Rank 'Em: Greatest sports figures

January 17, 2012

Who are the greatest figures in the history of North American sports?

In honor of Muhammad Ali's 70th birthday, we're looking at the list of sports immortals that will always include him. Back in 2005, we asked SportsNation to rank the greatest sports figures. Below you'll find your top 15 from those rankings (so blame the guy next to you if you think Larry Bird, Willie Mays, Jackie Robinson or anyone else should be included).

What do your rankings look like now?

Greatest sports figures

Hank Aaron

Hank Aaron

Baseball

Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali

Boxing

Lance Armstrong

Lance Armstrong

Cycling

Jim Brown

Jim Brown

Football

Wilt Chamberlain

Wilt Chamberlain

Basketball

Wayne Gretzky

Wayne Gretzky

Hockey

Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan

Basketball

Carl Lewis

Carl Lewis

Track and field

Joe Montana

Joe Montana

Football

Jack Nicklaus

Jack Nicklaus

Golf

Jesse Owens

Jesse Owens

Track and field

Jerry Rice

Jerry Rice

Football

Babe Ruth

Babe Ruth

Baseball

Jim Thorpe

Jim Thorpe

Football, baseball track and field

Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods

Golf

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