Rank 'Em: Top Chicago Athletes of the Decade

Created: December 29, 2009, 12:59 PM

The Chicago area has always produced big-time athletes, and the past decade has been no exception. Multiple high school state title winners. NCAA titles. NBA titles. And Olympic medalists. Local products had a banner decade.

We've done our best to comb through all the great local athletes to come up with what we consider the 10 best. Now it's your turn to tell us who you think are the top Chicago athletes of the 2000s.

Cast your vote now!

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Rank Chicago all-decade players:

  • Blackhawks
  • White Sox
  • Cubs
  • Bulls
  • Bears

    • One of baseball's top lead-off men
    • Anchor of Cowboys' offensive line for 12 seasons
    • Two-time Cup winner in decade; Olympic silver medalist
    • Averaged 17.6 wins over five seasons
    • First black athlete to in gold medal in individual event at Winter Olympics
    • One of NFL's most ferocious pass rushers this decade
    • Two state titles, an NCAA title game and NBA rookie of the year
    • Five-time Pro Bowler
    • Two state titles, two NCAA titles and a WNBA MVP award
    • 25.3 points a game in career; NBA Final MVP