After posting on Bo Jackson I was thinking what was the best era. I may be partial but after thinking about it a while (5 minutes). I would have to say the 70's-80's were the best overall. Maybe in all sports.
Basketball. Jordan, Magic Bird Jabbar
Football. Montana Sanders Bo Sanders
Baseball. Rose Ryan Bench
I could go on and on with names that challenge that list. I cannot think of any names that challenge this list with the exception of Lebron and Kobe but I wouldnt put their names above any that I listed. The only two I would put above is Wilt and Oscar.
Im sure I will have disagreements.