Click above to buy tickets for the Toros vs. the Albuquerque T-Birds on Wednesday, December 9, at 7:30 p.m. Click here for Saturday, November 28, at 7:30 p.m. vs. the Rio Grande Valley Vipers.
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Watch the Toros dribble, dunk, alley-oop, coup-fourre, shimmy-shammy, and Irish chowder. Today’s deal gets you tickets to watch the San Antonio Spurs-affiliated Toros of the NBA Development League at the Austin Convention Center. It’s the perfect outing for sports fanatics, families, or people who only own white and silver clothing.
Choose from two games:
- Saturday, November 28, at 7:30 p.m. vs. the Rio Grande Valley Vipers
- Wednesday, December 9, at 7:30 p.m. vs. the Albuquerque T-Birds
Like indie bands and bars, things are better before everyone knows about them. D-League games, or the NBA’s feeder league, are the best places to see upcoming NBA superstars in action before they blow up with soda and sneaker endorsements and become visible only through binoculars. Expect to see all the captivatingness of professional basketball, including, dribbling, shooting, rebounding, sweating, drinking from cups, taking off shooting shirts, running, putting shooting shirts back on, jumping, making french toast during timeouts, juggling mopeds, and dribbling.
Your seats are located in the red section, with prime views of the court. The November 28 game doubles as a Spurs Affiliate Night, featuring prizes, competitions, and appearances from the Spurs Coyote (if the Coyote can’t make it, an actual coyote will be sent in his place.). On December 9, you can cheer on the Toros and also join other mascots in celebration of the birth of the Toros’ mascot, DaBull.
Note: You will need to bring your Groupon to will call on the day of the game you attend.
Innovations in Basketball
Basketball has gone through numerous innovations since James Naismith first nailed a peach basket to a galloping horse and invented basketball. Here are some of the key changes that make the game what it is:
1924: The 30-minute shot clock is introduced, guaranteeing at least one shot per game.
1976: The Denver Nuggets begin using a ball that causes fearsome premonitions in whoever is holding it.
1998: The NBA expands by two teams composed entirely of baby kittens.
2002: Losing at basketball is outlawed in Los Angeles, simultaneously causing the Lakers to win the NBA championship and the Clippers to be incarcerated in a floating sky-jail for 10 years.
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