Waiting outside of The Smoothie King Center in Louisiana, as it was raining, my excitement started to build as I waited for them to open the doors to the arena. I was going to watch the New Orleans Pelicans play The Atlanta Hawks.
It was something I had always looked forward to doing. I had been to college basketball games and tournaments, but this was my first NBA game. I had been to games for NHL and MLB teams galore but never once had I been to an NBA game.
Walking into the arena, my boyfriend and I first and foremost wanted to take a picture with an Anthony Davis. For those of you who don't know who Anthony Davis is, well he is 6'10'' with a 7'6.5'' wingspan, for those of you who don't know me, without my heels on I am 5'2'' so clearly my boyfriend found this hilarious.
Once we had a few laughs, we went upstairs to get some food and a beer. For some odd reason, I was craving BBQ Nachos so we went and got some. Then we were headed to our seats to watch the pre-game stuff. In awe, I watched some of the reporters I had always admired, like Jennifer Hale and Olivia Harlan.
It's just so fast paced I was falling in love second by second that was dwindling down. Then I decided to make a bet with my boyfriend as I was eating my blue cotton candy. Needless to say I won because Atlanta won in the fourth quarter.
I had fallen in love with a sport that may have replaced football's spot.