Real Madrid president Florentino Perez asks for NBA spot
Will we see Real Madrid in NBA?
Club’s president Florentino Perez dreams of seeing Real Madrid’s basketball team in NBA soon.
Perez also made a case about his team saying that the NBA should consider Real Madrid giving them a spot due to the fact that they dominated Europe – which includes 10 EuroLeague titles and won the Spanish league in four of the last five years.
“In basketball we play many insignificant games,” Perez said.
“It’s better to play less, but better.”
“We have explored the option of a European League and I have the dream of seeing Madrid in the NBA.”
Perez also suggested that they should play in the Eastern conference.
“I have asked us to be included in the Eastern Conference, but they say that’s far away.”
However, Perez suggested an alternative option in which that there should be a European conference in NBA as well.
“The other teams in Spain don’t have as much interest,” Perez added.
“But there are Greek and Turkish clubs with which we could have a European Conference.
“There are only two teams in the NBA with more followers than us on social networks.”
Real Madrid also boasts plethora of talents who made it to the NBA – including Arvydas Sabonis, Drazen Petrovic, Nikola Mirotic, Serge Ibaka, and youngest Euroleage MVP Luka Doncic.