Have you ever wondered if all the great athletes who have switched sports from one to another did so for the reason of their performance level or even their level of competition? Most likely, most have answered yes to these questions.
So why should we respect the athletes who have played such games as football, basketball, baseball and other similar games? There are a lot of reasons why it is important to respect athletes and their achievements.
First, when athletes switch sports? we need to remember that most athletes who have changed their sport for another are doing so due to performance reasons. Of course, there are also those athletes who have done so for financial reasons as well. But these are the exceptions rather than the norm. The fact remains that most athletes are doing this because of what they think is best for them and what better way to prove it than by going on and winning.
Second, sports are competitive by nature; hence, it is not a surprise that athletes have switched from one game to another. The more they win the more they want to compete in different competitions and the more they play the better.
Third, I believe that sports have changed over the years and today it is not uncommon to find people who are considered as great athletes who have only recently switched sports. Some of the great athletes who have switched sports today include: Tiger Woods, Michael Jordan and Serena Williams to name a few. In fact, many people consider these athletes as true stars in their own right. They are some of the greatest athletes of our generation.
As you can see, it is not all about talent and athleticism when we discuss an athlete’s performance in his or her field. It is a combination of the talent and the dedication to your craft, that separates one athlete from another in my opinion.
One of the biggest reasons that athletes tend to switch sports is because they feel that they are not getting enough out of their sport. This is not always the case, but you need to keep in mind that some people just do not like change.
So why not honor these great athletes with respect? Consider all of the benefits that they will bring to our society and to our sport as well, which is nothing but competition and fun.
It is time that we started showing the world that athletes who have changed their sports are respected for their achievements and not just their talent. Think on this.