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On the Bleachers: 5 Benefits You Get from Watching Basketball Games Live!

Even if you are not an athlete or a sports-inclined person, watching people play sports is something you might find interesting. These activities make the brain work and give excitement even if you are just watching from your smart phone’s screen. You can say it’s something that can be productive even if you are only a spectator. 

You cannot deny that although watching from your TV or computer screen is fun and has many advantages, still, watching basketball games live is a different thing! And it’s a totally distinct one! Not only the location is but many other things! 

Some people do not like watching basketball games live because they do not want to go out of their houses; they are not ready for crowds, and they think they will see better from their television screens. While those are meaningful points, you must realize that it’s actually beneficial to watch these sports live too! Why? Below are 5 good things you get from it! 




No doubt that basketball, being a sport that involves a ball, running, jumping, defending, attacking, shooting and the like, is very invigorating. That’s not only for the athletes and players, but even for the audience. 

Well, if you are thrilled while you are watching your favorite basketball team at home, then it’s ten times or more thrilling when you are actually there sitting on the sides of the court! Watching a basketball game live is surely more exciting than watching from anywhere else! And that’s a hundred percent certain!




Regardless if it’s a big arena or a small basketball court you are entering, you will always feel how the atmosphere is full of enthusiasm and passion! 

This sport is not only any kind of game but a profession, so if you will watch nationwide or international basketball games live, you will notice and feel how athletes are dedicated to their play. Basketball is a huge and significant part of their lives, so it’s impossible for you to not feel how zealous the atmosphere is when you are right there where basketball players and fans are! 

On the other hand, it doesn’t need to be a global basketball game for people to enjoy. Even if it’s just a basketball league in your university or in your village, you will feel the zestful vibes in the court! Basketball isn’t there to be something boring but full of vigor! The fans, of course, make up a really big part of the mood boosters in live basketball games!




Watching live makes you see everything you don’t see when you are just at home on your couch. This is for televised basketball games. You see the players on the sides, all the fans, the referees, the coaches, even the popcorn and hotdog vendors. You see them anytime and not just when the cameras are pointed to them. 

When you are there, you witness what’s beyond camera lenses and television screens. You see shots, runs, moves, fouls, good points, fails, successes and more even when they are uncaptured by any gadget. You get the full view, regardless if you are seating far or near! It’s just cool and awesome! It’s without a doubt a wonderful opportunity to have!


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You can meet people who are watching live as well. Especially if you are alone, you can make new friends with people who are also fans and who share the same interest in sports as you.

It would be really nice to interact and learn from people you meet in sports events too. You might find out how they have been inspired by basketball and by the players they watch. 

Moreover, even if it’s just a small basketball game among your friends and your friends’ friends, it’s a great chance to broaden your healthy squads even if not everyone is sporty! Meanwhile, if you are also a basketball player, it’s a good time to widen your basketball buddies! You can learn a lot from each other and improve in the sport with the help of everyone too. 



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You see, hear and feel everything that’s happening in a basketball game. You get to shout as loud as you want and be excited freely without others getting disturbed or annoyed (like when you are just at home). You can wear your favorite fan shirt and use team balloons to show your support and make a statement that you are indeed a supporter or a person who also likes basketball! 

When you are at home happily watching a basketball game on TV, it’s like you are watching YouTube videos of other people using a certain exercise equipment for fitness routines. However, if you go there live, it’s like you are already using it on your own. It’s making you stand up from your magnetizing sofa, taking you out of your house, and giving you the real experience! 

You are there right at the moment of everything that’s real in a basketball game, and there’s nothing like it!




Watching basketball games live is indeed fun and educating! Once you experience it yourself, you will understand how TV and phone screens limit your whole basketball watching experience. It’s also good to get your feet out of there and leap into those bleachers to watch how this exhilarating sport makes hearts race! 



Nicole Ann Pore knows the importance of being fit, healthy and disciplined, and she shares her interest and knowledge about it through research and writing. From various exercise equipment and routines to the correlation of fitness to life, Nicole creates content that informs and even entertains. She also writes for Fitbiz Exercise Equipment, an excellent source of the ultimate fitness equipment collections in Australia. | Nicole graduated Cum Laude from De La Salle University Manila, Philippines with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Arts. 

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