My son and I went to a Toronto Raptors’ game last week, and it was the first time either of us had ever seen an NBA game live. It was great to see how fast the game was, and how these big guys were crashing into one another.
One thing puzzled me, though - the music almost never stopped, even when the guys were playing. I’m much more used to hockey games, where the organist (or whatever/whoever is providing the music in the area) plays during stoppages of play, but stops immediately once play resumes. The actual game is played with only the noise of the crowd. Same with baseball - lots of goofy sound effects, musical numbers, but when the ump said ‘Play Ball!’ the music stopped.
So, do all the teams in the NBA do this? I was genuinely surprised that it wasn’t against the rules for the music to be going (especially THAT LOUD!) while the game was going on.