We know what you’re thinking: how the hell does anyone possibly determine the “greatest athlete of all time?”
Since this is ESPN, you might assume that the answer is yelling, and you’re close: it’s actually magic.
That’s right. Initially, it was voting. Internet people voted in the top sixteen, and now ESPN has arranged them into a bracket (see below). Starting on February 17, John Brenkus, who’s apparently some guy that works for ESPN will pick winner “based on a series of metrics including speed, strength, durability, reaction time, and much more”.