Sports Illustrated '40 For the Ages'

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Larry Bird and Magic Johnson tied for 8th place. Missing * Gores, Dr. Harold - 19 * Jackson, Robert-pioneer of arthroscopic surgery - 37 * Rasmussen, Bill founder of ESPN - 29

This Category is Ranked. Sort by Ranking Based on Votes by clicking on Vote Ranking. Sort by the Collection's Ranking by clicking on List Ranking.

Vote RankingList Ranking  

7

1

Muhammad Ali

Boxer

75.00% (6 of 8 votes)

6

2

Michael Jordan

Basketball Player

83.33% (5 of 6 votes)

22

3

Roone Arledge

TV Executive

0% (0 of 0 votes)

4

4

Jim Brown

Football Player

87.50% (7 of 8 votes)

33

5

Billie Jean King

Tennis Player

0% (0 of 0 votes)

13

6

Pete Rose

Baseball Player

0% (0 of 1 votes)

16

7

Marvin Miller

Economist

0% (0 of 0 votes)

2

8

Larry Bird

Basketball Player

100% (1 of 1 votes)

8

8

Magic Johnson

Basketball Player

50.39% (64 of 127 votes)

31

9

Arnold Palmer

Golfer

0% (0 of 7 votes)

17

10

Mark McCormack

Agent

0% (0 of 1 votes)

27

11

Carl Lewis

Athlete

0% (0 of 0 votes)

11

12

Wayne Gretzky

Hockey Player

3.85% (1 of 26 votes)

26

13

Pete Rozelle

Sports Executive

0% (0 of 0 votes)

12

14

Martina Navratilova

Tennis Player

0% (0 of 0 votes)

10

15

Hank Aaron

Baseball Player

41.86% (90 of 215 votes)

18

16

John Wooden

Basketball Player

0% (0 of 0 votes)

38

17

Secretariat

Animal

0% (0 of 0 votes)

15

18

Joe Namath

Football Player

0% (0 of 4 votes)

30

20

Jack Nicklaus

Golfer

0% (0 of 0 votes)

3

21

Bill Russell

Basketball Player

100% (1 of 1 votes)

5

22

Howard Cosell

Sportscaster

87.50% (7 of 8 votes)

9

23

Joe Montana

Football Player

42.86% (36 of 84 votes)

20

24

Bear Bryant

Football Coach

0% (0 of 1 votes)

37

25

Roberto Clemente

Baseball Player

0% (0 of 2 votes)

25

26

Olga Korbut

Gymnast

0% (0 of 0 votes)

36

27

Arthur Ashe

Tennis Player

0% (0 of 2 votes)

29

28

Richard Petty

Auto Racer

0% (0 of 15 votes)

34

30

Pele

Soccer Player

0% (0 of 1 votes)

23

31

Bobby Orr

Hockey Player

0% (0 of 0 votes)

28

32

Sugar Ray Leonard

Boxer

0% (0 of 0 votes)

14

33

Jim Fixx

Athlete

0% (0 of 0 votes)

32

34

Nolan Ryan

Baseball Player

0% (0 of 0 votes)

35

35

Peggy Fleming

Figure Skater

0% (0 of 2 votes)

1

36

Don King

Sportscaster

100% (1 of 1 votes)

21

38

Greg Lemond

Athlete

0% (0 of 1 votes)

19

39

Gary Davidson

Sports Executive

0% (0 of 0 votes)

24

40

Julius Erving

Basketball Player

0% (0 of 0 votes)