According to the Harris Poll, Kobe Bryant is tied with Tiger Woods as the country’s favorite sports star this year.
Derek Jeter of the Yankees came in third, followed by NFL quarterbacks Brett Favre and Peyton Manning at fourth and fifth respectively.
Rounding out the top ten are LeBron James, Michael Jordan, Tom Brady, Drew Brees, and Dale Earnhardt Jr. It should be noted that while everyone above him participated in their sports most recent season, Michael Jordan appears in the top ten despite not playing in the NBA for over seven years.
Kobe is the favorite sports star amongst 18-33 year olds and 46-64 year olds. Brett Favre is the favorite amongst 34-45 year olds while Tiger Woods captures the 65+ demographic.
Serena and Venus Williams are the favorite female sports stars, according to the poll.