Michael C. Wright ESPN Staff Writer
Here's Spurs coach Gregg Popovich on the allure of big market teams. He believes the NBA is more successful as a whole when teams in large markets are winning: "We've been successful I guess. That's why some people have come. But you can't deny that markets like New York and Chicago, the big cities, are attractive no matter. No sense in trying to hide that. We've been here four or five nights, and I've had lunches and dinners and wine every day until I can't wait to get out of here. I need to go dry out. No food and alcohol for a while. I just hope half the team shows up today. ‘Are we gonna practice tomorrow?' I'm like, ‘Screw practice, we've got to go to lunch.' It's an attractive place."