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My love affair with Philly hoops

Originally Published: October 27, 2003
By Joe Lunardi | Special to ESPN.com

PHILADELPHIA -- The best basketball game I ever saw -- Duke over Kentucky for the 1992 NCAA East Regional title -- was in Philadelphia.

The best player I ever covered -- La Salle's Lionel Simmons (1987-1990) -- was Philly born and bred.

The winningest coach in basketball history, college and pro combined, spent the largest portion of his Hall of Fame career in this city. He is ESPN's own Dr. Jack Ramsay.

And none of these reasons, or the dozens more that could be cited, are ...

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