Everyone will have an opinion about who is going down as the very BEST to ever do it. We take the selection process seriously and consider all criteria for the utlimate GOAT Award.
Awards, accolades, championships, magazine covers, critics' critiques, talk show analyses, and every imaginable metric used to nominate the top contenders will be considered.
The list will be fluid and changing. Some may be added and removed leading up the show. Below are the top GOAT Nominees in The Conversation for now...
Jerry Rice, Jim Brown, Tom Brady, Lawrence Taylor, Joe Montana, Walter Payton
Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Lebron James, Larry Bird, Bill Russell, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Tom Hanks, Eddie Murphy, Meryl Streep, Al Pachino, Denzel Washington, Robert De Niro, Daniel Day-Lewis
Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, Steve Jobs, Jeff Bezos, Phil Knight, Mark Zuckerberg
Michael Jackson, John Lennon, Bruce Springsteen, Jay-Z, Prince, Whitney Houston
Nolan Ryan, Jackie Robinson, Babe Ruth, Derek Jeter, Pete Rose
Jack Niklaus, Tiger Woods. Phil Mickelson, Arnold Palmer, Sam Snead
Wayne Gretzky, Bobby Orr, Mario Lemieux, Alexander Ovechkin, Gordie Howe
Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams, Bjorn Borg, Andre Agassi, Pete Sampras, Martina Navratilova, Roger Federer