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If Michael Phelps wants to come back, there's no reason for us to think he can't
If Michael Phelps wants to come back, there's no reason for us to think he can't

Michael Phelps has nothing left to prove in a swimming pool. His place in Olympic history is assured, and anything he might accomplish during the 2016 games in Rio de Janeiro — if he should decide to try and add to his record medal count — would just be, well, treading water. That said, if you're looking for someone to beg him to stay on the golf course, you came to the wrong place. Phelps has earned the right to never dip his toe into chlorinated water again if that's what he wants, but there is no reason for a 28-year-old guy to stop doing what he has done better than anyone as long as he still enjoys training and competing. If he can go to Brazil and shake down...

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