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Fellow blogger dj-elevated-poet asks this question…

With so many professional sports, eras and great teams…is it truly safe to announce a “greatest player?” Example: Michael Jordan is universally acknowledged as the best basketball player ever but you have other players with such credentials and accolades. Can you have a greatest player?

My answer to this that there are athletes that are so good they transcend their sport into the greater culture. Of course stats measure greatness in one way but that doesn’t always tell the story. Tom Brady has more Super Bowl Rings than Peyton Manning but is he better overall than Manning. Then you have Babe Ruth vs. Hank Aaron, they played in different eras under different conditions. Aaron passed up Ruth as the home run king in Baseball. I think there are subjective and objective ways to discuss who is the greatest at anything.