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Basketball is a Southern sport

Deandre Liggins

James Naismith invented the game in the Northeast. Before the Seattle SuperSonics became the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2008, no region had more NBA teams in any of the previous 40 years than the West. And the Midwest's urban areas like Chicago, Detroit and Milwaukee fit the stereotypical images of basketball hotbeds.  But when it comes to producing NBA players, the South reigns supreme. The South has generated more NBA players…


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