Spectacles, the NBA, and What the USA Does Best

Last night I went to my first pro basketball game, the Dallas Mavericks’ 110-87 whipping of the Atlanta Hawks. While the game wasn’t exactly the most engaging thing ever, I will say this:

America does a few things better than anywhere else in the world and I submit that professional sports events are one of them. Now, I know the rest of the world loves their football/soccer (and I do too), but for the sheer spectacle and visual overload of a typical American sporting event, I think we win.