RENEE MONTAGNE, Host:
The one big city that has no big time team is New York. And that's got commentator Frank Deford wondering what's with the Big Apple?
FRANK DEFORD: As the NCAA tournament heads toward the regionals, as the NBA bides its time till the playoff push begins - that is, as basketball rules the day - it's ironic that New York, the city where the game really gained popularity at Madison Square Garden, has never been more of a basketball laughingstock.
I: Syracuse and Cornell, and there in New York City a basketball vacuum. It's like they took all the kangaroos out of Australia.
MONTAGNE: Frank joins us Wednesdays from member station WSHU in Fairfield, Connecticut.
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