Nothing beats seeing your favorite NBA team in person. It is not hard to get caught up in the excitement when the crowd roars after LeBron James throws down a one-hand jam or Kobe Bryant drains a back-breaking jumper with a second or two left on the shot clock.
It is even better if you are have a front row seat on the action. Everyone thinks being super rich means enjoying the suite life. The fact is that true basketball fans will want to be as close as they can get to the court, no matter how many millions their personal net worth reaches.
The biggest advantage of sitting in courtside seats is getting a better view and feel of the game than just about anyone else. You can hear the trash talk between players. You can eavesdrop on what the coaches say in the huddle or chuckle at what they yell at the referees. You can verbally joust with opposing players and coaches. In many ways, when you sit courtside, it is almost like you are a part of the game.
Being up in the suite has its advantages for sure. Fine wine and good food are there to sample. You can kick back and relax in an easy chair and watch the game in style. Of course, the arena’s crazy atmosphere just does not translate well through the suite box.
Perhaps the best solution is to incorporate the best of both worlds. Buy a suite box and tickets for courtside seats. Then you can sit courtside during the game and enjoy the suite during the pregame and halftime. It is a happy compromise.