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Swashcuff
10-06-2010, 07:44 PM
http://dimemag.com/2010/10/nbas-5-toughest-places-to-play/


With another NBA regular season on the horizon and a sense of excitement around a lot of teams this year, I couldn’t help but think of some of the toughest places to play throughout the League. Here are my top 5 toughest arenas to play in the NBA.

5. ARCO Arena (Sacramento Kings)

4. Oracle Arena (Golden State Warriors)

3. Pepsi Center (Denver Nuggets)

2. Rose Garden Arena (Portland Trail Blazers)

1. EnergySolutions Arena (Utah Jazz)

Joshtd1
10-06-2010, 07:47 PM
That Warriors crowd is crazy, along with Arco. I can remember how crazy they were when they were playoff teams.

B.JenningsMVP
10-06-2010, 07:54 PM
Good List

Wade>You
10-06-2010, 07:55 PM
Good list, those are some tough crowds. Would've subbed in Boston for Nuggets.

*Silver&Black*
10-06-2010, 08:00 PM
The East fanbase sucks, and I'm a fan of the East while also live in the East. Outside of C's and Pistons of course.

That is a great list though. I don't know about the numbers, but every team on there deserves to be.

tangent12
10-06-2010, 08:00 PM
LOL, no palace?

Those fans will literally rape and kill you in a heated game. if the pistons made the playoffs

Shahrose
10-06-2010, 08:01 PM
i agree with that list
but if anything, maybe put up OKC?

Burkey3472
10-06-2010, 08:03 PM
No complaints.....pretty solid list.

ManRam
10-06-2010, 08:29 PM
I like the list. I opened the link and said "Utah better be #1", and they were...

Hard to justify the Kings. Maybe in the late 90s/early 2000s, but not now. Their attendance has been miserable lately.

bahama0811
10-06-2010, 08:31 PM
Good list, those are some tough crowds. Would've subbed in Boston for Nuggets.

There is absolutely no way that Boston is louder than Denver.

DerekRE_3
10-06-2010, 08:36 PM
The Arco thunder is coming back this year

asandhu23
10-06-2010, 08:44 PM
LOL, no palace?

Those fans will literally rape and kill you in a heated game. if the pistons made the playoffs

not if you are the Lakers. Ron Artest, *****es

asandhu23
10-06-2010, 08:45 PM
The Arco thunder is coming back this year

I wish Warriors "Thunder" came back as well. WE NEED A NEW MASCOT

Switch
10-06-2010, 08:48 PM
Back then when Sacramento was a playoff team with Webber, Bibby, Divac, Christie, and Peja, Arco Arena was insane.

Brew Crew
10-06-2010, 08:51 PM
The East fanbase sucks, and I'm a fan of the East while also live in the East. Outside of C's and Pistons of course.

That is a great list though. I don't know about the numbers, but every team on there deserves to be.

Atlanta and their average of 963 fans per game tops that list.

Super.
10-06-2010, 08:56 PM
I like the list. I opened the link and said "Utah better be #1", and they were...

Hard to justify the Kings. Maybe in the late 90s/early 2000s, but not now. Their attendance has been miserable lately.

1st off...MANRAM!

2nd off..I completely agree with you

Baller1
10-06-2010, 09:00 PM
i agree with that list
but if anything, maybe put up OKC?

I initially thought maybe they had a chance to make the list, but the only reason that place is as loud as it is, is because they're a new team to the city. When that team eventually falls back into mediocrity, everyone will see why that team should have stayed in Seattle.

DMasta718
10-06-2010, 09:09 PM
I initially thought maybe they had a chance to make the list, but the only reason that place is as loud as it is, is because they're a new team to the city. When that team eventually falls back into mediocrity, everyone will see why that team should have stayed in Seattle.

This. I say give OKC a few more years to really judge the crowd. When a city gets a new team and a year later go to the playoffs, the crowd is bound to flock to the arena.

