Does Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles or New York Have Superior Sports Legends?


This week, as part of Boston’s Biggest Sports Legend tournament, we are comparing Boston’s best to the brightest stars from Chicago, Los Angeles and New York. We have asked one person from each city to make the case why his or her town’s sports heroes reign supreme.

On Wednesday, Ricky O’Donnell from Tremendous Upside Potential defends the Windy City, and Matt “Money” Smith from Fox Sports West weighs in on L.A.

Tina Cervasio from MSG reps the Big Apple on Thursday.

And NESN’s Tom Caron represents Boston on Friday.

Sports fans determined Boston’s choices by vote, while’s editorial team chose the list of legends from Chicago, Los Angeles and New York.

Here are the eight greats who made the cut:

Red Auerbach
Larry Bird
Tom Brady
John Havlicek
Bobby Orr
Bill Russell
Ted Williams
Carl Yastrzemski

Ernie Banks
Dick Butkus
Mike Ditka
Bobby Hull
Joe Jackson
Michael Jordan
Stan Mikita
Walter Payton

Los Angeles
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Kobe Bryant
Wayne Gretzky
Sandy Koufax
Magic Johnson
Tommy Lasorda
Jerry West
John Wooden

New York
Joe DiMaggio
Walt Frazier
Derek Jeter
Mickey Mantle
Mark Messier
Joe Namath
Jackie Robinson
Babe Ruth

Now, it’s time to find out which city gets bragging rights.

Which city has the greatest sports legends?online survey

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