Philly and Detroit rep for their states

Updated: March 16, 2009, 10:49 AM ET
By Mark Tennis and Doug Huff | ESPNRISE.com

In basketball terms, Pennsylvania and Michigan are home to two of the top American cities.

Philadelphia and Detroit both have storied hoops histories. So who's better? That's what we here at ESPN RISE wanted to know, as we pitted the Great Lake and Keystone states in the first round of the Great State Debate.

If voters look at it strictly as a Philadelphia versus Detroit matchup, then Michigan would be in big trouble. While Detroit does have a strong basketball tradition, ...

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