greatest of all time


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greatest of all time

The person considered the best to ever compete, perform, or participate in a particular game or field, typically a certain sport. Commonly abbreviated with the acronym "GOAT." A lot of older guys still insist it's Jordan, even though LeBron is clearly the greatest of all time.
See also: all, great, of, time
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For this observer, the pair of them arefirstandsecondwhen i t c o m e s to the greatest of all time lists.
'GOAT' (Greatest Of All Time)' album will be released under his record label, Temple Music.
Furthermore, if he was the greatest of all time, why bother to watch the sport now?
I believe this rivalry belongs with the greatest of all time, not for its longevity but for its high-octane intensity.
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The event was the second visit to Middlesbrough in a year for the US fighter, widely seen as one of the greatest of all time.
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City chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak has been keeping tabs on Messi since taking control of the Sky Blues in 2008, and feels the time is right to go after a player some believe to be the greatest of all time. Messi has struggled to reach the same heights that saw him score 73 goals two seasons ago, and many pundits believe he is stalling on a new contract in the hope that a move to one of Europe's emerging giants - including City and PSG - materialises.
"I think you would have to equal Hendry's record to be classified as the greatest of all time. I can't put myself in that league just yet.''
Harold Ramis, one of the great comedic geniuses of my generation and arguably one of the greatest of all time - passed away recently.
But it's your own personal opinion." "Patrick Ewing is one of the greatest of all time," he continued.
Ask the man himself and he'd tell you he was THE greatest of all time.
But the 41-year-old had no illusions Chelsea would need to hit new heights tonight and next Tuesday to beat the team some regard as one of the greatest of all time.
Lionel Messi has bagged a simply astounding 63 goals for the Spaniards, and with a midfield blessed with the likes of Andres Iniesta, Sergio Busquets, Xavi and Cesc Fabregas, it is easy to see why many see this Barcelona team as the greatest of all time.
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