Michael Jordan remains the G.O.A.T.

The basketball legend was voted the greatest superstar athlete in American sports according to the people over at the Harris Poll who surveyed 2,368 people that "follow at least one sport."

Joining Jordan in the top 10 for 2015 were notable newcomers Serena Williams (No. 4) and Tom Brady (No. 9). 

The top 10 hasn't changed much since the Harris Poll conducted its last survey in 2009. Brett Favre, Hank Aaron, and Ted Williams dropped out of the top 10 this year.


Broken down by demographics, Jordan was the first choice among men, women, and Americans across different divides except those above the age of 70. Their choice was Babe Ruth. Millennials had James as their second choice followed by Williams.

When it came to choosing the greatest football player, participants went with Joe Montana as their first choice followed by Brady and Manning. But somehow Manning got the nod over Brady when it came to choosing the greatest sports star. Whatever.

As for basketball, James moved into the top three for the first time, trailing only Jordan and Wilt Chamberlain. 

Predictably, football was the most popular sport with 50 percent of participants claiming they follow it. Baseball (32 percent), college football (29 percent), pro basketball (22 percent), men's college basketball (19 percent) and ice hockey (15 percent) were the next most popular sports.

[h/t CBS Sports]

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