Who's the Luckiest?

We're pegging this question to St. Patrick's Day, a time when you hear plenty about "the luck of the Irish," although Charlie Weis's boys didn't seem too fortunate last year. Anyway, we want to know who you think the luckiest person currently active in sports is. It could be a player, coach, executive, mascot, whatever -- just someone you think has had at least one thing and possibly a ton of things go right for him or her.

By Desmond Bieler |  March 9, 2008; 8:00 PM ET
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Armand Hammer said when I work fourteen hours a day, seven days a week, I get lucky. The answer must be Tiger Woods.

Posted by: Henry | March 10, 2008 10:27 PM

Alonzo Mourning

Posted by: Gary | March 11, 2008 2:32 PM

Sidney Crosby

Posted by: Jim | March 11, 2008 2:39 PM

Allan Houston. I'm much more qualified to not play basketball than he is, but he's getting like $14 million a year for it!

Posted by: Short Old White Guy | March 11, 2008 3:10 PM

Stephon Marbury.

The man is getting $20 million dollars this year and next year to hang out with his boys, play video games, have sex in his truck, and not play basketball.

Now that is the luckiest man in sports.

Posted by: Isaiah Thomas | March 11, 2008 3:41 PM

Chris Webber. Chris is the recipient of Don Nelson's attempt to bury the past. He can no longer move, shoot or pass, but he can pocket the million plus the Warriors are giving him.

Posted by: West Coast Correspondent | March 11, 2008 8:25 PM

Chris Webber. Chris is the recipient of Don Nelson's attempt to bury the past. He can no longer move, shoot or pass, but he can pocket the million plus the Warriors are giving him.

Posted by: West Coast Correspondent | March 11, 2008 8:28 PM

Chris Webber. Chris is the recipient of Don Nelson's attempt to bury the past. He can no longer move, shoot or pass, but he can pocket the million plus the Warriors are giving him.

Posted by: West Coast Correspondent | March 11, 2008 8:28 PM

Charlie Weis.

If his name was Marcus Weis, or Lamar Weis, he'd in the unemployment line.

Posted by: joey | March 11, 2008 11:09 PM

He may be calabasian, note the lack of the luck of the irish, but he surely is the luckiest! 4 rounds of golf a weekend, 1 million+ pay check, and look at the wife he comes home to all tired and worn out....

Posted by: Ben | March 11, 2008 11:51 PM

Stevie Williams, Tiger Woods's caddie is the luckiest person in sports and probably has the best job in the world -- except maybe that guy doing the Verizon ads who says nothing more than, "Can you hear me now?" How do you get jobs like that?

Posted by: Dubby | March 12, 2008 8:35 AM

Marko Jaric. Dude's banging Adriana Lima...

Posted by: GreenWithEnvy | March 12, 2008 9:14 AM

All pro athletes are lucky. They were all born with athletic ability above and beyond the rest of us. They get paid to play games.

Posted by: Anonymous | March 12, 2008 10:14 AM

Michael Jordan.

If Len Bias didn't die, Jordan would have had a worthy opponent. Jordan wouldn't have dominated as much nor would he have as many titles or MVPs as he does. Can you imagine how much Magic would have dominated if there was no Bird, or how much Bird would have dominated if there was no Magic? Jordan really did not have an opponent on his level.

Posted by: roos | March 12, 2008 10:18 AM

Stephon Marbury

He is not playing right now, complains and still gets a check in the mail.

Posted by: holla | March 12, 2008 10:58 AM

Tiger Woods. Don't get me wrong - he's amazing. But the guy gets all the breaks. Players fold to him just because he's Tiger Woods. When someone actually beats him, its "Woods didn't have his A game," not "Player X played great." He's a jerk on the course - cursing up a storm in front of kids who wear his Nike hats and drink his gatorade. He then repays them by never signing autographs. He's lucky because he does whatever he wants without any repercussions. He could commit murder and the media would give him a pass.

Posted by: TW is a jerk | March 12, 2008 11:07 AM

Tom Brady,

Dates super models and actresses and makes millions for playing a game 4 months out of they year.

Posted by: DW | March 12, 2008 11:31 AM

Rulon Gardner. The man can't die!

Posted by: Yo! | March 12, 2008 10:52 PM

Kwame Brown. Done!

