Who Was Your Favorite Athlete Growing Up?


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Allen Iverson & Deion Sanders – “Iverson was just somebody that did it his way, wasn’t really apologetic about it, somebody that always competed at a high level. And then 'Primetime,' somebody a little different than me because he was much flashier but he was fun to watch.”


Wes Iwundu

LeBron James – “The way he carried himself as a professional, on and off the court. The way he played for his teammates, getting everybody involved. I always watched his game a lot.”


Terrence Ross

Kobe Bryant – “I was born in Long Beach, lived in southern California until I was in about sixth grade. So I grew up watching Kobe and saw the championships he won.”


Marreese Speights

Randy Moss – “Always liked watching Randy Moss play football, one of the best players to ever play.”


Arron Afflalo

Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant and Floyd Mayweather – “As a basketball player, you’re going to watch other basketball players. I’ve always admired Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant from a basketball standpoint. Other athletes of excellence also like Floyd Mayweather.”

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