Is US Swimmer Missy Franklin the Next Michael Phelps
By Alex Sims on Bleacher Report
I usually don’t subscribe to the whole “Athlete A will be the next Athlete B” dynamic.
Most of the time when golf analysts declare someone like Rory McIlroy or Beau Hossler to be “the next Tiger,” I just turn away and think, “call me when they win double-digit majors or 50 total tournaments.”
Even worse is when the NBA “experts” compare anyone—LeBron James, or otherwise—to Michael Jordan. I think LBJ is nothing less than an elite, world class athlete, but nobody is MJ.
Once LeBron wins a few rings, grows bored with basketball and retires to play wide receiver for the Miami Dolphins—only to return to the hardcourt and win a few more rings—then we’ll talk.
But, in this case, the swimming world just may have found the next Michael Phelps in 17-year-old female swimming phenom, Missy Franklin. She will be competing in seven events at the 2012 Summer Olympics… [Read more]
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