Which sport's athletes do you think have the most raw talent? In terms of raw athleticism, I say basketball. For the whole package, I say basketball and tennis. The thing that most people don't realize about these two sports is how much endurance one needs. Play a pickup game of fullcourt basketball with your friends. You'll be spent after 10 minutes. Tennis also, which also absolutely crushes your knee joints. I also have major respect for hockey players; it's a prerequisite to be a very strong ice-skater, not to mention the dexterity needed to handle the puck. In terms of being cerebral, quarterback, no question.