This blog will chronicle my attempt to visit all 30 NBA Arenas during the 2007-08 season.

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Thursday, September 13, 2007

Final Schedule Unveiled (but still tentative)

It is today that I raise my arms in the air with great pride as after hours of reviewing schedules, I believe I have finalized my tour for the 2007-2008 NBA season. See the picture below for an idea of how my "living room" looked during the planning process.

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Granted, things are sure to come up, but for now...this is how it will play out:

1. Saturday November 3rd - Golden State Warriors @ Utah Jazz, 7:00 PM - Salt Lake City, Utah.
2. Sunday November 11th - Detroit Pistons @ Seattle Supersonics, 6:00 PM - Seattle, Washington.
3. Tuesday November 13th - Detroit Pistons @ Portland TrailBlazers, 7:00 PM - Portland, Oregon.
4. Wednesday November 14th - Detroit Pistons @ Golden State Warriors, 7:30 PM - Oakland, California.
5. Friday November 16th - New York Knicks @ Sacramento Kings, 7:00 PM - Sacramento, California.
6. Friday November 23rd - Los Angeles Lakers @ Boston Celtics, 7:30 PM - Boston, Massachusetts.
7. Saturday November 24th - Golden State Warriors @ Philadelphia 76ers, 7:00 PM - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
8. Saturday December 1st - Charlotte Bobcats @ Chicago Bulls, 7:30 PM - Chicago, Illinois.
9. Saturday December 8th - Sacramento Kings @ Denver Nuggets, 7:00 PM - Denver, Colorado.
10. Saturday December 15th - Philadelphia 76ers @ Cleveland Cavaliers, 7:30 PM - Cleveland, Ohio.
11. Friday December 21st - Altanta Hawks @ Washington Wizards, 7:00 PM - Washington D.C.
12. Saturday December 22nd - Golden State Warriors @ New Jersey Nets, 7:30 PM - East Rutherford, New Jersey.
13. Sunday December 23rd - Los Angeles Lakers @ New York Knicks, 12:00 PM - New York, New York.
14. Sunday January 6th - Cleveland Cavaliers @ Toronto Raptors, 1:00 PM - Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
15. Friday January 11th - Milwaukee Bucks @ Los Angeles Lakers, 7:30 PM - Los Angeles, California.
16. Saturday January 12th - Dallas Mavericks @ Los Angeles Clippers, 7:30 PM - Los Angeles, California.
17. Saturday January 19th - Sacramento Kings @ Indiana Pacers, 7:00 PM - Indianapolis, Indiana.
18. Friday February 8th - Los Angeles Lakers @ Orlando Magic, 7:00 PM - Orlando, Florida.
19. Sunday February 10th - Los Angeles Lakers @ Miami Heat, 3:30 PM - Miami, Florida.
20. Friday February 22nd - Boston Celtics @ Phoenix Suns, 8:30 PM - Phoenix, Arizona.
21. Saturday March 1st - Utah Jazz @ Memphis Grizzles, 7:00 PM - Memphis, Tennessee.
22. Sunday March 2nd - Denver Nuggets @ Houston Rockets, 7:00 PM - Houston, Texas.
23. Tuesday March 4th - New Jersey Nets @ San Antonio Spurs, 7:30 PM - San Antonio, Texas.
24. Thursday March 6th - Houston Rockets @ Dallas Mavericks, 8:30 PM - Dallas, Texas.
25. Friday March 7th - New Jersey Nets @ New Orleans Hornets, 7:00 PM - New Orleans, Louisana.
26. Saturday March 22nd - New York Knicks @ Minnesota Timberwolves, 7:00 PM - Minneapolis, Minnesota.
27. Saturday March 29th - Cleveland Cavaliers @ Detroit Pistons, 7:30 PM - Detroit, Michigan.
28. Friday April 4th - Philadelphia 76ers @ Atlanta Hawks, 7:30 PM - Atlanta, Georgia.
29. Saturday April 5th - Boston Celtics @ Charlotte Bobcats, 7:00 PM - Charlotte, North Carolina.
30. Saturday April 12th - New Jersey Nets @ Milwaukee Bucks, 7:30 PM - Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

There you have it. I can't begin to explain how difficult it was planning the schedule. The Lakers do not have any Saturday games, so my options of seeing both LA teams in a weekend were limited. Then I tried to group all 3 Texas teams, New Orleans, and Memphis together in a week's time.

The next step is to start seriosly writing letters to see if I can get some support/help. I'll also have to secure airfare/rent-a-car/hotel arrangements for the 1st month of the tour.

Earlier this week, I found that a friend I met years ago in Ocean City, Maryland has moved to Portland, Oregon. I've since gotten in touch with him and will be meeting up with for Game #3. Word is that Jim Albert will be joining me for Game #5 in Sacramento to see his favorite team in action.

1 comment:

Dea said...

Keep up the good work.

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