Outside of another Los Angeles Lakers championship parade down Figueroa Street, 2010 wasn't exactly a banner year for Los Angeles sports. Still, these eight athletes made things exciting, even when their teams didn't.
Here are our candidates for Los Angeles athlete of the year. Click here to cast your vote and rank the city's best. (Note: Only one player from each team was eligible for this list. After all, we couldn't have it simply comprised of the Lakers' roster.)