At what age did you REALLY start following the NBA?
I've always been a fan. I've watched games since I was a kid but in all honesty, I didn't start really following the NBA until I was at least 21 years old.
At what age did you change from enjoying watching your favorite team or your favorite player play only to really paying attention to the league and other players and their stats and etc.
I we lived in NC and was lucky enough to see the Cougars play as a really young kid... I guess I was 10, then we moved to Norfolk Virginia and I went to some Squire games. After the ABA folded, I started to follow the NBA but the problem was the league was seldom on TV.
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1996- 10 years old
i was a basketball card collector so thats how i followed the different players but i didnt start watching the NBA until 1998 (7 years old)...been increasing my interest each year since
At around 8-9 years old. First Finals I really remember following was the Bulls-Lakers in 1991, just turned 7. By 4th grade, I was pretty much obsessed with basketball, to the point annoyed certain people around me. Well, to them I say, tough. I became a little more well rounded in my interest, but my incessant need to follow and know as much possible about basketball has never really stopped much.
Game 6 of the 93 NBA finals. I was 10. After that i was hooked. My favorite year was the 95-96 season though. I've never watched as much basketball in my life as I did that year. I consider it the greatest season. My favorite game was a triple overtime featuring the Nuggets and the Suns. Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf was electric that game.
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