+162 Michael Jordan is obviously more famous than Messi and Ronaldo, amirite?

by Anonymous 4 months ago

American moment

by Anonymous 5 months ago

You're not going to believe this... but there are more people outside of the US than in it. I hope you were sat down for that revelation.

by Anonymous 5 months ago

I'm saying lmao.

by Anonymous 5 months ago

🫨🫨🫨🫨

by Anonymous 5 months ago

Your opinion is factually incorrect.

by Anonymous 5 months ago

This is a prime example of how Americans live in a huge bubble

by Anonymous 5 months ago

I misread the title as Michael Jackson and I was like 'I guess there is an argument to be had here', but then I realized you said Michael Jordan and I'm dumbfounded.

by Anonymous 5 months ago

Man I am constantly getting these two mixed up, glad to see it's universal.

by Anonymous 5 months ago

What Michael Jackson shoes are you wearing bro

by Anonymous 5 months ago

Football is the worlds biggest sport and messi and ronaldo are the most famous players of the world biggest sport, so yeah I reckon messi and ronaldo are more famous/ well known across the world.

by Anonymous 5 months ago

Jesus Christ everyone keeps making this same dumb argument. You guys only look at fans. True fame also takes into account people who know you despite not being fans. How can a man have global fame if he's "only famous to Americans". He had worldwide fame, get it through your head, jeez

by Anonymous 5 months ago

Please just try and expand your brain beyond the constraints of America. Please I'm begging you.

by Anonymous 5 months ago

Even with the criteria you mentioned messi and ronaldo are still more famously known

by Anonymous 5 months ago

Gotta love Americans not understanding how much bigger the rest of the world is than them....

by Anonymous 5 months ago

I'm pretty sure very one knows either Messi or Ronaldo, but I doubt some random Somalian boy knows who Michael jordan is.

by Anonymous 5 months ago

Football is the number one sport in the world. Basketball is only really popular in America and maybe a couple other countries. Not to mention jordan played over 20 years ago while Ronaldo and Messi still play to this day. Sorry to burst your America centric bubble but your just plain wrong.

by Anonymous 5 months ago

Basketball is really popular in China, where the most famous player is not Jordan

by Anonymous 5 months ago

Unless you're outside America, it's called soccer.

by Anonymous 5 months ago

God this is why people despise some americans

by Anonymous 5 months ago

They make it so easy don't they 🤣

by Anonymous 5 months ago

Soccer is the #1 most popular sport in the world with an estimated fandom of 3.5 billion people. Basketball is ranked at #9 with around 400 million fans. Even volleyball is more popular in the world than basketball with a fandom of 900 million people.

by Anonymous 5 months ago

football *

by Anonymous 5 months ago

It's also called soccer get over it

by Anonymous 5 months ago

Only to Americans.

by Anonymous 5 months ago

FYI, in Ireland we call it soccer as well because we already have a football. Think it's probably the same for Aus.

by Anonymous 5 months ago

"Soccer" is a British word.

by Anonymous 5 months ago

You think my mum knows what a pair of Jordans are?

by Anonymous 5 months ago

Only reason I know about Michael Jordan is because of Space Jam. Basketball isn't a popular sport outside the west cuz it requires a proper court whereas with football you just need a ball and a big empty area. Messi and Ronaldo even dominate Michael Jackson in terms of popularity now I'd reckon. A third world kid who can't even speak English wouldn't know about Michael Jordan ( a very American sport ) or Michael Jackson ( an English singer ).

by Anonymous 5 months ago

Now I know you're definitely delusional bro Jordan is one thing but Michael JACKSON is even crazier. You guys just can't step outside of the lens of being a soccer fan and realize that to every non fan Jordan is literally mythic status of fame

by Anonymous 5 months ago

I get that it's hard for an american to understand that basketball is nowhere a big a sport as football. I already said why. I've never played or watched football but I know about Messi or Ronaldo because everyone is talking about them 24/7. Illiterate third world children also count in the demographics , they don't know about basketball, foreign singing and neither of the MJs.

by Anonymous 5 months ago

Americans when non-americans don't watch american sports 😮😮😮

by Anonymous 5 months ago

You can't seem to step outside of the lens of being an American. How ironic

by Anonymous 5 months ago

Maybe in America. You ask anybody over 40 in the rest of the world who Michael Jordan is, they probably won't have a clue. I only know him from Space Jam.

by Anonymous 5 months ago

The most watched NBA finals game ever was game 6, 1998, with a viewership of 35.89 million. This was Jordan's last championship, and at the time was meant to be his last game in the NBA. This year the finals peaked at 17.88 million. This year's world cup finals, Lionel Messi's last world cup game, had a live viewership of 1.5 billion.

by Anonymous 5 months ago

Nah, he's not as famous outside the US. And the US's population is not that high. You're the delusional one, nothing out of the ordinary for an american tho.

by Anonymous 5 months ago

If these soccer players are so famous how come they havent made a movie of them where they go to space and play soccer against aliens for the fate of the world?

