Admittedly, team success is hard to come by in New York Sports as of this moment, but individuals, like Noah Syndergaard, remain golden.In many ways, New York is the epicenter of Western Civilization. This is reflected in its diversity, culture, the landmarks, the people, and, obviously, the sports.
New York sports, despite possessing a huge market and big wallets, haven’t exactly lived up to the standards they should be achieving of late.
The New York Yankees have made the postseason once in the past four years. The Mets, after winning the pennant in 2015, were bounced in the NL Wild Card game this year.
The New York Knicks haven’t made the playoffs since 2013 and are currently in free-fall. To make matters worse, their star player, Carmelo Anthony, is heavily linked with a trade away from New York. The Brooklyn Nets are in full-on rebuilding mode and have six fewer wins than the next worst team in the NBA.
The New York Giants impressive 11-5 campaign came after a four-year playoff drought. The Jets returned to a laughing stock this season after trying (and failing) with three different quarterbacks.
The New York Rangers haven’t won the Stanley Cup in over two decades. The Islanders and the Devils are dwelling in the cellar of the Eastern Conference.
The New York Red Bulls and New York City Football Club were the two top seeds in the MLS Eastern Conference, but they were both defeated in the conference semifinals by lower seeded teams.
It is safe to say that New York sports are not performing at the level they should be.
This does not, however, suggest that there is any shortage of talent in New York sports. There are several superstars, game changers, and future hall of famers who currently ply their trade in the Big Apple.
This article is a subjective look at who the top 25 players are in the city, as well as an honorable mention for each team.
We ranked based off statistics, team impact, and how these players stack up against others at their position in their respective leagues.
Without further adieu, here are the top 25 players in New York sports:
*All stats are current as of January 25th, 2017*