Traveling during the NBA season is always on the bucket list for sports fans, no matter how close or how far they live from their favorite team’s NBA arena or if they just want to enjoy a normal basketball game. Going to an NBA game in person is a great experience, and some people feel like watching it on TV at home is also good, but seeing it in real action is a treat, though.
NBA odds have been out on sports betting books all year long. People will make bets during the NBA season to enjoy themselves other than traveling to sports games and watching. Where are some of the places to visit during the NBA season?
Madison Square Garden
Madison Square Garden is the World’s Most Famous Arena, and it is in New York, New York. This is the home of the New York Knicks.
No matter what time of year it is, the tickets for these basketball games are always expensive. This is what happens when you go to that arena. Nothing is going to come cheap, and you better be ready to spend some money to enjoy the entertainment.
The New York Knicks have not felt relevant in years, but whenever star players on the opposing team come to the Garden, they will always put on a show. Guys like Giannis Antetokounmpo, Luka Doncic, and Lebron James always fit that bill. There also has been some sort of rivalry with the Brooklyn Nets recently due to the fact Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant play down the road.
Madison Square Garden is also not far from various train stations in the area, and oh, good luck finding parking if you are taking a car.
Barclays Center is home to the Brooklyn Nets. It is literally a train ride away from Madison Square Garden.
The Barclays Center is in downtown Brooklyn near Atlantic Avenue. Those tickets are a lot cheaper than it is for the New York Knicks. Even though the Nets have star power, the prices are more reasonable, and it is also a nice basketball arena.
Brooklyn developed its basketball team from the bottom to the top and is a premier contender in the Eastern Conference with Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving. The Nets feel secondary in the New York City Metropolitan area, though.
Crypto.com Arena is formerly known as the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. This is home to the Los Angeles Lakers and the Los Angeles Clippers.
It is very interesting how the Lakers and the Clippers share an NBA arena. Some people believe that they should not share an arena.
The Los Angeles Lakers are in purple and gold uniform colors, and the Los Angeles Clippers are in blue and white colors. The Lakers are one of the most iconic franchises in all of the NBA, and the Clippers are the little brother to this basketball team.
Los Angeles is known for its stardom with Lebron James, Anthony Davis, and Russell Westbrook on the Lakers and Paul George, Kawhi Leonard, and Reggie Jackson on the Clippers. They have tons of other sports stars in the area who attend games like Mookie Betts, Matthew Stafford, Aaron Donald, Clayton Kershaw, etc.
The beaches in the area are also not far, and Orange County is a very hot destination. Los Angeles is a basketball town, though. Teams who come to Los Angeles on road trips will usually play the Los Angeles Lakers and the Los Angeles Clippers on back-to-back nights.
The United Center is home to the Chicago Bulls in Chicago, Illinois. This was where Michael Jordan had won six NBA Championships, and none have been won in Windy City since. The Bulls fanbase is very passionate about its fanbase.
There are some destinations to visit in the Chicago area other than its basketball arena, like the Bean and its other walkways. However, Zach LaVine was one of the top players in the league last season.