New York, NY (PRWEB) November 28, 2012
NBA Tickets: Holiday shopping for men's gifts is usually difficult, so why not give them something you know they will enjoy: game tickets!
Indeed, New York Knicks, Brooklyn Nets, Boston Celtics, Miami Heat, Orlando Magic, Chicago Bulls, Philadelphia 76ers, Portland Trailblazers and other NBA tickets make for thoughtful and well-meaning holiday presents to male friends, loved ones, family members or office mates.
A Look at the Teams:
New York Knicks: As ‘Linsanity’ departs the New York Knicks, the team made off-season moves like the addition of veteran Jason Kidd and returning PG Raymond Felton. Rasheed Wallace also came out from retirement and joins the core group of Carmelo Anthony, Tyson Chandler, Amar’e Stoudemire and Iman Shumpert. The Knicks are actually one of the veteran teams in the NBA; however, the addition of these players provide a big boost to the young core of this ball club.
The Madison Square Garden also known as MSG to native New Yorkers, can accommodate audiences of more thank 19,000 fans. One of the notable things about MSG is that NBA superstars from the opposing teams frequently record amazing scoring runs at "The Garden" like Kobe Bryant, LeBron James and even Michael Jordan who scored in excess of 30 points in their games at this legendary venue.
Brooklyn Nets: A new owner, new name, new home court and several key additions to the roster – this is what the Brooklyn Nets did for this 2012-2013 NBA regular season. Formerly the New Jersey Nets, the team moved from their home court at Prudential Life to the newly built Barclay’s Center.
The move from NJ to Brooklyn will spark a great rivalry between two New York teams: the New York Knicks and the Brooklyn Nets. The first game between these two teams was like a playoff atmosphere in which the Nets prevailed in overtime.
The Barclays Center was opened to the public last September and the first event there was a concert from the Nets co-owner, Jay-Z. The move by the Nets revived the sports atmosphere in the Brooklyn area which was deprived of professional teams for decades.
Boston Celtics: The Leprechaun of the Celtics is still alive and will run again for another NBA title, even as the ‘Big Three’ was dismantled because Ray Allen signed to their rival, Miami Heat. Even with the overhauling of the rosters, the Boston Celtics are still considered as one of the elite teams in the NBA. In the Eastern Conference of the NBA, it is clear that the Heat is the heavy favorite, but the Celtics are not far behind.
The Celtics are the holders of the most NBA titles with 17 championships. The most recent title year for the Celtics was 2008 and the most popular gesture during the playoffs was when Kevin Garnett, who captured his first NBA ring, kissed the Leprechaun in the middle of the court. That NBA championship game in which the Celtics won came by the team blowing out Kobe's Lakers.
Miami Heat: The famous "Decision" made by LeBron James was in the headlines way back in 2010 when he signed with the Miami Heat to form the new Big Three (Dwayne Wade, Chris Bosh & LeBron James). In the 2010-2011 NBA season, the Heat came up short to winning the NBA title as they lost to Dirk Nowitzki’s Dallas Mavericks. However, they made it up last season as they won the NBA title.
The Heat's home court is the American Airlines Arena. By the name itself, the court is sponsored majorly by American Airlines. The court has a seating capacity of about 19,600 people. During the holidays, the Heat and LeBron James are always part of the holiday offerings of the NBA. In fact, James has played many Christmas day games in his storied and successful career. Hence, fans can expect another Christmas treat this year as the Heat is scheduled to play against the team they beat during the last 2012 NBA Finals, the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Orlando Magic: One of the teams with a new home court is the Orlando Magic. The team unveiled their new building in October of 2012. From Amway Arena, the team moved to Amway Center. During basketball season, the Amway Center can seat an audience of up to 18,478 fans. The 2012 All-Star Break was hosted by the Amway Center.
The problem for the team is that their All-Star Center Dwight Howard has recently been traded to the Los Angeles Lakers. In fact, the so-called “Dwightmares” that circle around the Orlando Magic affected the team and reduced the attendance at the venue. Fortunately for the team, avid fans are still going out to see the Magic play ball even if they are without their prized All-Star.
Chicago Bulls: Who doesn't know about the Chicago Bulls? The team was brought to fame thanks to the greatness of Michael Jordan. The 6 NBA titles of the Bulls came from the Jordan era.
The Chicago Bulls play their home games at the United Center that can accommodate a seating audience of 20,900 or more than 23,000 for standing room audiences. One of the best things at the United Center is that its acoustics design was made to re-create the famous “Roar” from the Chicago Stadium.
Even though the Chicago Bulls main man, Derrick Rose, is still recovering from a serious injury, the attendance is still high and they are scheduled to play for Christmas. The return of D-Rose will certainly boost the chances of the Bulls in the post-season and will once again make the team a big contender in the NBA.
Philadelphia 76ers: The Philadelphia 76ers were the dark horse last season when they reached the Eastern Conference Semifinals and lost to the Celtics in 7 games. They are now favorites to advance again to the post-season. The team was known for having the leading scorers coming off-the-bench and a lone All-Star who is a defensive specialist. However, big off-season moves changed the roster of the team in which their part of the blockbuster trade was sending Dwight Howard to the Lakers and the 76ers acquiring All-Star Andrew Bynum, but they let go of Igoudala to the Nuggets.
These off-season moves have been profitable for the team and to the fans as well. In the early goings of the 2012-13 season, the 76ers are enjoying a great start in their home court. The Wells Fargo Center is always jam packed. This building has a seating capacity of more than 20,310.
Portland Trailblazers: The Rose Garden is a known home court in the NBA. This is the home floor for the Portland Trailblazers. The building has a seating capacity of about 21,400. Like any other arena Rose Garden is a building serving multi-purpose indoor sports like basketball. The name of the arena is attributed to the reputation of Portland being a Rose City.
LaMarcus Aldridge, Nicolas Batum, Wesley Matthews and their emerging rookie, Damian Lillard are leading the way for the team after their All-Star Brandon Roy suddenly retired due to knee problems (however, Roy returned and was signed by the Minnesota Timberwolves) and Greg Oden, who has yet to play a full regular season. With the new talents for the team, fans in the Rose Garden are hoping to make the Trailblazers relevant again.
The teams mentioned above are just eight of the biggest names in the NBA. Receiving tickets to any professional basketball game are sure to make the men in your life beam with joy. Cheap Concert Tickets has low everyday pricing on all NBA tickets, NFL tickets and MLB tickets.