NYC America's Largest Metropolis Proclaims NBHHCM 2K11
June 2, 2011- The NYC America's biggest city the home to the NBA and hip-hop has proclaimed June 2011 as NBHHCM (National Basketball & Hip-Hop Culture Month) for the second straight year.
On November 1, 1946 in Toronto, Canada the very first NBA game was played when the New York Knicks visited the Toronto Huskies. The Knicks won the first-ever NBA game defeating the Huskies 68-66. The NBA was known then as the BAA (Basketball Association of America). The BAA merged with the NBL (National Basketball League) in 1949 and the league was renamed the NBA.
The NBA was founded on June 6, 1946 in New York City at the old Hotel Commodore (now the Grand Hyatt NY). The league began with 11-teams that are known now as the "Original 11."
The NY Knicks and Boston Celtics are the only two NBA franchises from the "Original 11" that have remained in their original team cities from 1946.
New York is home to the most well-known sporting arena Madison Square Garden. Michael Jordan, Kobe, Bryant, LeBron James, and countless other NBA stars enjoy playing at the mecca of basketball the MSG.
Madison Square Garden is under renovation and will not host the annual NBA Draft this year. The draft will be held at The Prudential Center in Newark, NJ.
New York City will be the home to two NBA teams when Brooklyn will become the home to the New Jersey Nets.
Brooklyn is home to some of the biggest stars in hip-hop from Big Daady Kane, Notorious B.I.G., Jay-Z, Mos Def, Busta Rhymes, Fabolous, MC Lyte, and Lil' Kim.
Queens has its own stable of hip-hop icons RUN-D.M.C., LL Cool J, Rakim, Nas, Salt-n-Pepa, Nas, and 50 Cent.
The Bronx is where hip-hop began and Bronx native Kemba Walker the star player of the 2011 National Champion Connecticut Huskies was mentioned in the New York City NBHHCM 2K11 Proclamation.
The NBA at 65, 6-6-11 and The NBA/ABA Merger at 35, 6-17-11. 100-combined years of historic NBA Anniversaries during NBHHCM 2K11.
For more information or interview request on NBHHCM 2K11 NYC please contact NBHHCM Foundation founder Derrick E. Vaughan at 443-851-5244 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.