LeBron James or Lionel Messi: Which Superstar Dominates His Sport More?

November 20th, 2012 by Josh Martin Leave a reply »
LeBron James is on top of the sports world these days.

Or close to it, anyway.

He's a former scoring leader, an NBA champion, an Olympic gold medalist, the MVP of his league in three of the last four years and—partly by extension of the aforementioned qualifications—the best basketball player on the planet.

But as massive a star as King James is within his own realm, he hardly stands alone as far as professional athletes are concerned. After all, basketball, widespread though it may be, isn't the most popular sport on this big blue orb of ours.

That distinction, instead, belongs to soccer—or as it's called most everywhere else in the English-speaking world, football.

And in the world of soccer (or football), Lionel Messi reigns supreme. The talismanic striker for FC Barcelona of Spain's La Liga has led his club to five league titles, two Copa del Rey (Spanish Cup) tournament championships, five Spanish Supercups, two FIFA Club World Cup trophies, two UEFA Super Cups and, above all, three UEFA Champions League crowns. Along the way, the Argentine has guided his country to Olympic gold and been named ...

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