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Alltime Best For Nevada's top 50 homegrown sports figures, go to SI.com/50

May 17, 2004
May 17, 2004

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Alltime Best For Nevada's top 50 homegrown sports figures, go to SI.com/50

Compiled by Bill Syken

Greg Maddux, Baseball player
The Cubs righthander won four consecutive Cy Young Awards from
1992 to '95 and may win his 300th game this season. In 2003
Maddux, who is from Las Vegas, set a record of 16 consecutive
seasons with 15 or more victories.

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Andre Agassi, Tennis player
Armed with one of the best service returns in the game, the Las
Vegas native has won 58 singles titles and eight Grand Slam
singles championships. In 2003, at the age of 33 years and 13
days, he became the oldest player to hold the ATP's top ranking.

Matt Williams, Baseball player
The five-time All-Star third baseman, who went to high school in
Carson City and college at UNLV, hit 378 home runs in his 17-year
career with the Giants, Indians and Diamondbacks. In 1994 he hit
43 home runs in 112 games before the players' strike.

Lionel Hollins, Basketball player
The two-time All-NBA defensive player, who grew up in Las Vegas,
started at guard for the Trail Blazers' 1977 championship team. A
two-time All-WAC player at Arizona State, he is now an assistant
coach with the Grizzlies.

Kurt Busch, Race car driver
NASCAR's rising star from Las Vegas has won four races and more
than $5 million in each of the past two seasons. In 1999, at the
age of 21, Busch became the youngest driver to win the
Featherlite Southwest Series.

David Humm, Football player
The Las Vegas native quarterbacked Nebraska to wins in the
Cotton, Orange and Sugar bowls, in 1973 and '74, and set NCAA
records for passing accuracy in one game (85.2%) and consecutive
completions (15). He played 10 NFL seasons, with the Raiders,
Bills and Colts.

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