Michael Jordan, Babe Ruth and Muhammad Ali may have been the greatest individual athletes in their respective sports, but none of them received the honor that Barcelona star Lionel Messi was recently awarded.

Messi, who won his fourth consecutive Ballon d'Or after scoring a mind-blowing 91 goals in 2012, is now a part of the Spanish dictionary. The 25-year-old Argentine's name is the foundation for the newly created adjective inmessionante. The word has two definitions:

--The perfect way to play football, an unlimited ability to self-improve.

--Describes the best player of all time.

For those who are still confused, here's a sentence that should help: What LeBron James is doing right now in the NBA is the basketball version of inmessionante.