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Gwynn Jr. was starstruck meeting Muhammad Ali but not as starstruck as he might be if he met Michael Jordan

We learn from the NC Times the list of of athletes that impress Anthony Keith Gwynn Jr., Muhammad Ali comes in second place.

"This is the top until I ever meet Michael Jordan," Gwynn said.

Gwynn has now met Muhammad Ali and Magic Johnson and he was starstruck to be sure, but they aren't Michael Jordan.  That kind of a back handed compliment.  So just in case Ali and Johnson aren't clear...

  1. Michael Jordan
  2. Muhammad Ali
  3. Magic Johnson

Is it just me or do a lot of guys on the Padres sound like they'd rather be playing basketball?  Here's Gwynn without a baseball player in his top 3 athletes and two of them are basketball players.

Will Venable was interviewed for an article in the Union Tribune today and he said:

"After my junior season in high school, baseball wasn’t important to me," Venable said. "I wasn’t real good at it and I had lost interest. Baseball wasn’t a priority in my life."

"I loved basketball."

I don't know for sure if Chris Young would rather be playing basketball, but I think it is safe to say.