:52 PM
I like tons of sportsmen and women, but the one I truly admire........

:worship:

http://www.africanamericans.com/images2/TigerWoods.jpg

Chris 84
03-25-2007, 02:06 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/1xtra/blackhistory/images/fashion/salute_120x120.jpg

yana
03-25-2007, 02:31 PM
Valentino Rossi :worship:

Apart of being a great champion, he has the greatest personality and his so damn funny!

Truc
03-25-2007, 03:58 PM
Definitely Roman Šebrle, he's such a delight to watch (unfortunately only 2 days a year):
http://members.chello.at/katzenbeisser/bilder/decastar_sebrle_sp.jpg http://members.chello.at/katzenbeisser/bilder/decastar_sebrle_pv.jpg

Julio1974
03-25-2007, 04:23 PM
Manu Ginobili, Carlitos Tevez and Steve Nash.

The first Argentine that mentions Juan Roman Riquelme should be shot on sight.

Andre'sNo1Fan
03-25-2007, 04:50 PM
http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p246/Linzi2381/lara.jpg

Brian Lara :)


:worship: :worship:

Damita
03-25-2007, 05:36 PM
Thierry Henry :worship: :worship:

I don't know how to attach a pic :sad:

:worship: :worship: :worship:
http://img.sports.tom.com/images/pic/hengli/d/30.jpg




(Adam :kiss: )

MariaV
03-25-2007, 07:51 PM
Definitely Roman Šebrle, he's such a delight to watch (unfortunately only 2 days a year):
http://members.chello.at/katzenbeisser/bilder/decastar_sebrle_sp.jpg http://members.chello.at/katzenbeisser/bilder/decastar_sebrle_pv.jpg

Absolutely magnificent athlete and I'm so lucky I've got to see him live for quite a few times in Tallinn. :D

I'll add Alexey Yagudin - SLC 2002 performances were as close to perfect as it can be. :worship: :bowdown: :hatoff:
http://www.skatecanada.ca/en/gallery/images/gp_10_f.jpg
http://www.tribuneindia.com/2002/20020216/sp6.jpg

fencer
03-25-2007, 08:44 PM
peter gade:devil: :devil:

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bokehlicious
03-25-2007, 11:23 PM
Doyle Brunson and Stu Ungar.