Welcome to THEJNSREPORT’S: NBA PLAYOFFS 2013 NETS VS BULLS GAME 2
This day was a special day for me, as I previously mentioned in tweets, this was my first NBA Game attended live ever let alone a playoff game. The atmosphere was electric! People from all over the 5 boroughs were coming together to root for either team. I can say I was pleasantly surprised to see a decent contingent of Bulls fans show up to the game. Ahh memories of the Golden Era.
Moving on I arrived just before opening tip and found my way inside. Once inside everyone had to go through the pat down and metal detection as well as ticket check before finally observing Barclays from the inside. In all honesty the wait to get in wasn’t that bad. I walked following the section signs and saw Brooklyn Burger and thought um…Yessum!!! I will have a BK Burger. Mmmm Mmmm Son!! I added Chicken Tenders and Fries to my order and paid a stiff $19.50.
Again all part of the experience of sporting events expense. A nice woman who I could tell had the right job selling raffle tickets yelled out over an over giving me a surreal headache while yelling “Guys 50/50 raffle!!!!” LMAO! God bless her. In any case I decided to consume my munitions in the hall as i knew to expect clustered seating with little room for lots of things to hold onto. It looked like Barclays was damn near sold out.
I loved that they pumped hip hop tracks like B.I.G and Method Mans’ “Tha What”. Jay Z’s influence was prevalent in Barclays as if he were a majority share owner. His songs played frequently as well and I got a shot of an ad banner hanging with his sold out shows opening the Barclays Center.
Here was one thing that I knew I’d have to accept in live attendance. The annoyance of people having to find their seats or getting up over an over again for people coming and going for refreshments or the restrooms. Where I sat, at one point I began to think I’d paid to be part of a yoga and cardio class, due to the fact I had to bend, lean & contort out of the way of incoming and outgoing people. No lie it was almost as if we were playing Simon Says and no one told me. LOL The guy drumming in the middle of the court was cool to watch play those buckets. From the halls of the subways to Center Court at Barclays you done come along way sir LOL. I jest but I have seen guys play the buckets before and for free. 😉
The refs did a good job I thought. Even when the crowd began to chant Ref you suck! LOL.
It was a formality from here and the game concluded with many fans exiting well before the final minute arrived.
I will definitely be back next season for more Nets games as I definitely like the Barclays Center. Till next time this has been NBA PLAYOFFS 2013 NETS V BULLS GAME 2 by THEJNSREPORT.