Well taking into account that I was only in New York for three days I did see a LOT of the sights, but I didnt unfortunately get to see a basketball game. I DID however pick up a 'Manhattan Living' magazine which has lots of great information for your stay. And it ws from this mag that I found out about all the different games that were being held that month! I dont know if you have a favourite team or one you would just like to go and see for the hell of it, but below is the informaton of how to get schedules and tickets!
Tel: 201 935 8222
Tel: 516 560 8200
Tel: 212 465 JUMP
Tel: 800 7NJ NETS
Tel: 212 307 7171
Tel: 800 882 ISLES
Tel: 212 307 7171
I had the opportunity to see a Knicks-game in Madison Square Garden. It is one of my favourite moments of my stay! It was an pre-season game against San Antonio Spurs.
The Knicks won 98-84.
Even if I don't know a lot about basketball, the atmosphere in the Garden was great! A lot of show, audience encouragement, ....
The ticket cost 60 dollars.
You can buy the tickets in the Garden itself.
Most people go to NYC to see a play or take in a show on Broadway but this year is a great time to venture away from the madness of Manhattan and take in a New Jersey Nets basketball game. I chose New Jersey over the Knicks because the Nets have a great team this year and it is much easier to get tickets for them rather than the Knicks in MSG. It is only a short hop over from the Port Authority to East Rutherford to the Meadowlands Sports Complex and it is a fun way to spend an evening. You will get a chance to see Vince Carter, Jason Kidd and Richard Jefferson among others and I am sure you will have a great time ;)
After all the shopping I felt like doing something a little different... well different for me anyway so I went to Madison Square Garden to see about going to a basketball game. As luck would have it they had a game between the New York Nicks and the Boston Celtics on that night. I promptly bought tickets and I off I went. I am not a basketball fan at all but I have to say I really enjoyed the game. I guess the atmosphere in a live game is always exciting. I bought a basketball shirt before the match for my little brother but wore it at the game too. Make sure you have a hot dog while you are there!
No matter how good or bad the city's NBA basketball team, the Nicks, are doing, it is still a great evening watching them playing in the world most famous arena - Madison Square Garden. Chances are you will be seeing some great basketball, and be able to scout for celebs and other new yorkers.
A couple of tips:
1. Bring your binoculars (unless you know someone, or can afford a a court side sit)
2. Beware of buying fake tickets right outside the stadium, there are many for sale, and you wont know the difference
The NBA Store has a full court to show off your moves in, molds of some famous player's hands to compare your's with, and all kinds of official merchandise.