Here’s another blog from a Mississauga Chiropractor
On Sunday February 24th, Maria and I watched our first non-Raptors NBA game. Since we were in New Orleans that weekend for the marathon, we decided to get some tickets to watch the New Orleans Hornets play against the Sacramento Kings.
Both teams were at the bottom of their respective divisions, hence we weren’t going to see any NBA superstars, aside from #1 overall draft pick, rookie Anthony Davis and his unibrow. However, I wanted to see how a non-Canadian city hosted a live NBA game.
We made our way by Streetcar down Charles Street towards Girod Street. As we walked towards the New Orleans Arena, we noticed that the Mercedes Benz Superdome, home of the NFL New Orleans Saints was situated right beside it. This dome was quite similar to the Rogers Centre in Toronto, however it had a weird slopey bottom that curved outwards.
Outside the New Orleans Arena were a bunch of interactive games for kids. There was a huge blowup Hornet doll, and a couple of basketball hoops where kids were shooting.
As we went inside we went straight to the gift shop to see the New Orleans Hornets merchandise. We bought Tristan and Mason a couple of basketballs and some winter toques with the Hornets logo on it. These items were on sale, most likely due to the fact that the Hornets will be known as the New Orleans Pelicans as of next season. There were also a lot of new Pelican merchandise for sale, such as hats, jerseys and jackets with the new red and yellow Pelican logo. This will be a drastic change from the traditional Hornets teal blue.
Once we found our seats, we decided to get some food. I bought an Alligator sausage Po-boy with a side of Catfish and Fries. Maria got some nachos, deep fried pickles and a lemon frozen yogurt. When we sat down to watch the game, I was surprised to see that the Arena was half empty. I guess I was used to watching sold out Raptor games at the ACC. The home team Hornets won the game 110-95, but instead of a free slice of pizza to everyone in attendance, everyone got a coupon for McDonald’s French Fries because the home team managed to score over 100 points.
Overall, the Hornets game was a good experience. Just another day in the life of a Mississauga Chiropractor