bigh0rt wrote:thedude wrote:bigh0rt wrote:I'm pretty meh on including Jimmie Johnson. I'm totally on board the two NFL selections of Brady and Manning. For the NBA, I think you've got to go with Bryant and O'Neil who was an All-Star every year this decade aside from '08, won 4 Championships (played in 5), same as Kobe. I think Duncan just misses the list because of Shaq. I'd also give the hockey nod to Martin Brodeur, if you're going to go with just one hockey player. Arguably the best net minder of all-time, and he was the best hockey player of the decade as far as I'm concerned.
Good point on the Hockey. However, I think Duncan was more consistant than Shaq this decade. Shaq was very domiant at the early years, but faded in the middle and end. Duncan was a ten time all-star (Shaq 9), 2 time MVP (Shaq 1), 7 all defense first teams. I guess we could include Shaq as well though.
NBA: Bryant, Duncan, Shaq
MLB: Pujols, Bonds, A-Rod
MMA: Money Mayweather
NHL: Lindstrom, Martin Brodeur
NASCAR: Jimmie Johnson
Running: Haile Gebrselassie
That gives us 18. 2 more to make a round number would probably work. Any ideas on other Soccer players? Messi?
Other soccer players worth considering would be Thierry Henry, Lionel Messi, and Cristiano Ronaldo, but I'd probably just keep it at Ronaldinho as the lone soccer representative. I'd probably just cut Jimmie Johnson, Haile Gerbrunner, and Shaq or Duncan and just roll with 15.
Sounds like a good idea. to me.