“Is Ohtani this good?” Showing affection, a line on social media that faced a backlash


Justin Verlander (New York Mets)’s younger brother and ‘FOX Sports’ analyst Ben Verlander caused a ‘topic’ on social media.

On the 8th (Korean time), LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers scored 38,390 points in his NBA career against the Oklahoma City Thunder. Lebron went through the ‘coronation’ of tears by changing the NBA career high scoring record held by Abdul-Jabbar (38,387 points) since 1985. Abdul-Jabbar congratulated him by giving him a basketball.

While congratulations to LeBron are pouring in from each sports world, analyst Verlander posted a post on social media on the 9th. “Who are the 5 greatest athletes of all time?” Verlander did not stop at asking questions, but revealed his thoughts, and the five he picked were LeBron, Serena Williams, Michael Jordan, Muhammad Ali, and Shohei Ohtani (LA Angels).

Verlander is such a huge Ohtani ‘big fan’ that he visited Japan last August to meet Ohtani’s teachers and friends. Verlander posted a ‘praise’ article on SNS in his spare time and highly praised Ohtani’s ability, but this time it seems that his affection was filled with plenty.

This social media post quickly spread among sports fans, and within 12 hours, close to 500,000 people read the post. And more than 1,000 fans commented, most of which mentioned that it was ‘premature’ for Ohtani to be among the legendary players, and mentioning world-class players he had omitted.

One fan pointed out, “Even if Ohtani is good, as a pitcher, Nolan Ryan was better. Another objected, “If Ohtani is going to be selected, Babe Ruth has to go in. Ohtani hasn’t played for several years yet.”

Ohtani recorded 100 innings, 100 strikeouts, 100 RBIs, 100 runs, and 100 hits for the first time in major league history in 2021, and last year, he achieved both regular innings and regular at-bats for the first time. He was the first to record 200 strikeouts and -30 home runs, but there were still many reactions in the sports world that it was too early to be mentioned with other legends. 온라인바카라

The player most talked about instead of Ohtani is Bo Jackson. Jackson played as a baseball player in the major leagues from 1986 to 1994 and as an American football player in the NFL from 1987 to 1990, and is an all-star athlete in both sports. If Ohtani doubled as a pitcher in baseball, Jackson was rightly selected because he demonstrated his athleticism across sports.

In addition, famous players in each sport such as Kobe Bryant, Tiger Woods, Carl Lewis, Usain Bolt, Tom Brady, and Michael Phelps were mentioned. Although Ohtani is currently the best star player in the major leagues, most of the opinions were that his career was too short to be recognized for his ‘all-time’ ability beyond ‘star’.

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