Simon Barnes LawBarnes's Law of Senescence states that a great champion cannot be loved until the peak of ability is long past. One example is the great Steve Davis at the 2010 World Snooker Championship in Sheffield.
Basketball:Earvin Johnson = ' Magic' . (Few athletes are truly unique, changing the way their sport is played with their singular skills. Earvin ' Magic' Johnson was one of them) Larry Joe Bird = Larry Legend. (Once every generation or so, a player comes along who can truly be called a superstar) Oscar Robertson = the 'Big O', (He is recognized as one of the game's most versatile players of all-time)
Olympic Games:Eric the Eel = Eric Moussambani (Olympic swimmer Sydney 2000) Eddie the Eagle = Eddie Edwards Dis-onischenko = Boris Onishchenko disgraced fencer.
- Spud Murphy
- Chalky White
- Dusty Miller
- Knobby Clarke