This one hurts more than LeBron did

On day Favre's streak ends, Lee breaks Yankees' run of free-agent success

Updated: December 15, 2010, 7:46 AM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNNewYork.com

In the naked city, Cliff Lee hurts more than LeBron James hurt, and here is the simple reason:

The New York Knicks never truly believed James would sign with them; they just couldn't admit it for public consumption.

The New York Yankees? They were so sure of opening the 2011 season with CC Sabathia in Game 1 and CC's dear friend, Cliff Lee, in Game 2, they figured the one hurdle to clear in contract talks would be whether to guarantee Lee a monument or a plaque.

But out of ...

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