NBA Teams See Large Crowds For Saturday Fan Events
Several NBA teams held fan festivals yesterday. The Pistons drew "more than 5,000 fans" to an open practice at The Palace of Auburn Hills, which "had a far different feel than last year’s event" (DETROIT NEWS, 10/6). More than 4,000 Suns fans "attended a free scrimmage and fan fest" at Northern Arizona Univ. (ARIZONA REPUBLIC, 10/6). The Grizzlies held an open practice at a Nashville-area high school, and an "overflow crowd of more than 1,500 packed the gymnasium" (Nashville TENNESSEAN, 10/6).