Real Madrid president Florentino Perez dreams of seeing the club’s basketball team playing in the NBA and has suggested a move to the league’s Eastern Conference would be a good way to test their quality.
Madrid are one of the dominant forces in European basketball, winning a record 10 EuroLeague titles. Their most recent success was in the 2017-2018 season, while they were defeated in the semi-finalists earlier this year by CSKA Moscow.
They have also won the Spanish league four years out of the last five, and have conquered their domestic league 35 times, more than any other Spanish club, including the previous two campaigns.
With their massive run of success in Europe, Perez is now suggesting Madrid’s players deserve to test themselves against the best by joining the NBA’s Eastern Conference, which features the league’s reigning champion, the Toronto Raptors.
However, he concedes that is not an option the NBA is willing to accept at the current time.