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Comeback Athlete nominees  

Jennifer Capriati winner
Credentials: Earned her first two Grand Slam championships, winning the Australian and French Opens in 2001.

Past ESPY's: none

Peter Forsberg
Credentials: After sitting out the 2001-02 regular season, he scored 27 points in 20 games during 2002 playoffs.

Past ESPY's: none

Michael Jordan
Credentials: Returned to the NBA in 2001-02 after sitting out three seasons... averaged 22.9 ppg.

Past ESPY's: Comeback Athlete of the Year 1996, Outstanding Male Athlete 1993 , Outstanding Men's Pro Basketball Player of the Year 1999, 1998, 1997, 1993, NBA Play of the Year 1993, Dramatic Individual Performance of the Year 1998, and Pro Basketball Decade award 1990's.

Saku Koivu
Credentials: After sitting out most of the 2001-02 season with non-Hodgkin lymphoma, he returned to key Montreal's first round upset of Boston.

Past ESPY's: none

Mario Lemieux
Credentials: Returned to the NHL in 2000-01 season after sitting out three. Over the last two season he scored 107 points in 67 games.

Past ESPY's: 1994 Comeback Athlete, 1998 Outstanding Pro Hockey Performer, 1994 Outstanding Pro Hockey Performer, 1993 Outstanding Pro Hockey Performer.

past winners
'01 Andres Galarraga

'00 Lance Armstrong

'99 Eric Davis

'98 Roger Clemens

'97 Evander Holyfield

'96 Michael Jordan

'95 Dan Marino

'94 Mario Lemieux

'93 Dave Winfield


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