AT&T Center doesn’t rank among favorite NBA arenas

The AT&T Center has had plenty of history in it’s short time as the of the San Antonio Spurs. From the Spurs winning the NBA crown in 2003, seeing David Robinson sail off into retirement on top of the NBA world, to painful memories such as Derek Fisher’s “.4″ shot, the AT&T Center has been home to most of the Spurs’ dynasty years.

However, all that history didn’t impact Hornets.com’s ranking of their favorite arenas in the NBA as the AT&T Center received an honorable mention:

“Some of the friendliest fans I’ve ever met. They act like they’ve been there before, which they have a few times. I like walking outside on the patio area to get some pregame fresh air.”

The top 10 were as follows:

10. Suns’ US Airways Center
9. Thunder’s Chesapeake Energy Arena
8. Magic’s Amway Arena
7. Celtics’ TD Garden
6. Mavericks’ American Airlines Center
5. Blazers’ Rose Garden
4. Lakers’ Staples Center
3. Bulls’ United Center
2. Pacers’ Conseco Fieldhouse
1. Knicks’ Madison Square Garden

Now I been in two of the top 10 arenas – Madison Square Garden and the TD Garden – and I can attest those arenas deserve to be ranked. MSG is just full of history and the closeness of the seats and fans to the game is quite an experience. As for the TD Garden, that arena is rocking all game. The fans in the stands are so emotionally attached to the Celtics that if the team wins, it’s non-stop cheering. If Boston loses, it’s like a funeral inside the Garden.

What do you have to say Spurs fans? Feel the AT&T Center should be ranked in the top 10? What have you noticed about the arena and the fans when you make it out to a Spurs home game?

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