“Leaving Michael Phelps and Usain Bolt Off This List Is Insane”: Olympic Legends Eliminated for Michael Jordan and Tom Brady Erupts Twitter

Published 07/05/2023, 8:03 PM EDT

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There are certain athletes in the sports world whose legacies extend far beyond their competitive careers. Michael Phelps and Usain Bolt are two such legends who continue to be revered and loved by fans worldwide, even years after their retirement. These two somehow manage to stay in the headlines regardless of not being there on the track or in the pool.

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Recently, an incident on Twitter stirred up a frenzy among their devoted followers when a list of the top ten athletes was posted, including basketball legend Michael Jordan at the top and NFL star Tom Brady at second place. This list excluded Phelps and Bolt, and it didn’t go too well with their fans. The ensuing uproar highlighted the immense impact Phelps and Bolt have had on the sporting world.

The Ever-Lasting Legacy Two Olympic Legends

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With an astonishing 28 Olympic medals, Phelps holds the record for the most decorated Olympian in history. Meanwhile, Bolt’s unmatched speed and dominance earned him an incredible tally of eight Olympic gold medals, along with his unbroken records in the 100- and 200-meter sprints. Their legacies extend beyond mere statistics, as they continue to inspire generations of athletes who follow in their footsteps.

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Phelps and Bolt’s impact reaches far beyond their individual accomplishments. They embody the essence of determination, perseverance, and excellence, serving as beacons of inspiration for aspiring athletes worldwide. Their achievements on the global stage have left an indelible mark on the sporting landscape, forever etching their names in the annals of Olympic history. These fervent responses from fans on Twitter serve as a testament to the extraordinary careers of Phelps and Bolt.

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The Exclusion and Fans’ Perspective

The Twitterverse exploded with passionate comments as fans expressed their disbelief and disappointment over the omission of Phelps and Bolt from the list. One user, Kyle Sockwell, a swimmer and two-time medalist in freshman swimming, shared, “Leaving Michael Phelps and Usain Bolt off this list is insane.” Another fan echoed the sentiment, advocating for Phelps to secure a spot in the top three and writing, “Phelps should be at number 3.”

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The absence of any track stars or swimmers prompted another fan to criticize the list, deeming it ridiculous with the comment, “Having two GOAT basketball players and no track or swimmer is ridiculous.” And one other comment came in support of Michael Phelps, as a fan commented, “Phelps easily #1.” Supporters rallied behind Phelps, declaring him the undisputed number-one athlete. These comments are evident proof of their legacy and what these two have earned over the years.

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The passionate reactions from fans on Twitter, expressing their outrage at the exclusion of Michael Phelps and Usain Bolt from a list of top athletes, underscore the immense influence these Olympic legends have had.

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Abhishek Rathore

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Abhishek Rathore is a US sports writer for EssentiallySports. He is a passionate sports enthusiast and comes with a staunch experience in content writing. So, he blended his love and passion and started writing about all things sports.
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