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 Groupon: for $20, you get an outing for two to see the Springfield Armor at MassMutual Center (a $66 total value). The outing includes the following:
- Two tickets to a game (a $30 value). Seating will be in Sections 7–11 and 22–26.
- Two Springfield Armor hats (a $36 value)<p>
Choose from the following games:
- Against the Maine Red Claws on Saturday, January 14, at 7 p.m.
- Against the Maine Red Claws on Thursday, January 19, at 7 p.m.
- Against the Idaho Stampede on Thursday, January 26, at 7 p.m.<p>
The Springfield Armor thrill hometown hoops fans by laying siege to Developmental League opponents with a fully loaded roster of potential NBA stars. Led by head coach Bob MacKinnon Jr., the Armor square off against conference rivals the Maine Red Claws and West Conference foes the Idaho Stampede. Slam-dunk champion LD Williams dazzles crowds by sinking alley-oops and opposing mascots through the hoop, and points-machine JamesOn Curry, the franchise’s all-time leading scorer, seeks to build on 2010’s strong performance. As the D-League affiliate of the New Jersey Nets, the Armor grants b-ball enthusiasts the chance to watch future NBA players before they pick-and-roll into the national spotlight or sign million-dollar contracts to join an experimental league inside the heads of Mount Rushmore. The January 14 game features entertainment by New Jersey Nets personnel, and although not included with today’s Groupon, MassMutual Center surrounds guests with a variety of attractions, including the Center Grille Restaurant, Breakaway Bar, and a gift shop.