Today (my birthday!!) we went to our first ever U.S sporting event, Basketball!
We decided it would be a good experience and we had heard a lot about the Warriors in the time we had been here so we chose to watch them play against the LA Lakers so it was a little north/south rivalry.
I had no idea what to expect as I hadn’t been to any kind of sports game before but it was such good fun! The atmosphere was great, everyone was cheering and getting in to the game. The stadium felt so big and there were so many people there. They have so many options throughout the stadium for food and had a store and a couple of stands where you could purchase your Warriors apparel so, of course, we had to purchase a couple of things (we went for the classic foam finger and two hats).
It was definitely a great experience and I would absolutely recommend it to anyone who visits the states. They put on a half time performance for everyone at the game which was pretty entertaining, not to mention you get to watch the cheerleaders do their thing.
Basketball is one sport that I found really easy to get in to, though i’m sure the atmosphere of being at a live game helped with that. Its fast paced, short quarters, easy to follow and can get pretty exciting. We haven’t been here that long so this was our first real exposure to the NBA and American sports but it certainly set the bar and opened us up to going to watch other live sports.
Of course, the Warriors wiped the floor with the Lakers! They were the defending champs and broke the record for the best ever regular season, which was pretty cool to witness.
We would definitely go again in the future!