Julius Erving,Michael Jordan,or Wilt Chamberlain
This question has long been debated and even the experts can't agree. There really is no one answer.
It is hard to pick just one player who is the best hockey player in history because that is an opinion. But Wayne Gretzky is probably the most well know/greatest holding the most records in the NHL of any player. Other top players were Bobby Orr, Mario Lemieux, Gordie Howe and goalie Terry Sawchuck.
Larry Bird no question
It depends on who you're fighting.
The best sports player ever in history is Brian Scalabrine
The best footballer in the world history is Brazilian player Pele.
the best hitter in baseball is Pete Rose