Sport: Basketball
Bonafides From 2002-2012: 2x NBA Champion, 2002 Finals MVP, 7x All-Star, 5x All-NBA First Team
If this were a list of the best athletes of, say, the Death Row Records Decade (or half decade, whatever), then Shaq would be vying for the No. 1 spot. As it is though, the Big Fella still had a very good Complex Decade. He picked up his last 'chip with the Lakers in '02, and after fighting and bickering his way out of L.A. in 2004, the Diesel found a new sidekick in Dwyane Wade and won a championship two years later. It all went downhill once he left Miami for the Suns, then the Cavs, and finally the Celtics, but he was consistently entertaining throughout his run, and even found time to drop a hot freestyle.