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PhillyFan1994
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Best athlete you've ever competed against?
I know that there is a good deal of age diversity on this page so I figured there should be some impressive/interesting responses. Mine aren't really that big name guys. Played against Jonathan Stark (played at Tulane and Murray St and now in the GLeague) and Melvin Frazier (played at Tulane and now in the NBA). Also played Patric Young (played for UF BBall) in AAU. I am sure there will be a lot better names than mine. Also, how did the game go against whichever played you picked?


theOG
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Member since Feb 2010
8657 posts

re: Best athlete you've ever competed against?
Matt Kemp. I played against him in baseball, but he was elite in basketball and football too.


choupiquesushi
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re: Best athlete you've ever competed against?
Buford Jordan,


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Allthatfades
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Member since Aug 2014
1956 posts

re: Best athlete you've ever competed against?
Deuce McAllister. He was a hell of a high school basketball player too.


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Gorilla Ball
LSU Fan
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Member since Feb 2006
6840 posts

re: Best athlete you've ever competed against?
Karl Wilson Baker high school
Shawn Burks central high school
Neal delacano (sp) catholic
Carl Bernard catholic


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TunaTigers
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re: Best athlete you've ever competed against?
A 6th grade DJ Augustin lit our 8th grade bball team up to a tune of 54-2. We werent very good.
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gumbo2176
Member since May 2018
5550 posts

re: Best athlete you've ever competed against?
Back in the late 60's I was in high school and got into amateur boxing and the small gym I was training out of had just a few guys who were training that were my size (140 lbs.) at the time.

So, the man training us brought some of us up to St. Mary's Gym in the French Quarter since it was one of the best, and most popular boxing gyms in the city at the time. A couple times I got tossed into the ring with a very good amateur who eventually turned pro and amassed a 60-7-4 record before retiring. Even though we were no more than 6 months apart in age, he was light years ahead of me in training and endurance. The young man's name was Tony Licata and sparring against him really drove home how important conditioning is in the sport of boxing. After 3 rounds of sparring I was gassed and he was ready for several more.

He won the NABF Middleweight title in 74, fought for the WBA Middleweight Title in 75--losing by KO to Carlos Monzon in Madison Square Garden and went on to win the U.S. Middleweight title in 76 before finally retiring in 80.

Unfortunately, boxing did take a toll on Tony and he suffered from pugilistic dementia later in life and died at the young age of 56.


Lsuespn
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re: Best athlete you've ever competed against?
Ryan Perrilloux hit a homerun over my head that i think landed on the moon. I didnt even move that ball was smoked.


CHEDBALLZ
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Member since Dec 2009
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re: Best athlete you've ever competed against?
Orlando Butler in Basketball
Chad Belanger in Baseball
Bobby McDaniele in Football


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chitiger91
Chicago Cubs Fan
Lake Bluff IL
Member since Apr 2016
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re: Best athlete you've ever competed against?
Davaris Daniels (son of former nfl d lineman Phillip Daniels) from peewee football thru high school. He was incredible at basketball/football went to Notre Dame and ended up in the CFL. (Got drafted by the vikes but cut due to the rise of stephon Diggs)


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re: Best athlete you've ever competed against?
Anthony Dixon


boosiebadazz
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re: Best athlete you've ever competed against?
Early Doucet and DJ Augustin


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tonyperkis
Michigan State Fan
Member since Jun 2012
708 posts

re: Best athlete you've ever competed against?
dj lemahieu in 18u travel ball


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Pedro
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re: Best athlete you've ever competed against?
Having run D1 cross country I’m pretty sure I “ran against” an Olympian or 2 in some races without realizing they were there. I was usually mid-back if the pack at a lot of the races so I was blissfully unaware of what was going on at the top. I know Kennedy kithuka who was NCAA champ in the 5k and 10k at Texas tech was at chili pepper Xc fest in Arkansas with me one year.


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mylsuhat
Chicago Cubs Fan
Mandeville, LA
Member since Mar 2008
46790 posts

re: Best athlete you've ever competed against?
Ryan Perrilloux
Jordan Jefferson (sacked him )
Jye Eugene
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LSUBoo
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re: Best athlete you've ever competed against?
I got dunked on by Brian Beshara at the LSU rec center one day. That dude was always out playing pick-up games.


GeauxZone90
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Jul 2010
1776 posts

re: Best athlete you've ever competed against?
Played against Kevin Durant back in my high school hoop days. Crazy to think he became one of the best players in the NBA


PhillyFan1994
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re: Best athlete you've ever competed against?
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Played against Kevin Durant back in my high school hoop days. Crazy to think he became one of the best players in the NBA


How did that go? Was it HS or AAU (or a camp)?


SG_Geaux
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re: Best athlete you've ever competed against?
Played a pickup game against Shaq when I was in high school and he was at LSU.

Showed him what's up.

Actually it was more like "I am playing against Shaq, WTF was I thinking?" I was completely intimidated by the sheer size of the guy.

Dude definitely just dicked around and took it easy on everyone out there. No one scored unless he allowed them to
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Large Farva
LSU Fan
New Orleans
Member since Jan 2013
6166 posts

re: Best athlete you've ever competed against?
Julio Jones in basketball. He did a statue of liberty dunk off the opening tip.
Langston Galloway in basketball for seven straight years. I lost that match up every single time.


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