This month, GQ released an issue featuring their picks for the ‘Coolest Athletes of All Time’ and five ball players made the list. ONLY five.
Ok, GQ. I see that you’re trying to be fair and even the keel for other sports and everything and I’m going to let you finish but only five?? Basketball players are the coolest athletes of all time.
When I think of an athlete being ‘cool’, he has to dominate on the court and be able to smile/charm the pants off of anyone off the court. I’m talking kissing babies, shades on, infectious smile and an Obama-esque strut. Just straight fly.
A ball player isn’t cool if he dominates on the court and then you see him at a party dancing like this…
This is also a bad look…
If you see a really cool basketball player in the street, their coolness can permeate to you and make you feel cool too. A cool ball player is comparable to Bat man.
How many of you expect Jordan to do this in a mall if the situation calls for it?
You don’t think he can do that because he studied martial arts its because he’s cool. That’s why its not surprise that your highness, Air Jordan, is on the list.
Anyone who can fly is an automatic “in” on the coolest athlete of all time list. Hell, flying puts him on the coolest people of all time list. Regular people don’t have those bungees, cool ones do.
If that isn’t cool enough, people still camp outside for days- sometimes in bad weather- to buy his sneakers. A cool list wouldn’t make sense if he wasn’t on it.
They call him Dr. J. I think that about sums up why he should be on the list.
Walt “Clyde” Frazier
At this point, I’m not sure if the people at GQ were trying to funny or do they really consider him cool. Clyde?! Yes, he was nice- but have you seen him lately?
I know some of you may be confused but these are custom suits. That means…yes…he ASKED for these.
I’m scared too.
Pistol Pete Maravich
There’s no mistaking that Pistol Pete could put work in on the floor. I think the jury is still out about his coolness off the court though. That said, if he’s being dubbed as the best ball handler of all time and the youngest ever to be inducted in the Hall of Fame, he needs to be on the list.
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