Is This The Golden Age Of Sports?By Toby Tunwase
Throughout the history of several sports, there have been several great players popping up in different generations. In football, for instance, there have been the eras of true greats like Pele, Maradona, and Zidane. In the world of basketball, we have seen the days of Micheal Jordan and Shaquille O’Neal. Tennis and Formula 1 are not different as true greats of immense skills and results have played in the past.
However, it appears that the last decade or two has produced professionals across various sports that have produced results that have never been seen before. These athletes seem to have staked indisputable claims to what is referred to as the GOAT (Greatest Of All Time) status in their sports.
Take, for instance, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in the world of football. Both players have shattered virtually all records in the sport and have raised the bar in the game to stratospheric heights. In the NBA, Lebron James is already at the top of almost all lists that rank the greatest basketballer ever to play. Likewise, Serena Williams is arguably (and it will be difficult to argue against it) the greatest female tennis player ever.
It will appear that today’s greats have left yesterday’s greats behind. Some have even argued that today’s greats have done this under more competitive circumstances, making them all the more impressive. Others argue that today’s great enjoy more protection and media coverage which makes them look more impressive.
The arguments will forever rage, but we cannot deny that today’s greats have made solid arguments for themselves.