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Best Male Athlete nominees  

Lance Armstrong
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.

Barry Bonds
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.

Tim Duncan
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.

Tiger Woods
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.

past winners
'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

The ESPY Awards will air on ESPN live from Hollywood's Kodak Theatre on July 16 at 9 p.m. ET.

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