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For $30 or $50 (depending on the seating section), today’s deal gets you a fantastic lower-level seat to one of 14 New Jersey Nets fall home games at the IZOD Center (half off the normal ticket price).
The Nets didn’t lead the pack last year, but 2010 is another opportunity for the team to claim the NBA Championship they’ve been dreaming about since Jason Kidd served up a taste of the NBA Finals on a silver, basketball-shaped platter that he hand-polished with Kenyon Martin’s sweat in 2002. But that doesn’t mean a good game of professionally played basketball lacks captivatingness or thrillarity. With point guard Devin Harris leading the squad, Yi being on the squad, and a bunch of young players rounding out the Nets squad, you’ll see impressive demonstrations of talent at every game, including dribbling, shooting, rebounding, sweating, drinking from Gatorade cups, taking off shooting shirts, running, putting shooting shirts back on, jumping, making french toast during timeouts, juggling mopeds, and dribbling.
This deal is good for half-price tickets to any of the Nets’ 14 home games through December 30 (not including preseason), which includes marquee matchups against the Boston Celtics and last year’s Finals runner-up Orlando Magic. For just $50, this Groupon gets you a ticket in one of the following lower-level sections close to the action: 104, 105, 111,112, 118,119, 125, or 126. Or for only $30, get a seat in sections 113–117, 101–103, 127, or 128. Check out the detailed floor layout on this 3D seat-finder.
Innovations in Basketball
Basketball has gone through numerous innovations since James Naismith first nailed a peach basket to a galloping horse and invented basketball. Here are some of the key changes that make the game what it is:
1924: The 30-minute shot clock is introduced, guaranteeing at least one shot per game.
1976: The Denver Nuggets begin using a ball that causes fearsome premonitions in whoever is holding it.
1998: The NBA expands by two teams composed entirely of baby kittens.
2002: Losing at basketball is outlawed in Los Angeles, simultaneously causing the Lakers to win the NBA championship and the Clippers to be incarcerated in a floating sky-jail for 10 years.
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