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Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Updated: December 30, 7:02 PM ET
Fans: Boss' death biggest story of 2010

By Matt Marrone
ESPNNewYork.com

For New York sports fans, 2010 came down to one grand entrance -- and one monumental departure.

In a neck-and-neck race, the death of legendary Yankees owner George Steinbrenner on July 13 beat out the arrival of newest Knicks superstar Amare Stoudemire on July 5 as our readers' choice for the most significant Big Apple sports moment of the year.

As of late Wednesday night, The Boss had garnered 34% of the first-place votes to Stoudemire's 25%, though King George held an edge in overall points by just a few hundred. Meanwhile, LeBron James' "Decision" to take his talents to South Beach instead of Madison Square Garden, along with the Jets reaching the AFC title game and the Yankees' loss to the Rangers in the ALCS, rounded out the top five.

Disagree with your fellow fans? There's still time to rock the vote. Click here to read ESPNNewYork.com's top 10 list -- then click here to submit your pick.

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