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Anthony Davis says Chicago, not New York, is the Mecca of basketball

Dwyane Wade, Isiah Thomas, Tim Hardaway, Anthony Davis, Derrick Rose, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Michael Jordan, Carmelo Anthony, Stephon Marbury, Bernard King

Los Angeles Lakers superstar big man Anthony Davis is sticking by his claim that Chicago, and not New York, is the Mecca of basketball.

Davis was born and raised in Chicago and is just one of the many basketball stars who have come out of The Windy City:

Davis, Derrick Rose, Dwyane Wade, Isiah Thomas, Doc Rivers, Jabari Parker, Juwan Howard and Tim Hardaway are just a few of the players who were born in Chicago and went on to have stellar NBA careers.

Davis is obviously biased to his fellow Chicago brothers. The Lakers take on the Chicago Bulls on Tuesday at the United Center. AD will likely have friends and family at the game.

There are plenty of superstar players from New York as well. Michael Jordan was born in Brooklyn, New York. Lakers legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is from New York as well, as is Carmelo Anthony, Bernard King and Stephon Marbury.

Davis is representing the city of Chicago very well at the moment. The new Lakers star is averaging 28.5 points and 11.5 rebounds while shooting 46.7 percent from the field.

The Lakers are 5-1 and have won five games in a row after losing to the Los Angeles Clippers on opening night.