Almost every American kid grows up watching his/her dad watching football on a Saturday, the F1 on a Sunday, and languishing in glorious summers of sport. Nearly all tweens and teens have an Andy Roddick poster taped to their walls, a Tom Brady replica jersey on their wardrobes or a new Vince Carter Nike Shox to step into. That is because America and sport are inseparable twins. America has never been short on sporting talent. Over the years, it has produced football teams to root for, F1 drivers to cheer on. That's true! With legendary sportsmen like Michael Jordan, Muhammad Ali, Tiger Woods, Pete Sampras, Joe Montana and many more under its belt, America was always destined to be one of the greatest sporting nations of all times. So it is no coincidence that we have a wad of sporting heroes coming from the land. Explore our compilation of biographies for timelines, life stories and interesting trivia & facts related to the lives of some great American sportspersons.
Michael JordanMichael Jordan
17 February 1963
Basketball player
Scottie PippenScottie Pippen
25 September 1965
Basketball Player

Dennis RodmanDennis Rodman
13 May 1961
Basketball Player

Phil JacksonPhil Jackson
17 September 1945
Former Basketball Player, Executive & Coach

Dwayne JohnsonDwayne Johnson
02 May 1972
Actor

Kobe BryantKobe Bryant
23 August 1978
Basketball Player
Bruce LeeBruce Lee
27 November 1940
Actor, Martial Artist

Mike TysonMike Tyson
30 June 1966
Boxer

LeBron JamesLeBron James
30 December 1984
NBA Star
Steve KerrSteve Kerr
27 September 1965
Basketball Player

Muhammad AliMuhammad Ali
17 January 1942
 
The UndertakerThe Undertaker
24 March 1965
Professional Wrestler

Magic JohnsonMagic Johnson
14 August 1959
Basketball player

Chuck NorrisChuck Norris
10 March 1940
Martial artist

Larry BirdLarry Bird
07 December 1956
Former Basketball Star

Kareem Abdul-JabbarKareem Abdul-Jabbar
16 April 1947
Basketball Player, Basketball Coach
O. J. SimpsonO. J. Simpson
09 July 1947
Former American Football Player

John CenaJohn Cena
23 April 1977
Wrestler, Rapper

Colin KaepernickColin Kaepernick
03 November 1987
American Football Quarterback

Rob GronkowskiRob Gronkowski
14 May 1989
American Football Player
Tom BradyTom Brady
03 August 1977
American Football Quarterback

Lance ArmstrongLance Armstrong
18 September 1971
Road racing cyclist
Dave BautistaDave Bautista
18 January 1969
Wrestler, Actor

Ronda RouseyRonda Rousey
01 February 1987
Professional wrestler

Tiger WoodsTiger Woods
30 December 1975
Golfer
Charles BarkleyCharles Barkley
20 February 1963
Basketball Player

Stephen CurryStephen Curry
14 March 1988
Basketball Player
Terry CrewsTerry Crews
30 July 1968
Actor, American Football Player

Big ShowBig Show
08 February 1972
WWE Wrestler, Actor

Wilt ChamberlainWilt Chamberlain
21 August 1936
Basketball Player
Floyd Mayweather Jr.Floyd Mayweather Jr.
24 February 1977
Boxer

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Brock LesnarBrock Lesnar
12 July 1977
Professional Wrestler
Michael OherMichael Oher
28 May 1986
American Football Player

Nikki BellaNikki Bella
21 November 1983
Professional Wrestler

Kimbo SliceKimbo Slice
08 February 1974
Mixed martial Artist

Jon JonesJon Jones
19 July 1987
Mixed Martial Artist
Roman ReignsRoman Reigns
25 May 1985
Professional Wrestler
Brandon BurlsworthBrandon Burlsworth
20 September 1976
American Football Player

Pat TillmanPat Tillman
06 November 1976
American Football Player

Allen IversonAllen Iverson
07 June 1975
Basketball Player

Jerry SloanJerry Sloan
28 March 1942
Basketball Player
Tonya HardingTonya Harding
12 November 1970
Former Figure Skater, Boxer

