Dispite the lack of money to fill even one of the 1,237,876 potholes in the city, the city of New Orleans managed to charge the taxpayers enough money to buy the Charlotte Hornets. At least I will be able to watch the NOLA Hornets as I am bedridden from the back injury I sustained from hitting one of the said potholes. ;-)
Equipment: I guess one of those big "Number One" foam hands would do the trick, but mainly alcohol consumption seems to be the most abundant way New Orleanians support their teams.
Ticketmaster link: http://www.ticketmaster.com/artist/805910/?brand=nba&dma_id=344
During the the NBA season if you are in New Orleans you can catch a Hornet's game. Very nice arena and great atmosphere for this up and coming basketball organization.