The leader of the Bad Boys, Isiah Thomas, always played with a chip on his shoulder. Thomas was lightning quick with the ball and was an excellent shooter from the outside.
However, what he will be most remembered for is his tremendous ability as a leader. One of the original floor generals, Thomas, had an innate ability to know when to get the ball to his teammates versus getting himself going offensively.
Randy Johnson – MLB
“The Big Unit” seems like a nickname that is hard to live up to, but Randy Johnson at 6ft 8in is more than equal to the task. With a nickname like that, it's hard to take your eyes off of him! Johnson played major league baseball for an astounding 22 seasons on six different teams but mostly for the Seattle Mariners and Arizona Diamondbacks.
He is famous for being the fifth most successful left-handed baseball player of all time and for having the second-most career strikeouts (4,875) in MLB history.
Jimmie Johnson - NASCAR
With his dough eyes and puppy-dog face, Johnson is the third stock car racer to win seven Cup championships. Jimmie Johnson was born in El Cajon, California, in 1975 and entered the world of racing after graduating high school. In 2001, Johnson signed with Hendricks Racing, and since then has seen many wins to his name.
He has won seven Cup championships, most impressively five of them being consecutive wins from 2006-2010, becoming the first driver to do so. To date, Johnson has won 86 races, started in the pole position 35 times, finished in the top five 221 times, and in the top ten in 342 races.
Gustavo Kuerten - Tennis
“Guga” is now a retired former World No. 1 from Brazil. He has won the French Open singles title a total of three times (1997, 2000, and 2001), and was also the Tennis Masters Cup champion in 2000. However, Kuerten suffered numerous injuries, leading him to miss several tournaments in the years between 2002 and 2005.
After a few failed comebacks, he officially retired in May 2008, in his career he has won 20 singles and eight doubles titles. Although he is retired, his hair game is still going strong, and we're not complaining!
Julius Peppers - NFL
A complete stud of an athlete - Peppers played for both the North Carolina football and basketball teams. After finishing college, Peppers decided to focus primarily on the gridiron.
That ended up being the right choice, as he’s collected a career total of 154.5 sacks and will go down as one of the best pass rushers in NFL history. In 2009, Peppers donated half a million dollars to a scholarship program that supports black students at his alma mater of North Carolina.