By Daniela Paredez. sport. At Tuesday, December 17th 2019, 22:44:37 PM.
Gordie Howe and Wayne Gretzky are Canadians. So was Mario Lemieux. Lemieux played for the Pittsburgh Penguins while Howe for the Detroit Red Wings so the Americans were also endeared to ice hockey. Not to mention that while Gretzky began his career for the Edmonton Oilers, he reached mega star status while playing for the Los Angeles Kings.
Michael Jordan took the NBA into another stratosphere. He made the NBA into one of the most lucrative professional leagues in America. With Kobe Bryant and now LeBron James keeping the fire alive and the arrival of international players in the scene, the NBA isn’t just one of the most popular sports in America. It’s one of the most well-loved sports all over the globe.
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.