Tiger, Kobe Tie For Most Popular Athlete

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For the first time in years, Woods no longer holds the title of America's most popular sports star. Not by himself, anyway. NBA star Kobe Bryant is now tied.

Rising from fourth place last year, Kobe rose into a statistical dead heat with Tiger in a Harris Interactive poll, which Woods has won every year since 2006.

Woods' affair with Rachel Uchitel and countless others became huge news last year, and he has yet to regain the form that made him the world's #1 golfer.

He hasn't shown much respect for the game, either.

A sex scandal can't slow down this star ... or this other star!

The survey among 2,227 adults was conducted online from June 14-21. Even before the debacle that was "The Decision," LeBron James had from third to sixth.

Michael Jordan fell from second to seventh, Yankees star Derek Jeter leaped from fourth to third, with the annoying, possibly retired Brett Favre in fourth.

Peyton Manning rounded out the top five. Who's your favorite overall - and which of the two stars at the top do you like better? Vote in the poll below ...

Which sports standout do you like better?

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Tiger Woods has a large body that doesn't match his little head. His body seems to be getting bigger, fatter. In a few years he will look like a balloon with a tiny head on top. Was it the steroids he must have taken? He's such a nerd he doesn't go for black women even though there are beautiful black girls to choose. They probably wouldn't want him anyway.

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