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When they were sports-stars: Steve Kerr v. Eddie Belfour

We continue our daily competition between all non-hall of fame Chicago sports stars. Yesterday, Chicago Bulls Guard Steve Kerr edged Chicago Cub First Baseman Derrek Lee. So our rules state that Steve Kerr returns to defend his crown. Who's he up against? Eddie the Eagle.
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Steve Kerr: The 3-point shooting point-guard helped the Bulls win three championships with clutch shooting and strong all around play. He left Chicago to win championships in San Antonio, but we don't count that. This is just Chicago. Kerr never played in an NBA All-Star but did win the 3-point shoot-out in 1997. If you are a Chicago sports fan, there was nothing better than a 4th quarter dagger thrown up by Steve Kerr.
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Eddie Belfour: Eddie the Eagle was dominant as a goaltender for the Chicago Blackhawks. Some say it may not be fair to include Belfour because he is destined for the NHL Hall of Fame someday. But, for now, he's not there, so he is eligible. Belfour defended goal for the 'Hawks when they made their Stanley Cup run in the early 1990's. According to Wikipedia, Belfour finished third among all Blackhawk goalies in games played (415) and wins (201). But he never did win a Stanley Cup. [poll id="74"]

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