by Anonymous 5 months ago

You're so right, I stand corrected

by Anonymous 5 months ago

You need to learn how to read genuinely all you kids know is looking at the population numbers. Let me dumb it down so you can understand. Fame is not just about number of fans. True fame is when people who are NOT your fans still know who you are. Jordan was statistically at one point third most famous in the world. Under only the Pope and Princess Diana (You probably never heard of them because you have no life experience). Tell me how can a man become third most famous person alive if he's ONLY famous in America? The answer is he can't. Michael Jordan had worldwide fame. When your brain develops you'll learn to understand higher level abstract concepts instead of just trying to throw population numbers at people smarter than you.

by Anonymous 5 months ago

source that he's the third most famous person in the world?

by Anonymous 5 months ago

Source: OP's arse

by Anonymous 5 months ago

I tried to find your source sweetie and it only applies to america. He's not well known outside of your country be a big boy and accept it

by Anonymous 5 months ago

Want to bet OP also thinks the superbowl is the most watched thing on tv? Even though that's wrong by an order of magnitude just amongst annual events.

by Anonymous 5 months ago

The Super Bowl isn't even shown on tv in my country 😂

by Anonymous 5 months ago

*football

by Anonymous 5 months ago

nobody even watches basketball outside the US

by Anonymous 5 months ago

This has to be a European trying to make Americans look bad

by Anonymous 5 months ago

I disagree, in US this is probably true, but in other countries this doesn't aply. I'm from Brazil, the culture of football here is more expressive, so obviously football players are very know. The average brazilian wouldn't have idea who is MJ.

by Anonymous 5 months ago

3.5 billion people watched the World Cup in 2022. Almost 1.5 billion watched the final match. Messi was the main star of the event. It's impossible for anyone who watched the World Cup, even someone who has never watched football before, not to know who Messi is after that game. Therefore, kindly explain how Michael Jordan could match such media reach, especially nearly two decades after his prime.

by Anonymous 5 months ago

Ya this ain't it chief

by Anonymous 5 months ago

American moment. Also, your opinion is unpopular, but also dumb and wrong. The NBA is nowhere near soccer as far as how many fans it attracts. Period.

by Anonymous 5 months ago

I am American too, but even I know that what sports are popular here are not the same as other countries. They call soccer "futball" across the pond, and it's much more popular than basket ball or football over there jsyk

by Anonymous 5 months ago

Which band does Jordan play for? Or does he sing?

by Anonymous 5 months ago

Least delusional American.

by Anonymous 5 months ago

Life must be so simple as an American 🤣

by Anonymous 5 months ago

I pray this is bait

by Anonymous 5 months ago

Is Michael jordan the Messi of basketball or something? Bit confused

by Anonymous 5 months ago

I think Michael Jordan may have been the Ronaldo of the 90s. Less and less people will have heard of him. I'm not American so I only heard of him as the guy in space jam

by Anonymous 5 months ago

Honestly i doubt this is true only measuring the US never mind the rest of the world.

by Anonymous 5 months ago

Op, the entire world is not America-centric. It's literally only America that thinks so.

by Anonymous 5 months ago

This isn't an unpopular opinion. You're just factually incorrect. Only Americans and Canadians know about Michael Jordan

by Anonymous 5 months ago

Op fighting for his life here 😆

by Anonymous 5 months ago

American ignorance is a special kind of ignorance. The "Main Character" of countries.

by Anonymous 5 months ago

Maybe just the release year of space jam

by Anonymous 5 months ago

I've never heard of Messi or Ronaldo.

by Anonymous 5 months ago

Today I learned there's this guy called Michael Jordan who used to play baseball

by Anonymous 5 months ago

Who's Michael jordan?

by Anonymous 5 months ago

"Just because stupid Americans don't know Ronaldo doesn't make him less famous" "By the way people in [country where soccer is the most popular sport] think Ronaldo is way more famous" "...Well yes...they still do know Jordan despite living in Footballandia, but that's not the point!" Literally proving why Jordan is more famous

by Anonymous 5 months ago

Ask anyone in the Middle East & Asia who Michael Jordan is the majority would not have a clue, Messi & Ronaldo are known throughout. Heck, there was a boy in Afghanistan of all places who had a DIY Messi jersey made from a plastic bag which went viral and allowed him to meet Messi in person.

by Anonymous 5 months ago

Most famous sportsman in the world, perhaps. Even though football/soccer is the most popular sport in the world, half the world has no interest. The most famous person in the world is, probably, an American president

by Anonymous 5 months ago

Maybe 20 years ago at the height of his fame.

by Anonymous 5 months ago

The only Michaels people outside of our country care about are Jackson and Tyson.

by Anonymous 5 months ago

I'm going to use this as an example whenever somebody says "there are no wrong opinions". Yikes

by Anonymous 5 months ago

Such an ignorant take lol

by Anonymous 5 months ago

Maradona, Pele, Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni, Muhammad Ali are definitely more famous than Jordan. Even David Beckham may probably be more famous than Michael Jordan.

by Anonymous 5 months ago

Some of those are a big stretch. Assuming some of those are cricket players? Most of the world has 0 interest in cricket.

by Anonymous 5 months ago

He's more popular here

by Anonymous 5 months ago