Fun Maps: Tracing NYC’s NBA Basketball Roots for the All-Star Game

1960s: Days of Rage

“New York City is buzzing about the NBA All-Star Game this weekend at Madison Square Garden. Yesterday, we looked at the history of the New York Renaissance team, aka the Harlem Rens, the most famous of the black fives. We also chose this Friday’s event at the Apollo Theater, the 10th Annual All-Star Gospel Celebration as one of our event picks of the week. Our Twitter followers sent us this Fun Map, a history of New York City Basketball released by the NBA. One of the most striking things this map tells you, without even looking at the detail, is the sheer number of NBA players that have come from New York City. For the purposes of this post (as we’re not a basketball blog), we’re going to highlight some key locations in the city’s basketball history. There are the obvious like Madison Square Garden and Barclays Center, but others more…

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