Credentials: One of the world's most elite cyclists and only American ever to win four consecutive Tour de France championships. Dominated the competition again, perfecting a "Fourpeat Tour de Lance."
Past ESPY's: 2000 Comeback Athlete.
Credentials: Won MVP, earned 1st career batting title (.370), and set postseason record with eight HR.
Past ESPY's: 1994 Best Male Athlete, '94 and 2002 Best Baseball Player, and 2002 Best Moment.
Credentials: Won his second straight MVP award, helping the Spurs to the NBA finals.
Past ESPY's: 2000 Best Men's Pro Basketball Player and 1997 Best College Basketball Player.
Credentials: Won 5 PGA Tour events in 2002 en route to being top money winner.
Past ESPY's: 1990's Golf Decade Award, 1998, 2000, '01, and '02 Best Men's Golfer, 1998, 2000, '01, and '02 Best Male Athlete, 1998 Showstopper of the Year, 2001 Championship Performance, 2001 Record-breaking Performance, and 1997 Breakthrough Athlete.
'02 Tiger Woods|
'01 Tiger Woods
'00 Tiger Woods
'99 Mark McGwire
'98 Ken Griffey Jr., Tiger Woods
'97 Michael Johnson
'96 Cal Ripken
'95 Steve Young
'94 Barry Bonds
'93 Michael Jordan