Sometimes the NBA experience isn't what you think it would be. Not all arenas are created equal.
To be clear, these NBA arenas have great fan bases for the most part, but not even those could help you overlook your surroundings. Are there some arenas you go to and don't feel as if you've gotten your money's worth? With a few improvements, going to these arenas could be classified as a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
5. Wells Fargo Center
There's no doubt Philly has good basketball, but watching it in Wells Fargo Center is not all one would dream of. It's big with an intimate feel, but there are times when the crowd doesn't seem into it but that's not 100% their fault. They fail to "trust the process".
4. Verizon Center
D.C. isn't exactly what you would call a die-hard sports town. Sure, fans love the Redskins, Nationals, and Wizards, but it's one of those places where you don't get that excited at games because there's so much cool stuff happening at all times in the city. The regular season games aren't much to go crazy over, but the playoff atmosphere is up there.
3. Target Center
The Timberwolves need a new place. Plain and simple. The Target Center is less than ideal, but that doesn't stop fans from piling in. The fans keep the place just rowdy enough for someone to overlook the conditions the arena is in.
2. BMO Bradley Harris Arena
Look around you in the Bradley Harris Arena and you will most likely see parts of it not in the best of shape. That's not going to do much for your fan experience, but lucky for the Bucks they have pretty faithful fans.
1. Sleep Train Arena
The Kings owners fought hard to get a new facility. Their best option might be to leave town. There's no easy way to say it. They're a team that seems to always be on the verge of moving somewhere but never actually does. It would be in the best interest of the team and fans for the Kings to find a new place, in or out of Sacramento, to play.