By r4m3v151t0R. sport. At Wednesday, December 18th 2019, 15:56:09 PM.
There are so many sports that athletes play. Just take a look at the Olympic Games. But among the many sporting competitions, these are the 10 that Americans love like a fish loves water.
The New York Rangers are obviously, a team from New York and who play at the Mecca of Sports- the Madison Square Garden as their home arena. The Rangers are the first American team to win the Stanley Cup and they’ve won it four times, the latest being in 1994. With these American connections, Ice Hockey sits pretty at #4 on this list.
When the two leagues merged in 1949 it brought the total number of teams to 17 but the new league would quickly start losing teams. After just six years the number of teams had dropped to just 8. Financial troubles plagued the league from the start and this was especially true for the NBL teams that joined during the merger due to them being in smaller markets. The owner of the Fort Wayne Pistons, a former NBL team, named Frank Zollner was key in keeping the NBA financially afloat during this time.