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Old 04-02-2008, 01:55 PM   #1
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Default 25 toughest athletes, 3 NBA players included

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/200...tes/index.html

Iverson, Kobe and Artest.

The article obviously is BS. Tiger Woods at 1?
Yeah, I'm sure you gotta be a real tough MOFO to make it in the world of golf with all those hard trainings and the physical punishment one gets during his career. Not to mention how hard he's having it and how he's fighting the world and all that.

I don't like the list. Kobe should be way way up. At #1.
Perhaps it's the homer in me saying this but I don't think so.
No athlete that I know really, maybe Tyson...has gone through all the things Kobe has, all the controversies, all the hate from pretty much everyone and it never seemed to bother him or affect his MVP performances and he would always rise from every obstacle and be better.

That mental strength is not incredible, it's out of this planet. Kobe's confidence is uncanny. His faith is out of this world.
I cannot think of a player mentally stronger who's been through more and dealt with it so well. And he's still going strong and he still isn't close to where he's going to be in the future.

Physically, he's also very tough. Laker fans can pretty much testify on that.
But the mental strength, focus, work ethic, drive...haven't really seen that before tbh.
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Old 04-02-2008, 02:07 PM   #2
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Default Re: 25 toughest athletes, 3 NBA players included

And how the hell that hot dog eating champion is at #25? Competitive eaters are now athletes?
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Old 04-02-2008, 02:17 PM   #3
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And how the hell that hot dog eating champion is at #25? Competitive eaters are now athletes?

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Old 04-02-2008, 02:19 PM   #4
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Yeah, I'm sure you gotta be a real tough MOFO to make it in the world of golf with all those hard trainings and the physical punishment one gets during his career.
Repeat after me: Toughness isn't only physical, toughness isn't only physical, toughness isn't only physical, etc.

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Old 04-02-2008, 02:21 PM   #5
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Default Re: 25 toughest athletes, 3 NBA players included

i'll take woods at #1. mental toughness?
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Old 04-02-2008, 02:42 PM   #6
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Default Re: 25 toughest athletes, 3 NBA players included

Kobe threw his hands up in the air and gave up during the game 7 in the Suns series, threw temper tantrums with management and tossed young teammates under the bus before giving them a chance to prove themselves, he also melted down like a little girl in front of the cops and would have snitched on his own mother if they had asked him to. How is this guy "tough"?

I also have a hard time with putting golf player and "athlete" together.


Eating hot dogs? Wtf?
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Old 04-02-2008, 02:49 PM   #7
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you might want to read up on what an athlete is.
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Old 04-02-2008, 02:50 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by Emile
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/200...tes/index.html

Iverson, Kobe and Artest.

The article obviously is BS. Tiger Woods at 1?
Yeah, I'm sure you gotta be a real tough MOFO to make it in the world of golf with all those hard trainings and the physical punishment one gets during his career. Not to mention how hard he's having it and how he's fighting the world and all that.

I don't like the list. Kobe should be way way up. At #1.
Perhaps it's the homer in me saying this but I don't think so.
No athlete that I know really, maybe Tyson...has gone through all the things Kobe has, all the controversies, all the hate from pretty much everyone and it never seemed to bother him or affect his MVP performances and he would always rise from every obstacle and be better.

That mental strength is not incredible, it's out of this planet. Kobe's confidence is uncanny. His faith is out of this world.
I cannot think of a player mentally stronger who's been through more and dealt with it so well. And he's still going strong and he still isn't close to where he's going to be in the future.

Physically, he's also very tough. Laker fans can pretty much testify on that.
But the mental strength, focus, work ethic, drive...haven't really seen that before tbh.


kobe didn't get numba 1 on the list mommY!!!!!!!
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Old 04-02-2008, 02:53 PM   #9
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should be all MMA guys
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Old 04-02-2008, 02:53 PM   #10
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golf players are not athletes, i dont care who disagree you will never make me include golfers as athletes....tiger woods is constantly called the greatest athlete, have we ever seen this guy participate in any kind of physical activity?
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Old 04-02-2008, 02:57 PM   #11
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golf players are not athletes, i dont care who disagree you will never make me include something golfers as athletes....tiger woods is constantly called the greatest athlete, have we ever seen this guy participate in any kind of physical activity?

well the dictionary disagrees with you.

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ath·lete Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[ath-leet] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation
–noun a person trained or gifted in exercises or contests involving physical agility, stamina, or strength; a participant in a sport, exercise, or game requiring physical skill.
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Old 04-02-2008, 02:58 PM   #12
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Default Re: 25 toughest athletes, 3 NBA players included

Guys that are underrated on this list:








Guy that shouldn't even be on this list:





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Old 04-02-2008, 03:05 PM   #13
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well the dictionary disagrees with you.

ath·lete Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[ath-leet] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation
–noun a person trained or gifted in exercises or contests involving physical agility, stamina, or strength; a participant in a sport, exercise, or game requiring physical skill.







Horray! We are athletes!
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Old 04-02-2008, 03:11 PM   #14
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Horray! We are athletes!

hey i'm just trying to help people like you understand the terminology SI is using to publish this article.
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Old 04-02-2008, 03:26 PM   #15
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I agree with Tiger's meantal toughness although if a camera goes off in the crowd, he'll whine and complain just as much as you guys say Kobe does.
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