Anthony Davis doesn’t want to hear about the Knicks and Madison Square Garden. Davis, who was born and raised in the Windy City, says Chicago is the real mecca of basketball.
Anthony Davis stands by Chicago being the Mecca of Basketball: “It is. We’ve got the best basketball players ever. You look at the history with all the guys we’ve got that made the league and even the guys that didn’t make the league. They say New York, but it’s not even close.” pic.twitter.com/k7Xfmg1CRb
— Eric Woodyard (@E_Woodyard) November 4, 2019
The Chicago Bulls have had many stars pass through their doors. Jordan, Pippen, Rodman, Rose — those names are just a small sample size of basketball legends to have played for the franchise. The city itself has produced many more, including Lakers superstar Anthony Davis.
New York, meanwhile, has struggled to stay out of the lottery for most of its existence. Besides their two Championships in 1967 and 1975, they haven’t exactly been a shining example of greatness. Still, the location of the franchise, the infamous arena, and the thousands and thousands of loyal fans make the Knicks one of the most valuable teams in the NBA.
The argument is up in the air, and we can honestly sit here for days trying to debate where the “mecca” of basketball really is. It is interesting, though, that Los Angeles didn’t seem to cross AD’s mind when handing the title off of Chicago.