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Any sport, any athlete. Who's out there that clearly has the X-factor and will make a run at one day being considered a legend (Bo Jackson, Muhammad Ali, Jack Nicklaus, Babe Ruth, Michael Jordan etc etc)? Keep in mind most legends obtain that title a few years after retiring when it settles in how good they were and how much they are missed. Which up and comer has the most potential to make that list?
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Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or it may last a year. But eventually, it will subside. If i quit, however it will last forever.
Actually, this thread is easy.
Lionel Messi, he's only 25
yup game over
For baseball, Mike Trout.
That pretty much is the thread but lets keep going anyway. Great answer.
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I actually loled. Like real life not interwebzlol
Haters gonna hate
He will break all kind of records and be the no.1 overall pick next year. He is the next Drew Brees
I wouldn't really include Messi. By 25, a number of athletes have already played pro and washed out and a number of others are already in their prime. I would say 25 isn't a "young athlete."
I'll say Kirani James. James just turned 20 in September, a few weeks after becoming the first teen to ever win the 400 meters at the Olympics. He's the youngest person, and the only non-American, to ever run a sub-44 second 400 meters. He also has a personal best of 20.41 in the 200. If he stays healthy and keeps cutting him, he has real potential to pull the 200/400 double at a future Olympics and to break the 400 world record.
In soccer terms 25 is a 'young athlete'. Most professionals don't peak in skill-level until about 30. Sometimes even later. That's the conventional wisdom anyway.
Andrew Wiggins in basketball. Clowney in football.
should be the first 6* IMHO
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Bryce Love....just not sure whether it will be the NFL or the Olympics. Love has several age 12, 13, and 14 Age-Group World Records in the 100m, 200m, and 400m dashes. His margin of victory at National Championship races over the past 3-4 years is "Like WHOA". Kid makes me to want drive a couple hours just to see him run sprints. He's also coming into his own in football as well. Ran for over 1,000 yards this past season and 9 yards per carry while sharing the backfield with 4 seniors. He's a young sophomore (15 won't be 16 until the Summer) that has a lot more physical maturing in his future. Impressed that he bench pressed 185 pounds 20 times while weighing 174 pounds at the Army Combine this past week. That's very strong given his age and weight. He'll probably be around 6'0", 200 pounds by this time in 2 years when he is a senior....and he might be running 4.2x.
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"You must show no mercy nor have any belief whatsoever in how others judge you, for your GREATNESS will silence them all." -ULTIMATE WARRIOR
This. Kid is a stud.
I still don't think anyone has topped Aaron Murray yet.
This. Played against Trout in A ball...he destroyed me/us. Good god there is no way to beat that kid.
Bryce Love is already receiving offers! I hear that the kid is pretty smart and has 4.5 GPA ... He had monster performance at 2013 US Army Combine. He is definitely one to watch.
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fsufsu said... I've got about 10 great stories on Lane but all you need to know is he will never be a loser, that's for sure.
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