Posted by: Sak | March 12, 2008 11:16 PM

Keith Van Horn. The $4 million man. Without a doubt.

Posted by: didnik | March 13, 2008 12:11 AM

By far Bill Walton a big man with average skills and broken feet--lucked out being part of a UCLA team that won the national championship. He was self proclaimed as the catalyst for Portland's championship run; there were a laundry list of player who had his back and made him look good. He also, lucked out and roded the bench on a Boston Celtic team that won the NBA title and now he's an NBA commentator who critizes every basketball player that is/was better than him during his most productive years. Finally, how did he ever get named to the 50 greatest players list? Talk about lucky--he's a right place at the right time kind of guy.

Posted by: Keith Morrris | March 13, 2008 2:28 AM

For never meeting a person who had a gun with them when he raged or who was as nuts as he was----the luckiest athlete has to be Mike Tyson.

Posted by: THOROS | March 13, 2008 7:15 AM

Robert Horry of the San Antonio Spurs...This guy has six championship rings,i think about the same as Jordan Bulls..That's what i call being a very lucky guy..u can give me his career over Ewing,Barkley,and Malone and other HOF's without a championship anyday of the week...And he might get amother ring this year..

Posted by: Reggie | March 13, 2008 7:48 AM

Matt Cassell. He gets to be a career backup (both in college and in the NFL) and still win numerous championships. I'm sure hanging out with Leinert and Brady has its advantages when it comes to getting the ladies too.

Posted by: fmr | March 13, 2008 9:39 AM

Frank Catalanotto

Posted by: DC | March 13, 2008 10:24 AM

Brandon Lloyd, this blog is done!

Posted by: daytradeforcash | March 13, 2008 10:41 AM

Kevin Elliott - Lucky and blessed!!

Posted by: Neion | March 13, 2008 10:48 AM


Posted by: RE: Frank Catalanotto | March 13, 2008 11:58 AM

Jerry Yang, winner of the Main Event at the 2007 World Series of Poker

Posted by: Stu Ungar | March 13, 2008 12:58 PM

The Chosen One - Lebron James. Though he wins playoff games with no-call travels, he is the most prodigious athlete in sports.

Posted by: Chase | March 13, 2008 1:38 PM

Keith Van Horn luckiest this year.

Posted by: Anonymous | March 13, 2008 3:48 PM

Theo Epstein luckiest in 21st century

Posted by: Anonymous | March 13, 2008 3:51 PM

Sparky Anderson luckiest of all time

Posted by: Anonymous | March 13, 2008 3:52 PM

brandon loydd...has made millions for producing absolutely nothing!!!

Posted by: deadskin | March 13, 2008 5:57 PM

Joe Torrie - because he doesn't have to sit in the NY Yankee dougout anymore and watch as his team spends more money on baseball players then the US spends on Education...

Posted by: Jeff | March 13, 2008 7:54 PM

Lebron James. He can take as many steps as he wants to go for a dunk without dribbling the ball, he wont get called for traveling. He can run anyone over and wont get called for charge.

Posted by: WizKid | March 14, 2008 1:34 PM

Very smart & very talented but also smug, conceited and very lucky to be on a team that very likely benefited from several egregious calls (highlighted by "the tuck rule" lucky bounces, the easiest division and cheating from his coaching staff en route to 3 SB's.

Posted by: Tom Brady | March 14, 2008 3:55 PM

David Beckham. Making 50 plus Million to kick passes to his teammates and take free kicks after his teammates just got clobered as well as play in the Spring to Early fall in the US where the players and media scrutiny in Soccer is weak at best.

Posted by: Kingly0577 | March 14, 2008 4:18 PM

Damon Jones. Gets to stay on a basketball team every year because he the other guys think he is funny and comes in the game for ten seconds to hit the game winning shot.

Posted by: Hawky | March 14, 2008 4:21 PM

that hockey player who had his throat slit on the ice the other week

Posted by: guy charron | March 14, 2008 11:24 PM

Keith Morris you are an ass. Bill Walton might have been the most dominant NCAA player ever. How many of his UCLA teammates made a mark in the NBA? But not for very bad luck, we might be talking about the Bill Walton era in the NBA. Go back and take another look at the '77 finals against Philadelphia. Average skills? And the question asked about active athletes, so you're an idiot in more ways than one.

Posted by: Paul | March 15, 2008 4:30 PM

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