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Ranking The Best Local Athletes In History By Jersey/Uniform Number: 99-90

Every week, we’ll rank the best players in local sports history by uniform/jersey number, in sets of 10. So with that said, let’s start from the top. Here are 99-90.

08/28/2014

Youngsters try out for the Nets' Kids Dance Team on Wednesday, Aug. 20. (Credit: CBS 2)

Kids Flock To Barclays Center In Hopes Of Making Brooklyn Nets Dance Team

Talent was on display Wednesday night, as hundreds of local kids cut a rug in hopes of joining the Brooklyn Nets as part of the dance team.

08/20/2014

Mason Plumlee #11 of Team USA passes under pressure from Tiago Splitter #15 of Team Brazil during an exhibition game at the United Center on August 16, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Team USA defeated team Brazil 95-78. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Nets’ Mason Plumlee Has No Business Going To Spain

With his work ethic, he will continue to improve on his shooting range and ball handling, making him even more valuable to Brooklyn. He’s just not ready yet for this grand stage.

08/20/2014

James Harden of the USA Basketball Men's National Team smiles during practice at the PNY Center on August 19, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Silverman: USA Basketball May Lack Superstars, But It’s Ready To Put On A Show

This relatively unheralded group of players has bought in. They are not concerned with the pressure they will face, or that the whole world will be trying to take down the favorites.

08/20/2014

Citi Field (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Ranking The Top 8 Sports Venues In New York And New Jersey

These places have come and gone over the years, but New York and New Jersey boast some of the best in the country. Here’s how they stack up against each other.

08/14/2014

Center court at Barclays Center (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Less Hype Doesn’t Mean Worse Viewing For Nets Fans

You should ignore all the pundits’ predictions of a down year. There’s plenty of good basketball for Nets fans to look forward to — even if most of the country won’t see it.

08/14/2014

Markel Brown #22 of the Brooklyn Nets poses for a portrait during the 2014 NBA rookie photo shoot at MSG Training Center on August 3, 2014 in Tarrytown, New York. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

Nets Rookie Markel Brown Out With Broken Right Hand

Brooklyn Nets rookie Markel Brown has a broken bone in his right hand that will keep him from basketball activities for four to six weeks.

08/12/2014

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Top 25 Sports Movies Of The Past 25 Years

Sports on their own are dramatic. When Hollywood gets involved, things are taken to an entirely different level. And since we’re already emotionally invested, we love that.

08/07/2014

Rodney Hood #5 of the Duke Blue Devils watches as J.P. Tokoto #13 of the North Carolina Tar Heels throws the ball in on March 8, 2014. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

We CAN’T Lose To This Team! Counting Down The Top 11 Rivalries In Sports

We love our sports teams, which means we hate the ones that try getting in the way. What can we say? We’re passionate about these things.

08/06/2014

Mason Plumlee #35 of the USA Blue Team (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

U.S. Men’s National Team Trims Roster To 16; Mason Plumlee Makes Cut

The U.S. men’s national team trimmed its roster to 16 players Tuesday by cutting Washington’s John Wall and Bradley Beal, and Atlanta’s Paul Millsap.

08/05/2014

Paul George is tended to on the court after fracturing his leg defending a play during a USA Basketball showcase at the Thomas & Mack Center on August 1, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Will Horror Of Paul George Injury Scare NBA From World Stage?

This one freak play on Friday could very well kill international basketball as we know it. I hope I’m wrong.

08/04/2014

Derek Jeter against the Texas Rangers on July 28, 2014 (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

The A-List: 20 Players With New York Star Power

As far as professional sports is concerned, New York is the biggest stage in the country and arguably on the planet. Stars tend to want to play here, even despite the pressure that comes with the territory.

07/31/2014

Miles Plumlee and Mason Plumlee of the USA Men's National Team talk to the media during practice at the Mendenhall Center at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas on July 28, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Plumlee Showing Nets, Team USA That He’s Ready To Make Leap

Even if Plumlee gets cut, as expected, prior to the World Cup, this experience — playing with and against many of the league’s top players every day — can only enhance his value to the Nets.

07/30/2014

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Civil Rights 50 Years Later: Jason Collins Breaks Down Wall For Gay Athletes

Over two weeks, WCBS 880′s Wayne Cabot is taking a look at the law and its impact on the decades that follow.

07/24/2014

Jason Kidd (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Andrei Kirilenko: Former Nets Coach Jason Kidd ‘Couldn’t Handle’ The Pressure

“The pressure is huge,” Kirilenko told the newspaper (translated from Russian). “And Kidd couldn’t handle it … or maybe he didn’t want to.”

07/21/2014

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NBA Power Rankings – April 14, 2014

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5. Houston Rockets (51-25)

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12. Toronto Raptors (42-31)

NBA Power Rankings – March 31, 2014

It’s tough to keep up with all the action in the NBA. Here’s your recap for the week through March 31st in the NBA.

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NBA Power Rankings – March 26, 2014

It’s tough to keep up with all the action in the NBA. Here’s your recap for the week through March 26th in the NBA.

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NBA Power Rankings – March 18, 2014

It’s tough to keep up with all the action in the NBA. Here’s your recap for the week through March 18th in the NBA.

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It’s tough to keep up with all the action in the NBA. Here’s your recap for the week through March 10th in the NBA.

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