A SIDEWAYS GLANCE : THIS WEEK'S HIT LIST: MEASURING POPULARITY.A survey done to help Sports Illustrated Sports Illustrated is the largest weekly American sports magazine owned by media conglomerate Time Warner. It has over 3 million subscribers and is read by 23 million adults each week, including over 18 million men, 19% of the adult males in the country. for Kids figure out its story content asked readers aged 9 to 13 to pick their favorite basketball player.
Nearly half (48 percent) of the 617 kids picked - are you ready for this? - Michael Jordan This article is about the former basketball player. For other uses, see Michael Jordan (disambiguation).
Michael Jeffrey Jordan (born February 17 1963) is a retired American professional basketball player. .
Here's how the rest of the voting fell into place:
2. (tie)Charles Barkley This article is about the basketball player. For the politican, see Charles E. Barkley
Charles Wade Barkley (born February 20 1963) is a retired American professional basketball player. and Dennis Rodman (7 percent).
4. Shaquille O'Neal (6 percent).
5. (tie) Magic Johnson, Grant Hill and Penny Hardaway (4 percent). As for Johnson, who hasn't even played in two years, he drew 7 percent of the total girls' vote and less than one percent of the boys'.
8. Scottie Pippen (3 percent).
9. (tie) Shawn Kemp and Muggsy Bogues (2 percent).
But is basketball king? Almost
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1. In-line skating (7.8 million).
2. Basketball (5.8 million).
3. Slow-pitch softball (3.5 million).
4. (tie) Touch football, volleyball and baseball (2.6 million).
7. Running/jogging (2.5 million).
8. Fishing (2.18 million)
9. Soccer (2.16 million)
10. Billiards billiards, any one of a number of games played with a tapered, leather-tipped stick called a cue and various numbers of balls on a rectangular, cloth-covered slate table with raised and cushioned edges. (2.14 million)
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