NYSI? TheStreet and Sports Illustrated Take on NYSE

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Sports and stocks have a lot more in common than you'd think.

TheStreet and Sports Illustrated teamed up to show just how much sports have in common with stocks.

But before we get into the similarities, let's take a look at the history of the New York Stock Exchange.

The NYSE is one of the gems of the Financial District in Lower Manhattan. It's also the largest stock exchange in the world. 

The NYSE's origin story can be traced back to the late 1700s.

More specifically, the NYSE can be traced back to May of 1792, when 24 stockbrokers got together and signed the Buttonwood Agreement, which helped to form the first exchange. 

Now, as Jim Cramer has said over and over again on Bull Market Fantasy, there are quite a few similarities between the stock market and sports. 

Of course, Cramer is hyper-focused on fantasy football and the intersection between fantasy and the market. 

So TheStreet took Sports Illustrated's Robin Lundberg to the floor of the NYSE to talk to traders and show him around the floor.

Lundberg asked the traders on the floor whose stock they thought was higher -- the stock of the legend that is Michael Jordan or the LA Lakers player LeBron James?

Lundberg spoke to Jonathan Corpina, senior managing partner at Meridian Equity Partners, Matthew Cheslock, a trader with Virtu Financial, and Michael Pistillo, a designated market maker with GTS. 

So, who would you go with -- Jordan or James? 

Watch the full video above for more. 

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