Michael Phelps goes mano y mano with LeBron James for the right to face Tiger Woods in the finals.
Competed in the 2000 Olympic Games at the age of 15
Currently holds 7 World records (including 4 individual records)
Has been the American Swimmer of the Year every year since 2001
5 time World Swimmer of the Year
Won 8 gold medals at the 2008 Beijing Olympics (most gold medals by any athlete in a single Olympic games ever)
Set 7 World Records at the Beijing Games
Medaled in 48 out of 51 international events (94%)
Smoked marijuana and is still the best swimmer in the world
Three-time Mr. Ohio in high school. At 18, he was selected first overall by the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Before his professional debut, he signed a $90 million shoe contract with Nike. $90 million! Before he even played a game!
2004 Rookie of the Year. Averaged 21 points, 6 assists, and 5 boards.
5-time All Star, 2-time All Star Game MVP, 4-time All NBA
2004 ESPY for Best Breakthrough Athlete, 2008 NBA Scoring Champ (averaged 30 points per game)
One of his most memorable performances came against the Pistons in the ‘07 Eastern Conference Finals. He finished the game with 48 points, and scored 29 of the Cavs last 30 points in a double OT win.
International achievements: Gold in Beijing in ‘08, Bronze in Athens in ‘04. FIBA World Champion in ‘06, FIBA Americas Champion in ‘07
Youngest NBAer to: win Rookie of the Year, record a triple double, score 40, score 50, average 30 points per game in a season, win All-Star MVP, score 1000, 2000, 3000, 4000, 5000, 6000, 7000, 8000, 9000, 10000, 11000, and 12000 pts.
With those stats, it’s hard to go against LeBron. Phelps loses, but not because of my lack of information. Tiger vs LeBron. Friday. Be there.