Friday, June 17, 2011

Top Athletes - Last Names Starting with "O" - Post 1980

"O" is for Outstanding, as in how surprisingly Outstanding this list turned out to be.  A little variety to start, some fast talkers, some fast skaters and all ending with the great center debate.

10. Adam Oates (NHL)
9.  Charles Oakley (NBA)
8.  Lorena Ochoa (Golf)
7.  Roy Oswalt (MLB)
6.  David Ortiz (MLB)
5.  Jonathon Ogden (NFL)
4.  Alexander Ovechkin (NHL)
3.  Terrell Owens (NFL)
2.  Hakeem Olajuwon (NBA)
1.  Shaquille O'Neal (NBA)

The #1 spot goes to the recently retired "Big Aristotle", who edges out Olajuwon in one of the best debates of our generation.  Brute Force vs Unstoppable Finesse.  I had already settled this one last year in my Greatest Centers list.  Ovechkin may very well force his way ahead of Owens in time, but despite all the baggage, Owens has put together a Hall of Fame career.  Oates grabbed the final spot over Jermaine O'Neal and Lamar Odom.

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