New York City has a rich history of producing home-grown sports greats. From Lou Gehrig (Yorkville) to Sandy Koufax (Borough Park and Bensonhurst) and “Sugar” Ray Robinson (Harlem) to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Inwood), the list goes on and on.
But where do the five boroughs stand now? Who are the best of the current generation of city-raised athletes?
We’ve done some digging and pulled the best of each borough, taking into account those who spent much of their formative years in the city.
Read on to see who amNewYork selected as its two top current athletes and a recent standout whom competed within the past 20 years.