Florentino Perez has petitioned the NBA to include the Real Madrid basketball team into the Eastern Conference of the NBA, saying that the team’s recent dominance in Europe could translate to the United States.

Madrid count themselves among the most dominant basketball teams outside of the NBA, having won a record 10 EuroLeague titles as well as four of the last five Spanish titles.

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And Perez suggests that the team has outgrown the competition that they face in Europe and wants to see his team tested by the very best.

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