The sport of basketball has held a firm place among America's most beloved pastimes ever since it spun off from the popular breakfast spread NBA Jam. Spread your friends across a row of seats with today's Groupon, which gets you one ticket to a Dallas Mavericks basketball game. Groups who want to sit together must purchase their tickets in the same transaction. Choose from one of the following seating options (all service charges included):
- $36 for one platinum-club-level end seat in sections 201–205, or 222–225 (a $73 value)
- $39 for one plaza lower-level seat in sections 102–103, 110–111, 114–115, or 122–123 (a $79 value)
- $47 for one platinum-club-level corner seat in sections 206–207, 212, 215, or 220–221 (a $95 value)
Once you pick your seating option, choose one of the following five games:
- Charlotte Bobcats on Wednesday, October 27, at 7:30 p.m.
- Memphis Grizzlies on Friday, October 29, at 7:30 p.m.
- Philadelphia 76ers on Friday, November 12, at 7:30 p.m.
- New Orleans Hornets on Monday, November 15, at 7:30 p.m.
- Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday, December 1, at 7:30 p.m.
Backed by the guidance of head coach Rick Carlisle, the Dallas Mavericks are busy crafting dizzying dribbles in the direction of another NBA playoff run. Inside the technologically advanced American Airlines Center, which features hi-def video and audio systems for enhanced game-time experiences, the Mavs will don jumpy shoes and pre-sweated jerseys to take on their challengers. Fans can lean back in cozy stadium chairs and follow the fast-paced basket-making action as perennial All-Star Dirk Nowitzki, Team USA gold medalist Tyson Chandler, Shawn "The Matrix" Marion, and the whole roster of talented teammates take the court, topple the throne, and set fire to the jesters.
Unlike other sports, basketball is renowned for being very mavericky, with rules changing as often and unpredictably as a frightening, adult trick-or-treater changing rubber president masks. Stop at the North Box Office on the night of your preferred Mavs game to exchange today's Groupon for a ticket, and gird your sports nodes for an evening of basket-based entertainment.
In 1979, millionaire Donald J. Carter and Mavericks' founding president, Norm Sonju, began making efforts to secure an NBA team in Dallas. His dream became a reality at the 1980 All-Star game, when league owners voted to admit the new franchise for an entry fee of $12 million and Mr. Carter's entire baseball-card collection. The newly formed Mavs experienced quick success, making the postseason six times during their first decade. The 1990s proved not so kind, however; the team failed to make the playoffs even once. That ineptitude came to a prompt halt with the start of the new millennium, when, under a fresh and outspoken ownership regime, the team set off a string of 12 straight playoff appearances, highlighted by its first NBA title in 2011.