Yes, FC Barcelona is more than just the world-famous football game but also has a basketball team. It is famous for producing future NBA players such as Pau Gasol, Marc Gasol, Ricky Rubio, Juan Carlos Navarro, Joe Ingles, and many others who have made a stop there before heading over to the US. Sometimes, players who used to play in the NBA or in other leagues go to Barcelona as well. Sometimes they miss the European lifestyle/culture and others are looking to improve themselves to get another shot at making the NBA. Sometimes it’s all about that dream and trying and working every day to make it happen… I applaud those dreamchasers.
So, I happen to look at my travel schedule and see that I’ve got a rare chance to go do some neat things while in Barcelona! I’ve been to NBA games before but going to a Spanish basketball game was awesome. Different atmosphere, different way of celebrating and enjoying basketball Spanish-style, Euro-style! Time to go check out where the Euro-step was invented!
The best way to get tickets is through online where you can pick which seats you want. Note that the games do change schedule because of the various tournaments the teams play in. So take note of this. The tickets are a lot cheaper than the ones back in the US if you are going to a NBA game. But it’s a lot different experience in Europe where the stadiums/arenas are smaller and the crowds can really get into it. A lot of times I can hear what the players are saying as they were so close to me. “Oye! Pasame la pelota, tonto!
Former NBA players as well as aspiring dreamcatchers also play in Europe so it’s possible that you can see one or a possible rising star. There was one former NBAer but was injured: Kevin Seraphim. And the other team had a few former NBA players but I can’t remember who.
Even if you don’t get court-side seats, it’s still great to go watch because arena isn’t as big as the ones in the US. So even cheap seats can still give you a great view of the players and the court. It gives you this impression that they’re playing in a regular high school gymnasium.