Just curious who thinks that Wayne Gretzky is the greatest player and ambassador of any sport? Has anyone done more for one sport than him? IMO, the answer is a big fat NO!!!! He transcended hockey for 2 decades and created huge interest in the southern states (Ana, SJ, Dallas, Atl - wouldn't be in the NHL if not for Gretz going to LA). Has or shares 61 NHL records that many seem untouchable. And thats just his playing career, what about this off ice demeanour. Has he every had any negative publicity? Has he ever been in trouble w/ the law? Has he ever had any personal problems leaked to the public? Again I answer no. And then there is his involvement and passion for Canadian hockey. Since he's been involved whats his record??? Gold at Salt Lake, 2 Golds at World Championships, World Cup Champs.... this guy simply wins. His rant after the loss to Sweden in '02 was something that Canadians will see for years to come. I know its only been 30 games in, but he's done much better than expected coaching in Phoenix with no real top end talent (Kovlachuk, Sakic, Nash, Crosby....list could go on), his 1 ace is Cujo who many thought was done. I am asking is there any other TOP players of their sport (basketball - Magic, Jordan, Bird etcc.... baseball - Bonds, Mantle, Mays ....etc.... hockey- Wayne, Mario, Orr...., football - montana, marino etc...). The only one I can think of is Muhammad Ali, but I wasn't around then so I don't really know.