I always hear people make this claim but have never knew why. I know New York as a city embraces the basketball culture and that there's courts all over the city, but that doesn't explain why Madison Square Garden is considered the Mecca of basketball. The franchise only has 2 championships, the last one being 40 years ago. The Knicks have been relevant for a brief stint in the 90's and are now rising back to relevance after more than a decade. So why does MSG get the title of being the Mecca of basketball instead of the TD Garden/Boston Garden, Staples Center/The Forum, United Centre, etc? By the way, I'm not trying to bash the Knicks, I've just always been curious about this.