Please stop calling New York the "Mecca of Basketball". The last time the Knickerbockers won a title (way back in 1973...ask your grandfather about it), Knickerbocker was still a local brand of beer and the Knicks sixth man was a gangly sort named Phil Jackson. The best way to shut up a loudmouth New York sports fan is to bring up the lowly Knicks. And can we count the Nets as being part of Mecca too, since they will soon be moving to the Mecca of Urine-Soaked Subways, Brooklyn? Hello New York...from the home of the NBA Finals, Los Angeles.