1. Michael Jordan
Who And Why: The greatest basketball player of all time
Years Of Influence: 1984-present
Michael Jordan is just that dude. If Tinker Hatfield is Leonardo da Vinci, Jordan is Zeus: The deity that was able to distort gravity and physics. When you look at a superhero, you look at what that superhero is wearing. Superman had his cape. Batman, his utility belt. With Jordan, it was his shoes. Jordan gave you the dream and any part of that you could capture, you did. It had to be the shoes.
Also, consider the rest of this list. If you were able to pull aside the other 49 people and ask them to choose one person they’d like to work with, I think the consensus would be MJ. He is the G.O.A.T.