But what if there were a real Harlem franchise, giving a nod to a lineage circa the 1920s, that played the likes of the Lakers and Knicks?
The Harlem Globetrotters are perhaps the most famous travel team of all time. Sure, they're showman, but wouldn't it be awesome to have a Harlem squad in the NBA? The Knicks, Nets and Harlem's Globetrotters? What if there was an A-Team and a B-Team, kind of like varsity and JV? A third of a million people live in this neighborhood. NYC could even have another MLB team with numbers the area touts and I'm not going to lie. Even baseball in Harlem would be awesome
I would love Diamondtrotters or Harlem Trollyhoppers baseball but the market could definitely hold a team. Right now of course, the NBA cannot though. There are plenty of big league cities without a franchise on the hardwood. Take a look at who has MLB and not NBA. Hell, even Louisville and Seattle deserve it first.
So what I'm saying is this is certainly a pipe dream. And too many hits from the pipe can be bad in so many ways.