Sports Nicknames - The Great One

What does the term "The Great One" mean? What is meant by the term "The Great One"?

"The Great One" is one of the nicknames given to the greatest hockey player of all time (and possibly greatest athlete), Wayne Gretzky.

Wayne Gretzky - The Great One - Profile drawing.  Illustration.  Avatar art.  One of the best hockey players ever.

Gretzky's level of dominance in the sport of hockey was second to none, and many of his records will likely never be broken.

The best illustration of Gretzky's dominance is the fact that he has more ASSISTS than any other player has total points.

Wayne Gretzky finished his illustrious career with 2,857 points in 1,487 games. This included 894 goals and 1,963 assists.

The next closest player on the list is Jaromir Jagr, who finished his career with 1,921 points in 1,733 career games.

The difference between Gretzky and Jagr in terms of total points is staggering, and shows why Gretzky deserves his "Great One" nickname.

Translate this to other sports. Imagine if the all-time points leader finished with 50% more points than the next closest player? Or imagine if the most prolific quarterback of all time finished with 50% more passing yards than the next closest player on the list?

Gretzky's level of dominance certainly earns him the nickname of the "Great One".


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