Baller1
10-06-2010, 09:12 PM
This. I say give OKC a few more years to really judge the crowd. When a city gets a new team and a year later go to the playoffs, the crowd is bound to flock to the arena.

Yeah. I wish we could see Seattle right now with that team. We'd show why it should've never been moved.

mjqusoldier
10-06-2010, 09:17 PM
if the Knicks are good The Garden has to be on the list

Jumba
10-06-2010, 09:19 PM
Totally agree with the list completely. Energy Solutions is crazy loud. Helped out by the concrete building itself.

carnage101
10-06-2010, 09:25 PM
okc is tuff

iggypop123
10-06-2010, 09:33 PM
yeah utah is tough. the crowd is incredibly loud because of how its built. of course there just happens to be a conicndence in the fts they get at home vs the road thanks to the crowd. just look at OKC and the ft's they got against the lakers. what was it 20 more a game at home? loud crowds work. portland is always loud, thats all that city has.

|x-M1NTy-x|
10-06-2010, 09:40 PM
I hate going to suns games.. Every one with awesome seats are always sitting and clapping softly while im stuck with terrible seats and cheering my *** off!

Bruno
10-06-2010, 09:42 PM
I like the list. I opened the link and said "Utah better be #1", and they were...

Hard to justify the Kings. Maybe in the late 90s/early 2000s, but not now. Their attendance has been miserable lately.

I was gona say, a good list, but a bit dated. The Kings and Warriors can have the best home crowd when they are contending. But it's been three seasons since the Warriors were in the playoffs and even longer since Kings fans had something to cheer for.

I think anyone who watched the LAL/OKC series would say the Thunders home crowd channeled that old Kings/Warrioresque underdog home crowd mentality better than anyone else currently. That crowd like their team has emerged.

dhopisthename
10-06-2010, 09:44 PM
I can live with that list. Utah should definitely be #1. They are always loud

black1605
10-06-2010, 09:53 PM
Yet Cameron Indoor Stadium trumps them all.

*Silver&Black*
10-06-2010, 10:28 PM
Atlanta and their average of 963 fans per game tops that list.

very good.:clap:

Rafer17
10-06-2010, 10:39 PM
Milwaukee is an honorable mention as well as Chicago

soonabooma
10-06-2010, 11:57 PM
OKC is gonna become the new standard in the NBA. We'll be kinda like what Baton Rouge(LSU) is in college football....crazy crowds, ridiculous noise, and a hostile type environment for our opponents, just a really good game atmosphere.
:cool:



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9N7ZwdSCMl8&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFV3DL7UNpw

Baller1
10-07-2010, 12:01 AM
OKC is gonna become the new standard in the NBA. We'll be kinda like what Baton Rouge(LSU) is in college football....crazy crowds, ridiculous noise, and a hostile type environment for our opponents, just a really good game atmosphere.
:cool:



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9N7ZwdSCMl8&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFV3DL7UNpw

And that will last about 5-10 years, until the team starts to decline into mediocrity.

icej
10-07-2010, 12:06 AM
Utah is consistent, I agree with it being @ #1 - Ironically their 6th man effect has not been used in the finals since Mj beat them, but they are reaally effective and a game changer.

I also believe OKC should be in that list (updated) if there is one thing that gave them a big boost against LA in their 7 game series it is the thunders crowd.

Bucsfan
10-07-2010, 02:13 AM
seriously a jazz game against a good team is nuts...i was lucky enough to go to the nba finals back in 97 and 98 and it was awesome...it was so defeaning and you could barely hear the people trying to talk to you that were right next to you

basketball is all we got (unless you count real salt lake)

G-Bay New J
10-07-2010, 02:22 AM
Utah is crazyyy. Loud as **** and they wanna fight. It's like all the mormons gather at Energy Solutions Arena to let loose.

If I had a dollar for every "Go to Hell" I have gotten at Energy Solutions Arena, I would have quite a few dollars.