I can't decide if this is insulting or stupid. The LA Times has Kobe Bryant at number one (okay, I guess), Dwight Howard at number 3 (this is supposed to be about Los Angeles athletes, Howard has not yet even put on an LA uni). Chris Paul is at 8, and Blake Griffin is at 10. Maybe it's just me. Maybe I'm just a big Clipper fan and can't see the forest for the trees.
But Matt Barkely is number 2. Really? On a team that wasn't eligible for post-season play the last two years.
Beckham's 4, Kemp is 5, Pujols is 6, Serena Williams is 7 (I'm serious, Serena Williams), Venus is in the teens somewhere), Mike Trout is 9. Let me repeat that, Mike Trout is 9... in front of Blake Griffin.
Look, I know the Lakers are big. And I understand it's baseball season, and David Beckham has international cache'... but this is supposed to be an article on Los Angeles Sports figures. Maybe it's just me, but I don't associate Serena or Venus as LA athletes.
I'm simply blown away by the bias and randomness of this article... is the Los Angeles Times even slightly relevant anymore? And, oh yeah, it's a slideshow, so feel free to ignore.