Derek Jeter, Carmelo Anthony, Henrik Lundqvist, Eli Manning. They’re just a few of the biggest sports stars the Big Apple has seen in the past decade. They’re also at least 30 — and Jeter is 40.
Other than the soon-to-be-retired Jeter, these leading men in metropolitan sports still have at least a few good years left, in theory. But like so many before them, they’ll eventually be usurped by younger, better stars. Some of them are already household names, while others are on the cusp of breaking out. Here’s a look at the top 10 athletes currently playing for Big Apple teams who are poised to be the toast of the town for years to come.