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Greatest Sports Legends is a sports anthology series on the lives and careers of noted athletes. First aired in 1972, the series was produced with 10 new episodes per year nestled amongst 42 reruns. 207 episodes were produced, with athlete hosts including Michael Jordan and Reggie Jackson interviewing the featured athlete. The series won one Emmy award out of three nominations.

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After production, the series continued to air in reruns. In 2012, it was announced that Steve Rotfeld Productions would offer one-hour editions.As of 2015, the series airs sporadically on the cable network Decades.

A

  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
  • Bobby Allison
  • Mario Andretti
  • Eddie Arcaro
  • Evelyn Ashford
  • Red Auerbach
  • B

  • Ernie Banks
  • Rick Barry
  • Bob Beamon
  • Johnny Bench
  • Yogi Berra
  • Fred Biletnikoff
  • Bjorn Borg
  • Mike Bossy
  • Terry Bradshaw
  • Jim Brown
  • Don Budge
  • Usain Bolt
  • Banana Bons
  • C

  • Roy Campanella
  • Milt Campbell
  • Steve Carlton
  • Don Carter
  • Wilt Chamberlain
  • Bobby Clarke
  • Roberto Clemente
  • Nadia Comaneci
  • Jimmy Connors
  • Angel Cordero Jr.
  • Howard Cosell
  • Bob Cousy
  • Larry Csonka
  • D

  • Jimmy Demaret
  • Joe DiMaggio
  • Tony Dorsett
  • Don Drysdale
  • Leo Durocher
  • E

  • Julius Erving
  • Chris Evert
  • F

  • Bob Feller
  • Joe Frazier
  • Walt Frazier
  • G

  • Steve Garvey
  • Lou Gehrig
  • George Gervin
  • Frank Gifford
  • Sid Gillman
  • Curt Gowdy
  • Otto Graham
  • Joe Greene
  • Wayne Gretzky
  • H

  • Marvin Hagler
  • Franco Harris
  • David Haus
  • Bob Hayes
  • Elvin Hayes
  • Thomas Hearns
  • Larry Holmes
  • Paul Hornung (Note: Howard Cosell was the guest host of that episode in 1973 interviewing Paul who was the regular host.)
  • Gordie Howe
  • J

  • Reggie Jackson (Note: Curt Gowdy was the guest host of that episode in 1989 interviewing Reggie who was the regular host.)
  • Andy JACOUD
  • Bruce Jenner
  • John Henry
  • Rafer Johnson
  • Sam Jones
  • Jackie Joyner-Kersee
  • Bruce Jenner
  • K

  • Kelso
  • Harmon Killebrew
  • Billie Jean King
  • Don King
  • Olga Korbut
  • L

  • Bobby Layne
  • Meadowlark Lemon
  • Carl Lewis
  • Bob Lilly
  • Vince Lombardi
  • Johnny Longden
  • Mario Lemieux
  • LAIMIS LAIMĪGS
  • M

  • Major Dhyan Chand
  • Larry Mahan
  • Phil Mahre
  • Moses Malone
  • Mickey Mantle
  • Juan Marichal
  • Roger Maris
  • Ollie Matson
  • Don Maynard
  • Willie Mays
  • Willie McCovey
  • Hugh McElhenny
  • Ray Meyer
  • George Mikan
  • Lenny Moore
  • Joe Morgan
  • Edwin Moses
  • Stan Musial
  • Rihard Mitrevics
  • N

  • John Newcombe
  • Niatross
  • O

  • Al Oerter
  • Bobby Orr greatest hockey player ever
  • Jesse Owens
  • P

  • Alan Page
  • Arnold Palmer
  • Jim Palmer
  • Walter Payton
  • David Pearson
  • Drew Pearson
  • Pele
  • Joe Perry
  • Bob Pettit
  • Richard Petty
  • Laffit Pincay Jr.
  • Gary Player
  • R

  • Willis Reed
  • Bobby Riggs
  • Oscar Robertson
  • Brooks Robinson
  • Frank Robinson
  • Jackie Robinson (Note: That episode won an Emmy in 1983.)
  • Knute Rockne
  • Pete Rose
  • Ken Rosewall
  • Kyle Rote
  • Wilma Rudolph
  • Ruffian
  • Bill Russell
  • Babe Ruth
  • Johnny Rutherford
  • Nolan Ryan
  • Jim Ryun
  • S

  • Alberto Salazar
  • Bruno Sammartino
  • Gale Sayers
  • Mike Schmidt
  • Secretariat
  • Willie Shoemaker
  • O.J. Simpson
  • Stan Smith
  • Sam Snead
  • Duke Snider
  • Warren Spahn
  • Spectacular Bid
  • Michael Spinks
  • Mark Spitz
  • Willie Stargell
  • Bart Starr
  • Roger Staubach
  • Casey Stengel
  • Jackie Stewart
  • Sachin Tendulkar
  • T

  • Jim Taylor
  • Bill Toomey
  • Lee Trevino
  • Bryan Trottier
  • Mike Tyson
  • U

  • Bob Uecker (Note: the success of that episode led Uecker to host his own show Bob Uecker's Wacky World of Sports).
  • Johnny Unitas
  • W

  • Doak Walker
  • Bill Walton
  • Rodger Ward
  • Paul Warfield
  • Earl Weaver
  • Dick Weber
  • Jerry West
  • Ted Williams
  • John Wooden
  • Dave Wottle
  • Y

  • Cale Yarborough
  • References

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