When an athlete finds all their chips are down, it’s their successful return to the field, court or rink that reminds us you can always come back and kick butt if you put your mind to it. These athletes were among the top of their respective sports before circumstances disrupted their careers. Their resiliency, triumphantly re-emerging from adversity and regaining their MVP status, make these athletes truly inspirational.




  1. Miguel Cabrera
  2. Miguel Cabrera ESPN
  3. Andre Agassi
  4. The Guardian
  5. Monica Seles ESPNW
  6. Bethany Hamilton
  7. Ervin "Magic" Johnson
  8. Business of Magic Johnson
  9. Greg LeMond
  10. Hockey Hall of Fame
  11. Mario Lemieux
  12. Rocky Bleier