Vince CarterVince Carter
26 January 1977
Basketball Player

Kevin GarnettKevin Garnett
19 May 1976
NBA Star

Hulk HoganHulk Hogan
11 August 1953
Professional Wrestler

Triple HTriple H
27 July 1969
Professional Wrestler, Actor
Steven SeagalSteven Seagal
10 April 1952
Actor

Hakeem OlajuwonHakeem Olajuwon
21 January 1963
Basketball Player
Babe RuthBabe Ruth
06 February 1895
 

Sasha BanksSasha Banks
26 January 1992
Professional Wrestler

Aaron HernandezAaron Hernandez
06 November 1989
American Football Player
Cam NewtonCam Newton
11 May 1989
American Football Player

George ForemanGeorge Foreman
10 January 1949
Professional Boxer
Dwyane WadeDwyane Wade
17 January 1982
NBA Basketball Star

Kevin DurantKevin Durant
29 September 1988
Basketball Player

Bill RussellBill Russell
12 February 1934
American basketball player

Timothy OlyphantTimothy Olyphant
20 May 1968
Actor

Tim DuncanTim Duncan
25 April 1976
 
Dustin PoirierDustin Poirier
19 January 1989
Mixed Martial Artist

Eddie GuerreroEddie Guerrero
09 October 1967
Professional Wrestler

Alex RodriguezAlex Rodriguez
27 July 1975
Baseball shortstop

Serena WilliamsSerena Williams
26 September 1981
Tennis Player
ChynaChyna
27 December 1969
Professional Wrestler

Charlotte FlairCharlotte Flair
05 April 1986
Wrestler
Gina CaranoGina Carano
16 April 1982
Mixed Martial Artist

Peyton ManningPeyton Manning
24 March 1976
American Football Quarterback

Aaron RodgersAaron Rodgers
02 December 1983
American football quarterback
Bethany HamiltonBethany Hamilton
08 February 1990
Surfer

Randy SavageRandy Savage
15 November 1952
Professional Wrestler
Tony HawkTony Hawk
12 May 1968
Skateboarder

Dominick CruzDominick Cruz
09 March 1985
Mixed Martial Artist

Seth RollinsSeth Rollins
28 May 1986
Professional Wrestler
Ric FlairRic Flair
25 February 1949
Professional Wrestler

Kawhi LeonardKawhi Leonard
29 June 1991
Basketball Player
Stipe MiocicStipe Miocic
19 August 1982
Mixed Martial Artist

Deion SandersDeion Sanders
09 August 1967
 

Jackie RobinsonJackie Robinson
31 January 1919
Professional baseball player

Russell WilsonRussell Wilson
29 November 1988
American Football Player
Billy BeaneBilly Beane
29 March 1962
Former Baseball Player & Administrator
Bobby FischerBobby Fischer
09 March 1943
Chess Grandmaster

Tarvaris JacksonTarvaris Jackson
21 April 1983
American Football Player

Tim TebowTim Tebow
14 August 1987
American Football Player

Drew BreesDrew Brees
15 January 1979
American Football Player
CM PunkCM Punk
26 October 1978
Professional Wrestler

Michael PhelpsMichael Phelps
30 June 1985
 

Derrick RoseDerrick Rose
04 October 1988
Basketball Player

Jesse VenturaJesse Ventura
15 July 1951
 

http://www.betweentheropes.comRandy Orton
01 April 1980
Professional Wrestler, Actor
Yao MingYao Ming
12 September 1980
Basketball Player

Shawn MichaelsShawn Michaels
22 July 1965
Wrestler
Stephanie McMahonStephanie McMahon
24 September 1976
Wrestler

Kyrie IrvingKyrie Irving
23 March 1992
Basketball Player
Bray WyattBray Wyatt
23 May 1987
Professional Wrestler
Brie BellaBrie Bella
21 November 1983
Pro Wrestler