Written By SOHH Ballzy
Ok I've kept my mouth shut about Olympic gold medalist swimmer Michael Phelps, but enough's enough!
STOP CALLING DUDE THE GREATEST ATHLETE OF ALL TIME! DON'T GET GASSED!
DON'T YOU DARE CALL A SWIMMER THE GREATEST ATHLETE OF ALL TIME!
I'M GOING TO FIND THE NEXT PERSON THAT CALLS PHELPS 'THE GREATEST' AND BACKSLAP HIM LIKE LEBRON WANTS TO DO TO THIS PIECE OF ASS HE'S STARING AT (THINK HE HIT?).
Just the fact people are calling Phelps 'The Greatest' is a slight to Muhammad Ali, who we all know as being 'THE GREATEST.' Then, don't even get me started on Michael Jordan. Even Tiger Woods is greater than some swimmer. Kobe and LeBron are greater than dude too. SOHH is Patrick Ewing, ha!
Listen maaaan, I'm not discrediting dude. I've peeped his highlights on SportsCenter. I see how he's always a body length (and more) past his competition in that pool. But the thing that people aren't recognizing is he's 6'4", SOHH the minute he jumps in the pool he has a reach advantage.
Furthermore, has Phelps transcended pop culture and had impact like Ali or MJ? If you answer yes, I'm calling BLASPHEMY! One reporter even suggested Gatorade puts out a 'Be Like Mike' remix commercial for Phelps. To that your boy says, BLASPHEMY! SACRILEGE!
When that 'Be Like Mike' commercial originally hit, there were kids of all races getting on that court with that basketball. I don't see an overflow of kids rushing the pool because of Phelps. Ok, maybe White kids are ... who knows?
There isn't any worldwide sports stage bigger than the Olympics, but for that same reason people get gassed. This swimmer is great in his own right ... BUT EVEN IF HE RUNS A FORT KNOX OF GOLD, CALLING HIM 'THE GREATEST' IS OFF LIMITS, G!
What's your take on this? Holla at me, maaaan!