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Other Notable Sports Figures Of 2010

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Kevin Durant Wins Gold In Men’s Individual Basketball

RIO DE JANEIRO—Beating out Serbian Nikola Jokic by .87 points in order to claim the all-around title, U.S. forward Kevin Durant won Olympic gold Friday in men’s individual basketball, becoming the first man to win consecutive golds in the competition since Gary Payton at the 1996 and 2000 Games.

Michael Phelps Spots Estranged Father Poseidon In Stands

RIO DE JANEIRO—Immediately recognizing the booming, thunderous voice he hadn’t heard since he was 5 years old as he warmed up ahead of his first heat in the 200-meter individual medley, U.S. Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps reportedly spotted his long-estranged father, Poseidon, God of the Sea, cheering for him Thursday in the stands of the Olympic Aquatics Stadium.
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Other Notable Sports Figures Of 2010

Not all of them garnered the attention or the acclaim of LeBron and Landon, but it wouldn't be fair to talk about the year in sports without mentioning these athletes:

  • Tiger Woods: Made the world wonder how much pussy Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus were getting to stay sharp when they dominated the game
  • Tim Lincecum: Instead of conquering his drug problem to appear in the World Series as Josh Hamilton did, the Giants' ace went out and won the damn thing while getting high as shit the whole time
  • John Wooden: Selflessly prevented George Steinbrenner from being this year's most notable sports death
  • Albert Pujols: Probably hit a bunch of home runs or whatever again this year
  • Jessica Bratich: During the 2010 National Karate Championships in Albany, Jessica kicks 12 people's heads off
  • Jimmie Johnson: Showed us all there was still hope for America when, after he won his fifth straight NASCAR championship, the vast majority of the nation just didn't care
  • Stephen Strasburg: Had the most anticipated surgery debut in baseball history
  • Rafael Nadal: Absolutely the kind of athlete who should be on a list like this

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