It is the place where the great athletic events take place. Whether it is Madison Square Garden or FedEx Forum in Memphis, the arena is the spot where teams embark on a march towards the title. There are 30 teams in the league with 29 different arenas (Sorry Clippers).
They are all state of the art buildings that can take on thousands who are ready to divulge in some entertainment we like to call basketball. Prior success of the team or a history of good play in the arena plays a major role in the outlook of an arena. New amenities added to prior buildings also must factor in as valuable to the discussion.
Due to the standards David Stern has set in his arenas, many of the classic buildings are gone from today's play. So, it comes to taking in the new, state of the art buildings in their own greatness. With that in mind, here are the top ten arenas in the league.