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Taking Your Kids To an NBA Game

Posted on: December 30, 2010

As I mentioned yesterday, we took an impromptu trip to San Antonio this week. As we were heading out of town, Jonathan turns to me and says “Do you want to swing by the AT&T Center?” Now, my friends, that might mean nothing to you. But the AT&T Center is where our beloved Spurs play. I laughed and said “Sure, why not.” Jonathan’s face lit up with shock and excitement. He then asked “Would you want to watch the game if I could get tickets?” Of course! We found parking, discussed what we thought to be a reasonable price for tickets {since we’d already missed the first half}, and Jon went off in search of tickets.

After about 5-10 minutes, Jonathan comes back to the car with these:

I’m not sure what to point out first. The fact that it was a LAKERS game or that we are only TWELVE rows from the court!? I had no idea that we were playing the Lakers. In my little basketball world, the Lakers are my arch nemesis. And to only be 12 rows from the court? Seriously does it get any better?

Actually, it does.

Did you see the price of the tickets? Look really close. $175.35. Not for the pair. Just for one.

I’m sure you’re saying, “Sarah, um, that’s not better.”

But wait for it….

We got the tickets for free.


This family was coming out of the game and Jonathan asked them where he could buy tickets. They said he could have theirs, since they were leaving for the night.

So, on Tuesday, December 28th, our family went to our first Spurs v. Lakers home game. I hope there are many more to come.

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9 Responses to "Taking Your Kids To an NBA Game"


WOW–you got the tickets for free! That’s so awesome. I almost passed out when I saw the price…I guess I’m a little clueless…I had no idea people pay that much for basketball tickets!

So…did the Spurs win?!?

And have you gotten any sleep yet?

I know! The prices are insane for good seats. We’ve gone before but never paid more than $25 per person {which is still steep, but it was a playoff game} for nose bleed section. And they did win! It was a lot of fun!

Oh my gracious, that’s amazing!! The last time I saw the Lakers play I was waaaay up in the nosebleed $10 ticket section. 😉 And how great that you got the tickets for FREE! 🙂

What fun! I’m sure it was crazy to b so close to the court, I’m with everyone else always only in the nosebleed section and haven’t been in years. Actually, come to think of it we’ve never been to a pro game just to see UT play.

Jon and I were laughing that for the first 15 minutes, the girls didn’t do anything – no talking, no crying – just stared in bewilderment. They’ve never been to an event like this and they love bball, so it was like totally overload and all they could do was sit silently and take it all in. 🙂

Sounds you guys had a good time, though the first thought that came to mind is who in the world leaves behind $175 basketball tickets and just gives them? Still, you guys being in Texas and getting to a game makes me miss being in Chicago a little bit and being able to go to a Cubs or Blackhawks game.



Rob, I wondered the same thing. But I figured they are most likely season pass holders, so it’s not quite a big of a deal to walk away, when you have so many other games you can see.

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