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WHO WAS LEFT OFF THE 50 BEST BLACK ATHLETES LIST?

August 9, 2017
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NBA legend Michael Jordan has come out on top of ESPN & The Undefeated‘s list of the 50 Best Black Athletes.

The yearly list “explores the societal impact, on-field dominance, and inspiration of top African American athletes as selected by fans.”

Baseball icon Jackie Robinson comes in at number two, The Greatest of All Time aka Muhammad Ali is third, Willie Mays lands in the fourth spot and Olympian Jesse Owens rounds out the top 5.

Serena Williams was the top ranked female on the list and takes 6th place.

Other athletes getting mentions included Magic Johnson, Venus Williams, Simone Biles, Arthur AsheShaquille O’Neal and Derek Jeter.

Social media lit up when the list was published and people had a lot to say about who was left off list.

Those NOT getting any love included: Tiger Woods, Mike Tyson, Kobe Bryant, George Foreman and O.J. Simpson.

The Dish Nation Atlanta team had a lot to say about that in the clip above.

What do you think? Who should have been included on the list?

Here are all the rankings on The Undefeated’s 50 Best Black Athletes List:

50. Tim Duncan
49. Isiah Thomas
48. Earl Campbell
47. Derek Jeter
46. David Robinson
45. Joe Frazier
44. Barry Sanders
43. Reggie Jackson
42. Larry Fitzgerald
41. Ernie Banks
40. Roberto Clemente
39. Ray Robinson
38. Arthur Ashe
37. Ken Griffey Jr.
36. Bill Russell
35. George Foreman
34. Herschel Walker
33. Florence Griffith Joyner
32. Carl Lewis
31. Michael Johnson
30. Jim Brown
29. LeBron James
28. Stephen Curry
27. Jackie Joyner-Kersee
26. Wilt Chamberlain

25. Bo Jackson
24. Sugar Ray Leonard
23. Joe Louis
22. Pelé
21. Wilma Rudolph
20. Gale Sayers
19. Emmitt Smith
18. Satchel Paige
17. Julius Erving
16. Shaquille O’Neal
15. Venus Williams
14. Usain Bolt
13. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
12. Walter Payton
11. Magic Johnson
10. Jerry Rice
9. Gabby Douglas
8. Simone Biles
7. Hank Aaron
6. Serena Williams
5. Jesse Owens
4. Willie Mays
3. Muhammad Ali
2. Jackie Robinson
1. Michael Jordan



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