What would baseball be without Jeter or Mariano? What would basketball be without Kobe or Duncan? What would hockey be without Martin Brodeur between the pipes in New Jersey?
They are fixtures in professional sports and their respective cities for a long, long time. Nobody quite knows how much more we are going to have of them. These types of players come around only ever so often, and the world of sports will lose one of its playing icons in the upcoming days – or weeks, depending how long the Baltimore Ravens playoff run continues.