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Who Would Win a Battle of LA and New York Hybrid NBA Teams?
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Carmelo Anthony (left) and Kobe Bryant

Which of the NBA's two-team cities would field the superior team, Los Angeles or New York?

The league has seen its high-end basketball talent migrate to the two biggest media markets at an unprecedented rate. Never before have the Knicks, Nets, Lakers and Clippers been so successful at the same time, and never before have two cities been home to so many premier players.

These guys have combined for double-digit championships and dozens of All-Star appearances, lending even more star power to a few of the league's marquee teams. So if they were pitted against each other, Lakers and Clippers versus Knicks and Nets, which veritable All-Star team would come out on top?

Let's break this down position by position and figure out which city is the true seat of the NBA's talent.

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