By: J. Long
My hometown is better than your home town.
I usually have this argument once a week. The category changes, but my argument never does, because I stand up for my city.
One of the more popular city vs. city arguments I have with people from Tennessee is about basketball. While Memphis is easily the in-state mecca, Chattanooga — where I was born and raised — ranks second.
My history of Wichita high school basketball isn’t at a level where I feel comfortable arguing for or against. Nor do I think there are enough people in Kansas that are knowledgeable about Tennessee high school hoops to be objective.
That doesn’t mean that you can’t discuss which city in Kansas has produced the better ballers. By the way, this isn’t gender specific. It’s Wichita’s five best vs. the other city’s five best.
If Wichita is the mecca, who would your top five players be? Who would have the next-best team?