Let’s get something straight. There is a huge difference between watching a game from your couch and being at the live action. I have been a huge basketball fan ever since I could walk. Fortunately, I have seen the likes of Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Patrick Ewing, and many more play.
Sports experiences are memories that people never forget. You remember parts of your life by comparing it to a sporting event you watched. I will never forget where I was watching the two Giants Super Bowls against the New England Patriots. I relate the 54-point outburst by Stephen Curry at Madison Square Garden to the death of my grandmother. Going to the actually event isn’t a luxury, it’s a necessity.
Here at The Drop we take you through a list of 10 NBA Players You Need to See Live Before You Die. Some are getting toward the end of their career (Kobe Bryant and Vince Carter), while some are just getting into their prime (Stephen Curry and Derrick Rose). Either way, for specific reasons, each guy on the list is a much-watch player.
Tonight, 20 percent of this list will be competing against each other on national television when the Oklahoma City Thunder and their ridiculous star Kevin Durant travel to the Bay Area to take on Curry and the Warriors. So if you cannot be in Oakland for the night, the least you can do is watch the game. But if you want to have an amazing sports experience, the ultimate, make sure to see these 10 NBA players live before you hit the coffin.
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