The year 2012 may be over, but its sports memories are alive and well in our minds. To pay some respect to the last 365 days, Bleacher Report has compiled a list of the 100 top athletes of 2012.

From basketball star LeBron James to tennis champion Rafael Nadal, the list covers the greatest athletes from each sport. Check it out but don’t forget: 2013 just might star a new cast.

While it's fun to reminisce, we also have to think about our own goals for the new year. See how you can keep your New Year's resolution.