The Best Athletes Of 2023

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The wide world of sports has seen some of the greatest, most dominant, most beloved, and most amazing athletes enter their respective leagues over the past two decades but defining who the best of the best athlete of 2023 is a nearly impossible task. With gold medalists, MVPs, champions, superstars, and G.O.A.T.s all in their prime, sports has never seen a greater crop of athletes than it has right now.

NBA superstars like Stephen Curry, Luka Doncic, and LeBron James continue to dominate their leagues and give showstopping highlights each and every night. At the same time, the next generation of legendary quarterbacks like Patrick Mahomes, Joe Burrow, and Josh Allen have redefined their position and changed the game of football forever. MLB is slowly beginning to get back into global popularity with Mookie Betts, Fernando Tatis Jr., and Aaron Judge showing up and showing out every day. Of course, we would be remiss if we didn't mention the biggest superstars of the biggest sport in the world, Lionel Messi, Christiano Ronaldo, and Kylian Mbappe who have surpassed superstar status and have reached another all-time level.

Vote up the best athletes of 2023, and be sure to check out The Best Athletes of All Time and The Most Famous Athlete in the World Right Now to get a full and comprehensive look at the superstars of sports from yesterday all the way to today.

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