Last month, Anthony Davis made headlines when he said Chicago is the Mecca of Basketball. Recently, Fanatics View’s Kelly McGill spoke with another Chicago native Jabari Parker, who plays with the Atlanta Hawks and revealed it’s not the Mecca.
“Negative,” said Parker. “No, I don’t agree with it because, in order to be the mecca of basketball, you have to be there and have events the whole year, right? Not just the NBA season, you got to have it in the summertime. Throughout the summer, we have been too inconsistent not having events, not having Pro-AMs not having places and camps where kids can play it just goes on. I think New York will forever be the Mecca because no matter how cold it is, they will have five people outside playing basketball. Yeah, that’s just the truth,” Parker said.