Stop us if you’ve heard this one before. Wait: Don’t stop us, because we all need to hear it again. Andre Agassi—a tennis player once known for showboating, emotional impetuousness and an unseemly emphasis on image (blame Canon’s admen for that last bit)—is our city’s best role model.
For Las Vegas sports fans, one of those useless-but-fun bar-stool debates is, “Who is the greatest athlete ever to come out of our city—tennis legend Andre Agassi or baseball immortal Greg Maddux?” But while Maddux is putting in plenty of time tearing up the golf course, Agassi’s still feeding his competitive jones through the sport that made him famous. As a mainstay of the Champions Series, he’ll be battling it out all fall with former superstars ranging from his boyhood hero, Jimmy Connors, to longtime rival Pete Sampras. On Oct.