Humans have been putting spherical objects in hoops for centuries, but until the invention of the dunk, the fast break, and face dribbling, it wasn’t an activity worth watching. See if “basketball” lives up to the hype with today’s GrouponLive deal to see the New Orleans Hornets play the Atlanta Hawks at The New Orleans Arena on Sunday, January 29, at 6 p.m. Groupon customers will receive the best seats available within the section purchased at the time of pickup. Choose from the following seating options:
- For $16, you get one upper-side seat (example: section 309, row 9, seat 15; a $35 value).<p>
- For $33, you get one lower-corner seat (example: section 104; a $72 value).<p>
- For $79, you get one club seat (example: section 124; a $179 value).<p>
The New Orleans Hornets swarm the court at The New Orleans Arena seeking to sting the Atlanta Hawks and repeat last season’s fast break into the playoffs. Rather than construct a hive made from deflated basketballs in the rafters, Hornets fans can post up in one of three different seating areas and marvel at the aerial acrobatics of point guard Jarrett Jack and forward Carl Landry. In his first season since being traded from Los Angeles, center Chris Kaman has established his Bayou presence by leading the team in rebounds and distribution of autographed mouth guards. As head coach Monty Williams pumps up his squad during breaks in the action, in-game entertainment pumps up the crowd, whether it be sultry steps from the dance team or lectures on the fickle nature of honey stocks from Hugo the mascot.
New Orleans Pelicans
Competitors in the Southwest Division of the NBA’s Western Conference, the New Orleans Pelicans regale the Big Easy’s hoops fans, led by three-time All-Star Anthony Davis plus Bahamian NBA rookie Buddy Hield. Egged on by the avian mascot Pierre, swarms of 17,000 fans surround the court inside Smoothie King Center, where a center-hung LED board displays live-action video and instant replays of referees' most spectacular cross-court jogs.