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KOBE BRYANT
(Newport Coast, Lakers) In the past decade, Kobe "Bean" Bryant has led the Lakers to three consecutive NBA Championships (2000-02), become the center of this franchise, was awarded the 2007-08 regular-season Most Valuable Player award and guided the Lakers to his fourth NBA crown in 2009.

Vote Totals:  4240
   
 
PETE CARROLL
(USC) Pete Carroll went on to rebuild a floundering but vaunted USC football program, returning it to national prominence by winning on the recruiting trail and amassing an incredible 96 victories “ and counting.

Vote Totals:  206
 
   
 
PHIL JACKSON
(Lakers) Under Jackson, the Lakers won three consecutive NBA Championships from 2000 to 2002 and returned to two NBA Finals before winning his fourth Lakers' NBA title in 2009.

Vote Totals:  10
   
 
MATT LEINART
(Mater Dei, USC, Arizona Cardinals) Born in Santa Ana, Matt Leinart became the quarterback at Mater Dei, leading the team to the CIF Division I co-championship and was named the Sierra League's Offensive Most Valuable Player.

Vote Totals:  6
 
   
 
ARTE MORENO
(Angels) The former billboard magnate bought the Angels in 2003 and has since been at the helm for five American League West titles.
Vote Totals:  4
   
 
SHAQUILLE O'NEAL
(Lakers) A polarizing figure during his Lakers career, which ran from 1996-1997 to 2003-2004, Shaquille O'Neal used his stout 7-foot-1 body down low to become one of the most dominant centers in the game and a 15-time All Star.

Vote Totals:  10
 
   
 
AARON PEIRSOL
(Irvine, Newport Harbor High, USA National Swim Team, Olympics) Aaron Peirsol, 26, is an Orange County homegrown swimmer, having joined his first swim team at the Newport Costa Mesa YMCA at the age of 7.
Vote Totals:  6
   
 
MIKE SCIOSCIA
(Dodgers, Angels) Former Dodgers catcher-turned Angels manager Mike Scioscia guided a 2002 wildcard team to its first World Series “ and championship. Scioscia, 51, who holds the longest tenure of any Angels manager and the most victories.

Vote Totals:  48
 
   
 
TEEMU SELANNE
(Coto de Caza, Ducks) The most popular Duck and the face of the franchise, Finnish right winger Teemu Selanne is in his 19th NHL season, his 11th in Anaheim. He was a member of the Ducks 2007 Stanley Cup team and has been named to 10 NHL All-Star teams.

Vote Totals:  11012
   
 
TIGER WOODS
TIGER WOODS (Cypress, Western High, PGA) At 33, Eldrick "Tiger" Woods has won 93 tournaments -- 71 of those on the PGA Tour -- including four Masters Tournaments, four PGA Championships, three U.S. Open Championships and three Open Championships.
Vote Totals:  57
 
 

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