Becoming an NBA star requires practice and time to accumulate skills, unlike Greek sporting-god Athena, who sprang directly from Zeus’s head to posterize an unsuspecting Poseidon. Watch candidates for the Naismith Pantheon with today’s Groupon: for $9, you get a Spurs-level seat (a $20 value) to see the Austin Toros take on the Rio Grande Valley Vipers on Sunday, November 28 at 5 p.m. at Cedar Park Center. This is the Austin Toros first complete season at Cedar Park Center, the state-of-the-art sports and entertainment arena that opened in 2009. As an NBA Development League game, the November 28 matchup provides the rare opportunity to see up-and-coming NBA stars emerge from their hardwood cocoons like majestically dunking luna moths. Watch Lewis Clinch clinch the game and Michael Joiner combine alleys with oops in midair as he soars majestically to his baseboard nest. As always, coach Brad Jones guides the team through opponents as if they were traffic cones on the Toros' highway to victory—unless the Vipers outscore them in the game or distract them with flashbulbs made of exploding basketballs.
2100 Ave. of the Stars
Cedar Park, Texas 78613Get Directions