Originally Posted by Clutch
I wish NBA could have as passionate fans as European clubs have.
This is just from Croatia.
Soccer club from Split (reportedly club with most songs along with Manchester United):
Surely one of the most passionate fans in the world.
Fans celebrating 100th anniversary (MUST WATCH):
(song + video)
Then you have small city of Zadar which have probably the most passionate basketball fans in the country,fans celebrating the title:
start from 1:38:30
I hope you'll take some time and look at it. It's really something all sports fans should appreciate.
For some reason we don't see the same type of cheering in the USA. Maybe it's people's mentality,maybe it's ticket prices...I don't know.
I just wish we could have this type of atmosphere in the NBA.
I think the issue is, the cost of tickets to games now only brings out the high rollers to the quality seats. The people making all the noise are in nose bleed seats and out of focus. MSG was uncharacteristically dead this playoffs. Tickets cost too much and the Knicks tickets top the list.
College games get hyped like this. Duke and Univ or Maryland games are amped! Seems like only teams in small markets get fan participation anymore.