Here at SB Nation New York we spent some time prior to Christmas trying to put together a list of the Top 5 New York Sports Stories of 2010. In all honesty, we found that to be an impossible task. So, we are turning that job over to you.
Vote in the poll for what you think is the top story of the year in New York. Unfortunately, you can only vote for one choice. Feel free, though, to drop a comment with your personal top five.
How high do you put George Steinbrenner's death on the list? Does it belong there at all? Is LeBron James' rejection of the New York Knicks and New Jersey Nets actually the biggest story of the year? How about Cliff Lee's rejection of the New York Yankees?
How high would you put soccer superstar Thierry Henry's decision to come to America and join the New York Red Bulls of the MLS?
What about the New York Mets finally ousting the Omar Minaya/Jerry Manuel tandem in favor of GM Sandy Alderson and manager Terry Collins?
The New York Jets? Are all of their off-the-field foibles a bigger story than their on-the-field accomplishments?
How about the resurgence of the New York Knicks, led by free-agent star Amare Stoudemire? The purchase of the New Jersey Nets by Mikhail Prokhorov?
What do you think was the top story of the year in New York sports?
LeBron James spurning the Knicks and Nets (32 votes)
Cliff Lee rejecting the New York Yankees (16 votes)
The change in management of the New York Mets (25 votes)
The on-field accomplishments of the New York Jets (14 votes)
The off-the-field distractions surrounding the New York Jets (9 votes)
The seeming implosion by the New York Giants for the second straight season (12 votes)
Mikhail Prokhorov becoming owner of the New Jersey Nets (8 votes)
George Steinbrenner's death (82 votes)
Thierry Henry joining the New York Red Bull (173 votes)
The retirement from and subsequent return to the New Jersey Devils by Jacques Lemaire (4 votes)
The resurgence of the New York Knicks (307 votes)
Ilya Kovalchuk signing with the New Jersey Devils (20 votes)
Derek Jeter's contract squabble with the Yankees (47 votes)
Alex Rodriguez reaching 600 home runs (7 votes)
756 total votes