Michael Phelps won 28 Olympic medals, the most ever. He won 23 gold medals, the most ever. He competed in his first Summer Games at age 15, one of America’s youngest Olympians ever. He won six golds at 19, a record eight at 23 and went out with five more at age 31.
You don’t need a Starbucks barista to tell you where he ranks among the sport’s greats.
But when the wonks at ESPN put their heads together to