New York With A Sports Fan

Jun 26th, 2007, 09:31 AM
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New York With A Sports Fan

We are going to NYC in July. Our son likes to travel and is a good enough traveler however his only real passion in life is sports particualy basketball. I was wondering if anyone had any good ideas for sports related activities in NYC.
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Jun 26th, 2007, 09:32 AM
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Aside from the WNBA (which exists only from life support from the NBA, and which I predict will disappear after a few more years of losses), there's only baseball in July.
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Jun 26th, 2007, 09:45 AM
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The BEST basketball in NY occurs at Rucker Park in Harlem.

Numerous NBA players play there in the summer. I'm not a big basketball fan, but if you are it's worth getting details on.

Maybe start with the links on this article.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rucker_Park
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Jun 26th, 2007, 10:02 AM
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Chelsea Piers is a complex on the Hudson River that includes different spots facilities that he might enjoy.
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Jun 26th, 2007, 10:13 AM
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sports facilities . . .

http://www.chelseapiers.com/
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Jun 26th, 2007, 10:17 AM
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You might want to stop by ESPN the Zone.
http://espnzone.com/newyork/
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Jun 26th, 2007, 10:19 AM
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If you can't make it up to Harlem, you could always check the action out at the courts at the West 4th subway stop in the west village. There aren't superstars there but there are always games (there's a summer league) and spectators milling about. You'll probably be in the neighborhood at some point to walk around anyway.
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Jun 26th, 2007, 10:20 AM
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And you could take a tour of Madison Square Garden.


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Jun 26th, 2007, 10:29 AM
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If you can - get up to Rucker. You will be amazed at the quality of the play that you see there (some people who should be in the NBA but aren;t due to various problems - as well as often NBA players).

Another option - take in a baseball game - I know it's not the same - but real and professional - and still exciting.
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Jun 26th, 2007, 11:00 AM
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What about the NBA store on 52nd and 5th?
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