What's the most memorable NBA game(s) you've seen in person?

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yeah, that's crazy

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 2 March 2021 21:39 (two months ago) link

sometimes the founder of Funcoland would give away his courtside tickets at the Target Center and one time I got to go with my boss and another guy I worked with. Was literally sitting about 10 feet from the basket on the baseline.

Was in the height of KG when the Wolves were actually an event. Saw Jimmy Jam walk in and Jesse Ventura. There used to be this guy who was famous for hitting the court with a rolled up newspaper, longtime season ticket holder, gadfly dude, we were sitting close to him....anyway KG did this MONSTER dunk and hung on the rim then jumped down, crouched in this weird panther position in front of the guy and looked at him and put his finger to his mouth and "ssssshhhh'd" him

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 2 March 2021 21:44 (two months ago) link

oh and last year when I went to Portland pre-Covid and saw the Blazers/Heat because it was the only time I saw an NBA game that didn't involve the Timberwolves, which is pretty cool. Dame was awesome to see live. Jimmy was out but he had a pretty sweet outfit on.

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 2 March 2021 21:45 (two months ago) link

I can't tell you just how amazing it was to watch LMU's gameplay during this era. Full court press plus run and gun offense system which just led to the most absurd scoring you can imagine. They had a 2guard named Jeff Fryer who had the green light to do the half-court shots that are all the rage these days, pretty accurate as well from 40+ feet which at that point in time was just jaw-dropping.

― Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Tuesday, March 2, 2021 4:31 PM (twelve minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

those teams were crazy! was very annoying in the 30 for 30 when they were going on and on about the wild style of play and showed like 2 seconds of game footage total

lag∞n, Tuesday, 2 March 2021 21:46 (two months ago) link

anyway KG did this MONSTER dunk and hung on the rim then jumped down, crouched in this weird panther position in front of the guy and looked at him and put his finger to his mouth and "ssssshhhh'd" him

― Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, March 2, 2021 4:44 PM (two minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

lmao

lag∞n, Tuesday, 2 March 2021 21:46 (two months ago) link

i want to be taunted by KG

Lavator Shemmelpennick, Tuesday, 2 March 2021 21:48 (two months ago) link

I’ve been to so many games that it’s all just blended together into nothing, there were years where I would go to almost every blazer home game on free tickets, what a weird life! I’ll try to post moments as they come to me now and then.

off the top of my head I remember in the late 00s somehow getting tix where I got to sit at the scorer’s table (!) when the Jazz were in town. You see different stuff that close. On and OOB play boozer was inbounding (dude had the worst juiced-skin I’ve ever seen far and away) and there was blood trickling down his face by his ear. The ref hands him the ball to inbound and I say “hey dude he’s bleeding!” and the red heard me and stopped the game to get him cleaned up lol

Clay, Tuesday, 2 March 2021 21:48 (two months ago) link

feel like you need to track down the video of that

lag∞n, Tuesday, 2 March 2021 21:55 (two months ago) link

"hey dude he's bleeding!" - guaranteed attention-getter

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 2 March 2021 22:00 (two months ago) link

what can I say I love the spotlight

Clay, Tuesday, 2 March 2021 22:03 (two months ago) link

the only NBA game I’ve seen in person was when the blazers won their playoff series against the clippers in 2016. Austin Rivers got his nose broken during the game but came back and balled out after getting bandaged up. Also I was just really glad to see Paul Pierce in person, just watching him stand around during warm ups and stuff <3, im a fan

brimstead, Tuesday, 2 March 2021 22:12 (two months ago) link

my dad was at the knicks finals game that happened during the oj bronco chase, he said that people literally left their seats to watch the chase on tvs in the concourse

little johnny juul (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 2 March 2021 22:18 (two months ago) link

my mom and my sister got a connect for floor seats at the garden and were in the row behind regina king when embiid nearly crashed into her: https://ftw.usatoday.com/2019/02/joel-embiid-regina-king

little johnny juul (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 2 March 2021 22:21 (two months ago) link

personally, i've been to a few playoff games but nothing super memorable. i saw the knicks get eliminated by vince carter and the raptors in 2000 (the last knicks playoffs season for a while), which was cool, i guess.

the most memorable basketball game i attended was michigan vs. louisville in the 2013 ncaa finals (we lost :( )

little johnny juul (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 2 March 2021 22:27 (two months ago) link

i havent been to a playoff game yet :/

i was too much listening to your accent (Spottie), Wednesday, 3 March 2021 21:33 (two months ago) link

Sorry to keep crashing this thread, but wanted to post this for lag∞n, an example of how much chaos/disruption a team can cause that it becomes not only an incredibly physical game that also causes brute, unforced mental errors:

LMU scores 8 points in 5 seconds during their first-round upset at the 1990 NCAA tourney
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8P4FI6P5FU

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Thursday, 4 March 2021 05:53 (two months ago) link

all college teams should play like this

J0rdan S., Thursday, 4 March 2021 06:02 (two months ago) link

^^^NMSU was #16 in the nation going into the tourney. LMU had already outscored them 20-6 in the 2nd half PRIOR to that 8-0 run.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Thursday, 4 March 2021 06:04 (two months ago) link

The physique and fitness of LMU was just beyond comprehension. You'd see it when they'd play really good teams, the game might be close in the first half and then the fog of fatigue and lack of conditioning would cause these great opposing teams to just slowly unravel and fade.

Here's the full game vid vs. Michigan (#13 in the nation):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAX2jr5WUDY

A 5 point game with 14 minutes left in the 2nd half becomes an absolute bloodbath: Michigan stops hustling, arms dropped to their sides, they start turning the ball over, leaving LMU shooters wide open... LMU would just grind their opponents into the ground.

Final score 149-115 with LMU's second team mopping up for most of the final chunk of the game.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Thursday, 4 March 2021 06:09 (two months ago) link

so freaking sick

lag∞n, Thursday, 4 March 2021 15:47 (two months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mn-oWEc3LeQ

Matt Armstrong, Thursday, 4 March 2021 15:58 (two months ago) link

This is the other contender, check out the end of the first overtime

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFJ9y2efaTw

Matt Armstrong, Thursday, 4 March 2021 16:12 (two months ago) link

Nice. Would have loved to have seen a Hakeem/Admiral duel

Lavator Shemmelpennick, Thursday, 4 March 2021 16:51 (two months ago) link

ridic euro battle xxp

lag∞n, Thursday, 4 March 2021 17:11 (two months ago) link

good ones matt. if you dont mind me asking... about how old were you for that spurs/rox game?

i was too much listening to your accent (Spottie), Thursday, 4 March 2021 17:25 (two months ago) link

No playoffs or anything that significant, but I saw Sixers-Lakers on 01/25/2020 in Philly. LeBron passed Kobe in scoring that game and the Philly announcers made a big deal about it because of the Kobe-Philly connection. The next morning they announced Kobe died.

perhaps I myself was the object of my search (PBKR), Thursday, 4 March 2021 18:19 (two months ago) link

good ones matt. if you dont mind me asking... about how old were you for that spurs/rox game?


9!

Matt Armstrong, Thursday, 4 March 2021 19:03 (two months ago) link

Nice. Awesome game. That spinning and1 layup by the admiral was incredible

i was too much listening to your accent (Spottie), Thursday, 4 March 2021 19:12 (two months ago) link


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