It might surprise you to know that some of the greatest athletes in American history are left-handed. Some of the most famous left-handed famous people come from the world of sports, however, there are others who are or were phenomenal musicians.
Here are a few left-handed famous people we think you should know about:
1. LeBron James
LeBron Raymone James is an American professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association. James has won three NBA championships, four NBA Most Valuable Player Awards, three NBA Finals MVP Awards, two Olympic gold medals, an NBA scoring title, and the NBA Rookie of the Year Award. He has also been selected to 13 NBA All-Star teams, 13 All-NBA teams, and six All-Defensive teams, and is the Cavaliers’ all-time leading scorer. James is also ranked one of the most influential and popular athletes.
2. Reggie Jackson
Reginald Martinez “Reggie” Jackson is a retired American baseball right fielder who played 21 seasons in Major League Baseball for five different teams. He was nicknamed “Mr. October” for his clutch hitting in the postseason with the Oakland A’s and the New York Yankees.
3. Marvin Marvelous Hagler
Marvin Hagler is an American former professional boxer who was Undisputed World Middleweight Champion from 1980 to 1987. Hagler made twelve undisputed title defenses and holds the highest KO% of all middleweight champions at 78%.
4. Mike Vick
Michael Dwayne Vick is an American football quarterback who is currently a free agent. He has previously played for the Atlanta Falcons, Philadelphia Eagles, and New York Jets.
5. Deion Sanders
Deion Luwynn Sanders, Sr. is a former football and baseball player, who works as an analyst for CBS Sports and the NFL Network. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on August 6, 2011. He played in the National Football League (NFL) for the Atlanta Falcons, the San Francisco 49ers, the Dallas Cowboys, the Washington Redskins and the Baltimore Ravens, winning the Super Bowl with both the 49ers and the Cowboys. As an outfielder in baseball, Sanders played professionally for the New York Yankees, the Atlanta Braves, the Cincinnati Reds and the San Francisco Giants.
6. William “Bill” Russell
William Felton “Bill” Russell is an American retired professional basketball player. Russell played center for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association from 1956 to 1969. A five-time NBA Most Valuable Player and a twelve-time All-Star, Russell was the centerpiece of the Celtics dynasty, winning eleven NBA championships during his thirteen-year career.
7. Jimi Hendrix
Jonny Allen “Jimi” Hendrix is widely recognized as one of the most creative and influential musicians of the 20th century, Jimi Hendrix pioneered the explosive possibilities of the electric guitar. Hendrix’s innovative style of combining fuzz, feedback and controlled distortion created a new musical form.
8. James Joseph Brown
Legendary singer James Brown, was also a songwriter, record producer, dancer, and bandleader. He was the creator of funk music and a major figure of 20th century popular music and dance, he is often referred to as the “Godfather of Soul.”In a career that spanned six decades, he influenced the development of several music genres.