In 1891, James Naismith mounted two peach baskets on opposite walls of a gym, inventing the rudimentary version of what we know today as “shelving.” Take your basketball off this grand innovation with today’s GrouponLive deal: for $15, you get a basketball outing for two to a Chicago Steam home game at South Suburban College in South Holland (up to a $30 total value). Children 12 and younger are admitted free, and teens, students, and seniors are admitted for $5 with valid ID. All games start at 5:30 p.m. Choose from the following games:
- Saturday, December 3, against the Gem City Hall o’ Famers
- Saturday, December 10, against the Porter County Punishers
- Saturday, December 31, against the Clarksville Cavaliers
- Saturday, January 14, against the Michiana Monarchs
- Saturday, January 28, against the Indiana Diesel<p>
The outing includes: - Two general-admission tickets (up to a $20 value) - $10 worth of concessions<p>
The Chicago Steam’s roster of netsmen rattles the rims against a formidable slate of ABA opponents, and includes former NBA player Sam Mack. As reported in Time Out Chicago, the team’s first three seasons saw only three home losses, with successes fueled by dancers, live DJ beats, and a 1:1 mascot-to-player ratio. Fans cheer on professional-level talent, including Hoop Dreams star Arthur Agee and 2010 MVP Andre Muse, as they rack up scoreboard stats during fast-paced, gritty play. Appetites unquenched by the evening’s platter of slamwiches can gobble up courtside snacks, including nachos smothered in meat and cheese ($4), polish sausages ($3), soda ($0.75), and pickles ($1).