As a kid growing up in the neighborhood we played sports in the Lot, the schoolyards and the street. We played whiffle ball, baseball, softball, basketball, football, hockey and stickball. We loved the pro and college athletes that we would watch on TV.
Whether you were working on a batting stance or shooting a jump shot, the pro athletes were always on our mind.
I recently saw a list of favorite athletes from different cities around the country. NYC obviously was a huge spot for great teams and athletes over the years. Many to choose from.
This was hard but looking back, here’s my top five favorite athletes of all-time who played in New York City:
1-Micheal Ray Richardson
5-(Three-Way Tie) Mark Messier, Walt Frazier and Giorgio Chinaglia