Years ago

Who here has been to an NBA game?

Anyone on this forum been to an NBA game? What was it like?

Topic #14158 | Report this topic

Graeme LeBroy  
Years ago

Yes. LeBron James hit the easiest 23 points I have ever seen. Didn't notice him hit many and comes out with a bag full. Back in the day Rick Brunson was playing at the Clippers. Stadium half full with 25K ppl. Not bad for a Tuesday night.

Reply #166034 | Report this post

Years ago

going in late feb.

Lakers vs Miami

Lakers vs Dallas

Can't wait!!!!

Reply #166041 | Report this post

Years ago

I was lucky enough to be playing high school ball in the states when LeBron was on his 'Fantastic Scholastic tour' with St Mary's. I played a curtain raiser to his game in North Carolina, then had court side seats as his team taught Reynolds (i think?) a lesson.
He was a man playing amongst boys though.

Reply #166045 | Report this post

Years ago

Saw the Bulls vs Celtics in 96. Absolutely fabulous atmoshere.

Reply #166046 | Report this post

Years ago

oh yeah, we also saw Magic play phoenix. Shit game, nosebleed seats, Amare (i'm pretty sure it was) the only shining light.

Reply #166047 | Report this post

Johnny Sack  
Years ago

Not an NBA game but i was fortunate enough to see the Greek Team dismantle Team USA in the 1st semi at the FIBA WC's in Tokyo, Japan. Never thought i'd find myself rooting for a Greek Team in anything but those guys did a number on the US team (one of the best games i have ever seen - TV included)...

Reply #166051 | Report this post

balling is life  
Years ago

Got to see Bogut's first Bucks home game V Miami (no Shaq...SOOO devvo) in 2006, courtesy of Bogut himself. I still have the towel that they had over every seat in the Bradley Centre to welcome Bogut. Had decent seats opposite the Miami bench and was next to a bunch of crazy Croatians too. haha was a laugh and a half. My host brother and I had my Ausralian flag and Bogut singlet, while they had their Croatian flag and t-shirts!!
Ended up seeing the Bucks V New Orleans too that year. Loved it.

A little off topic, but I also went to a Greenbay Packers game as well as UW Badger college Football, Basketball and Hockey games!!! Student sections are INSANE and wish we had something similar here at 6ers games with that much voice and flair.

Reply #166053 | Report this post

Years ago

Yes, I recently went to see the SIXERS @ LAKERS last week. Bynum dominated, and Critt and Farmar showed why they are the future for LA. Shot something like 63% the whole game, their best shooting percentage in around 25 odd years.

Best of all, I was centre court, two rows from courtside! Atmosphere was simply electric!

My row was also the place to be. The Lakers season ticket holders have a season ticket card, as well as individual game tickets. Well, there was an incident three seats to my right.

At quarter time, a man and his wife showed they had season tickets to sit there, but they were occupied. The reason? The people sitting in them had stolen the game tickets from the wife's handbag whilst she was in the bathroom. They both got escorted out by security.

Plus, the guy on my left thought I was Coby Karl's brother, so that was pretty cool.

Reply #166058 | Report this post

Years ago

Chewy - how'd you get such good seats? Pay up or just know the right people?

Reply #166059 | Report this post

Years ago

I saw Miami v Orlando a couple of yeras back. Bought the tickets from a scalper out the front on game day. Had a great night even though Shaq didnt play - atmosphere and game night entertainment was very impressive. They even have a DJ with mixing desk set up in the statdium to run all the tunes and pump up songs for the night with guest DJ's from various Miami clubs doing their thing!

Reply #166061 | Report this post

Dirty Day  
Years ago

I saw Lakers vs Bulls, Lakers vs Jazz & Lakers vs Nets in early 1996. It was unreal, the day before I left for LA was the day Magic announced he was coming back. I couldn't believe my luck.

Had fairly ordinary seats for the Bulls game, but hey, got to see Jordan, Pippen & Rodman. The Bulls killed the Lakers and Magic played ordinary, but it was a thrill. Van Exel hit a shot from mid court to end the first quarter. Jordan dunked. It was great.

Was ten rows back for the Jazz game. It was unreal, Magic played incredible and held his own against Malone. Ceballos hit one of the most amazing shots I've ever seen in person, catching a horrible ally pass from Jones in mid air under the backboard and flicked it a meter straight up in the air and in.

The Nets game was my personal fav. I got second row seats. The Lakers were thrashing the Nets all game until a crazy 4th quarter comeback. Magic hit a three with about 30 seconds to go to put the game out of reach. The atmoshphere was the best I've experienced at a basketball game, I have no words.

It was a good week. Why haven't I been to a Laker game in 12 years? Seems crazy.

Reply #166070 | Report this post

Years ago

Isaac, I went on a site called

From there I found Barry's Ticket service, the company I got the seat from. Normally they're $230 US.

