New York City is one of the toughest cities for a professional athlete. The media and fans do not hope you produce — they expect it. As ruthless as NYC can be to average players, it is equally uplifting to superstars. If you make it there, New York fans will make sure your name is known everywhere. While there have been plenty of winners in New York, we feel these 12 athletes are a step above the rest. This is the Mount Rushmore of New York sports figures.
New York will never be an easy place to play, but there will be new legends who will force their way into this group in the coming years. As you can tell, it will take more than a single MVP or a championship to gain entry, though.