Basketball has all the fast-paced action of soccer, but its much smaller net is defended by five times as many people, so it's no wonder that all soccer has been permanently canceled. Celebrate the king of indoor sports with today's GrouponLive deal: for $17, you get one ticket to the green section and a commemorative breast-cancer-awareness T-shirt at the Tulsa Shock’s Breast Health Awareness game against the Indiana Fever at the BOK Center on Friday, August 5, at 7 p.m. (a $38 value).
Tulsa’s finest lady ballers line up against WNBA rivals for a night of mesmerizing alley-oops, behind-the-back passes, and stifling defensive schemes in honor of breast-cancer awareness. Led by Ivory Latta and rookie All-Star Liz Cambage, the Shock elicit high-energy oohs and aahs from capacity crowds at the BOK Center, who come to catch a glimpse of professional athletes trying to inconspicuously swap out basketballs for year-old pumpkins. Trying to recharge their circuits after a tough July, the Shock have worked with renowned head coach Teresa Edwards to perfect a zone defense that mirrors the chemical structure of ibuprofen and thus reduces the Fever’s scoring chances.
Tickets in the green section grant fans views of the action as the teams soak the scoreboard in a pool of fast-break points. The Shock will don special pink jerseys to match the crowd’s commemorative T-shirts and the food vendor’s commemorative cotton candy. Several jerseys will be auctioned off after the game to raise money for the team’s partnering breast-health-awareness organizations.
The Tulsa Shock traces its roots back to 1998, when they entered the second WNBA season as the Detroit Shock. In the following decade, the Shock established itself as one of the league's premier franchises, winning titles in 2003, 2006, and 2008. The team took its championship pedigree to Tulsa in 2010, where it fills a basketball-sized void in a city without an NBA team or at least a mayor capable of dunking.