I bought this ticket for a little over $500.

My parents got the section next to me, great seats, got them for about $300 each.

Reply #166089 | Report this post

Years ago

I went to a Knicks/Bobcats game last season in NYC. Fun in an entirely different way. I've never been to a sporting event where there is so much hate for 'your' guys. Every time Isaiah stood up people were screaming for him to sit down. Marbury wasn't playing, sitting at the end of the bench, and was getting abused all night. It's just a continual barrage of either isolated comments or full on boo's and chants. It is non stop, all game. I think it must be incredibly difficult for those guys to suit up every night and go out there and play, and there are plenty of guys on that team who do give their all. And this is their home court. It must now be just at an unbelievable level this season.

Reply #166091 | Report this post

Years ago

Ouch.. pricey. I went to a Sonics, Toronto game a couple weeks back. It's a lot cheaper to go to Sonics games than pretty much any team in the league! Paid $25 from the sonics website and had decent seats. Durant is the shiznit.

Reply #166092 | Report this post

Years ago

Saw Bulls @ Clippers in 1988. Clippers only sold out when Celtics, Bulls & Lakers visited.
Jordan scored about 30. Seats above concourse cost about $65US.
Also saw Lakers v Seattle at the Forum same season. Magic, Kareem, Worthy, Cooper etc.
Seats a little cheaper than Jordan's game.
Walked down to courtside to watch warm ups before second half started. Was asked to move so Jack Nicholson could get back to his seat.

Reply #166100 | Report this post

Uwe Blab  
Years ago

I went on a trip to the US with a friend of mine two years ago.

We saw the following games:


Very entertaining high scoring game, unbelievable to see 40 point games from both T-Mac and Baron Davis.
GSW were a highly entertaining team to watch and one player that was particularly impressive was Cabarkapa who had a good handle for a big guy and could shoot. Strangly enough he has since dissapeared into the basketball wilderness


When the high scorer is Dan Dickau probably not a good sign. New Orleans had a pretty ordinary team and Denver easily defeated them. There was a pretty small crowd and very few vocal supporters. Camby was impressive for the nuggets.


The Chicago fans were great. The entertainment was great also, there was a house band, and a whacky "people in massive Bull Mascott suits" race at half time.
The game went down to the wire, Rasheed was clutch nailing a late three to get the Pistons over the line.
Billups also hit several clutch shots.
For the bulls Nocioni was impressive, a fan favourite with his great defense and hustle.

It was interesting watching the warmups, Rasheed was shooting left handed three pointers and making a whole stack in a row..insane talent.
Ben Gordon was knocking down everything in warm up and has a superb outside shot.
One nice feature at the game is that they hand out boxscores at half time which being fantasy basketball nuts, my mate and I particularly enjoyed.
They also had a promotion, if the Bulls kept the opposition to under 100 points then everyone gets a free big mac, much to our amusement, when the vouchers were handed to the 300 lbs woman at the start of our row to pass on, she proceeded to put them all in her hand bag..

Reply #166109 | Report this post

Years ago

I agree I went to Knicks Vs Cavs and Knicks Vs Wizars early last season.
The amount of boos for Francis and Marbury was amazing!! They just hate there own team.
The only guys they cheered for in the intro were Lee, Crawford and Robinson.
The whole game they were bagging Marbury "you think you're an all star etc etc"

I also went to Lakers Vs Sonics last year. Was a good game but Kobe was a little sluggish first game back from injury. Allen and Lewis played good.

Reply #166112 | Report this post

Years ago

bulls V lakers '97 , NY v Detroit at Madisson Square

Reply #166123 | Report this post

Years ago

Got To See Seattle Play in 1995 and luckily enough got to see Shawn Kemp throw down some massive dunks

Reply #166128 | Report this post

slammin sammy  
Years ago

went to nba live o6 in spain barcelona 76ers v barca crazy 30,000 there. carlos navarra ripped iverson a new 1

Reply #166344 | Report this post


Reply to this topic

Random name suggestion for anonymous posters: Hogwash 95

Rules:You must read the Terms of Use. No spam, no offensive material, no sniping at other clubs, no 'who cares?'-type comments, no naming or bashing under 18 players. Learn how to embed YouTube videos or tweets

Please proof-read your post before submitting as you will not be able to edit it afterwards.

Close ads
Punch - insightful time tracking - Custom basketball uniforms
PickStar - The best place to book sports stars

Advertise on Hoops to a very focused, local and sports-keen audience. Email for rates and options.

Recent Posts

Invoicing clients? Stay productive with Punch, the insightful time tracker that earns you more.

Special offer: $30/month Pay $100 for lifetime access. Sign up now!


An Australian basketball forum covering NBL, WNBL, ABL, Juniors plus NBA, WNBA, NZ, Europe, etc | Forum time is: 11:32 am, Mon 6 Apr 2020 | Posts: 830,065 | Last 7 days: 563