Pistons to play in London?

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  1. TWOTIMESRALPHI

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    Can't wait!! Put a reminder in my phone for the 30th to buy the tickets.

    Thinking of buying a new jersey just for the occasion instead of wearing my oversize Hamilton (long story, but was really the only one available at NY NBA store when I visited) but stuck on what to get.

    Definitely want Wallace 36, but read that's against the terms - guess that's so they can slug you an extra $100 for Hardcourt Classics.
    Then there's maybe Monroe, BK or Drummond but don't want to go to early on them. JJ might be a safe bet - love his work ethic and think he'll be around for a long time because of it.
     
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    Nearly solved my own problem when I saw the Rodman Swingman on the NBA store for $89 - smallest size.... L.....:mad:

    Edit: And an Isiah Thomas Hardcourt Classic too big :mad::mad:
     
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    Well got my trip sorted out. Anyone any idea about seat prices? I don't have to sit courtside but also don't want to sit all the way back. What does an average seat cost?
     
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    You can't customize a jersey online overseas?
    [​IMG]
     
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    Unfortunately not

    Guidelines for Customization
    • League player names must match current team rosters and the team for which they currently play
    • Retired player names cannot be printed on the team's jersey from which they retired
     
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    Money grab.
     
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    REMINDER EU FANS: Tickets on sale tomorrow.

    You can get a reminder sent to you just prior to them going on sale if you want:
    The O2 - NBA London Live 2013

    Otherwise, I will try and remember to come back and post when they do.



    (I'm a little bit excited)
     
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    I think it's awesome how they're marketing this game as:

    I hope that Europeans don't buy tickets thinking that they're going to see championship level hoops. I could see some pretty intense soccer style hooliganism taking place after people pay their hard-earned euros expecting to see "championship Chauncey" knocking down threes and instead they get Charlie Villanueva bricking line-drive jumpers from the corner.

    I'm guessing that fan interest in Europe will be marginal for this game given the product on the floor. Del, Rocastle, all you guys; it's time to step-up and get our beloved forum some international airtime. I expect to tune into this one at 4:00am or whenver they're gonna show it to see a bunch of BoT signs with the PF.com logo on 'em! C'mon guys, time for this thing to get some visibility on the world stage!
     
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    I'm one day early! My mate just pointed out that on the O2 website that priority tickets are available from 10am GMT time on Wednesday.
     
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    Is it me or is every arena in Europe called the O2 arena?
     
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    I don't know of any arenas that aren't named that.
     
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    In Poland, you have the Ergo arena in Gdansk...the Atlas arena in Lodz, and the Towar arena in Warsaw...nice ham sandwich served there...:)
     
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    Hi all - just a heads up, the tickets for the game are now on pre-sale to members of NBA UK's Facebook group, and their Twitter followers. Given that anyone is allowed to join their Facebook group, or follow them on Twitter (@NBAUK) here is the link:

    Ticket Purchase
     
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    I wonder if Rodney Stuckey will collide on the wrong side of the court when playing in London.
     
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    Seems to me that the point of something like this would be showcase a higher level of bball than they would otherwise be able to see live. Not sure that it accomplishes that.
     
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    Heh, no chance we see a higher standard of basketball anywhere in England than we see on this night! Have you ever seen any "highlights" from the British Basketball League?
     
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    I could see Tay dribbling in circles, muttering "Big Ben...Parliament...Big Ben...Parliament...."
     
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    I've seen a montage of guys blowing past Ben Gordon on defense.
    Does that count?
     
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    Stuckey will show the British a new meaning for "Bangers and mash".......
     

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