Best Mammoth - 2005
Readers' Choice: Gary Gait
What can you say about the National Lacrosse League's all-time leading scorer as he plays his fourteenth and final season, except that he is the standard by which all other players are measured? Having led the Mammoth since the team arrived in Denver from Washington in 2002, Gary Gait is the Michael Jordan of his sport; he's been the NLL's most valuable player six times, a seven-time goal-scoring champion and a seven-time points leader. Every year, he's been selected as a first-team All-Pro. Gait began his pro career in 1991 with the Detroit Turbos (he was Rookie of the Year), and will finish here in Denver. "This game, this team and this town have been great to me," he says. "Now it's time to say goodbye." Lacrosse fans will never see another like him.