Nashville does not currently have a National Basketball Association team, but that does not mean that the city is not passionate about the sport.
The Middle Tennessee Storm is a Central Basketball League team that has been playing in Nashville since 2013. The team is considered professional, though for a smaller league than the NBA. The Storm is led by some of the most well-known athletes in Nashville. Demarco Polk, a member of the Storm, was previously named Mr. Basketball for the state of Tennessee, and was also named the 2013 MVP for the Central Basketball League.
The Storm plays their games out of Picirilli Activity Center at Welch College each season.