Im putting Brady above Jordan as the greatest athlete ever bar none. The biggest factor is that Brady has won in 2 different eras with totally different guys, Jordan never did that. Also, when it matters the most (Playoffs) Brady is second to none whereas Jordan, although extremely dominant, doesnt own all the playoff records. And this whole "Jordan never lost in the Finals" Bs is a joke. Jordan did lose in the Finals, only difference is when you lose you dont go home, you can lose 3 times and still win the Finals. Jordan has lost a total of 11 Finals games. Sure only 2 of them were game 1's but that would make Jordan 4-2 still less than Brady's 6-3. And even though players never want to lose ANY games in the playoffs, im sure the mentality is different going into a game knowing you get up to 7 games to win a series as opposed to the 1 and done in Football. "Well Brady had Belichick and when Brady was injured, the Pats went 11-5 without him" Ok, Jordan had Phil and retired after his 3rd championship and the very next season the Bulls go 55-27 and are 3rd in the East and were one game away from knocking out the Ewing led Knicks in the Semi's. Same Knicks team that went up 3-2 in the Finals only to lose the last 2 games to the Rockets. So they lost to a team who was 1 win away from being Champions WITHOUT Jordan. They also went on two-10 game win streaks that season. Second season, wins dropped for the Bulls but Still finished with 47-35 and still make it to the Semi's AGAIN. The Bradyless Pats, never made the playoffs. And I know were talking team sports, but lets take away their best side kick and see what happens? Jordan never won without Pippen. Brady has won without Gronk, Edelman, Moss, Welker, Faulk, Brown, Dillon, Branch......I can go on and on. Even when these guys were on the roster, Brady still Won and at least made it to the Superbowl without them being there. (Won Superbowl against Falcons when Gronk was inured, and Lost to Philly last year with Edelman out all season) Pippen was always there for Jordan in the Finals. Literally the only thing you can argue about Jordan vs Brady is that in basketball you play both sides of the ball which Jordan did better than anyone when it counted but thats about it.