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08/06/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Highest Paid New York Athletes (SLIDESHOW, POLL)

With nine major sports teams - most with deep-pocketed owners - New York is home to some of the best and brightest stars in their respective sports.

We're taking a look at who the highest paid athletes are on each team. You may be surprised... the biggest superstars aren't the only ones who come home with the fattest wallets. Let us know whether you think the following athletes' pay checks are deserved or ridiculous.

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Highest Paid NY Athletes