For the third straight year, Michael Jordan was chosen by the most Americans as their “favourite athlete” according to a Sports Business Journal poll.
Jordan was named as the favourite athlete of 4.1% of respondents, well-ahead of Peyton Manning, who finished second.
That Jordan is still the most popular athlete 11 years after playing his final game is a bit surprising. However, he is not alone. Muhammad Ali, Joe Montana, and Larry Bird are all among the top 30, long after their playing days came to an end.
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