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29. Target Center - Minnesota Timberwolves

28. BMO Harris Bradley Center - Milwaukee Bucks

27. Moda Center - Portland Trailblazers

26. Barclays Center - Brooklyn Nets

25. Oracle Arena - Golden State Warriors

24. Wells Fargo Center - Philadelphia 76ers

23. Capital One Arena - Washington Wizards

22. Vivint Smart Home Arena - Utah Jazz

One thing to know: The Vivint Smart Home Arena just got a $125 million facelift last season, and like the Utah Jazz's young core, the early results are positive. The arena now features comfier seats, open social spaces, and a brand new

21. Golden 1 Center - Sacramento Kings

20. Pepsi Center - Denver Nuggets

19. Air Canada Centre - Toronto Raptors

18. Smoothie King Center - New Orleans Pelicans

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17. Chesapeake Energy Arena - Oklahoma City Thunder

One thing to know: Although Oklahoma City was a questionable landing spot for the rebranded Seattle Supersonics franchise, locals are absolutely crazy about the Thunder. Fans argue that the atmosphere at Chesapeake Energy Arena during home games is unparalleled.

16. Talking Stick Resort Arena - Phoenix Suns

15. Spectrum Center - Charlotte Hornets

14. AT&T Center - San Antonio Spurs

13. Philips Arena - Atlanta Hawks

12. Toyota Center - Houston Rockets

11. Little Caesars Arena - Detroit Pistons

10. TD Garden - Boston Celtics

9. Quicken Loans Arena - Cleveland Cavaliers

One thing to know: Much of the excitement at Quicken Loans Arena in recent years has centered on LeBron James. The arena ditched its legendary banner of #23 after his departure, which marks a new era for both the venue and for the Cleveland Cavaliers.

8. American Airlines Center - Dallas Mavericks

One thing to know: American Airlines Center is home to Mark Cuban's Dallas Mavericks. In 2017, Billboard

7. United Center - Chicago Bulls

One thing to know: The Chicago Bulls have a ton of history wrapped up in the United Center despite the arena being only 24 years old. It has played host to three NBA Finals, all of which were won by Michael Jordan-led Bulls teams. You can find a statue of Jordan outside of the arena's main entrance.

6. Madison Square Garden - New York Knicks

One thing to know: Madison Square Garden is one of the most famous arenas in all of sports, so it may be worth suffering through a New York Knicks game just to enjoy the atmosphere of the building alone. You'll find megafan Spike Lee courtside at any home game.

5. Bankers Life Fieldhouse - Indiana Pacers

One thing to know: Modern amenities meet old-school feel at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, home of the Indiana Pacers. The arena is located in downtown Indianapolis near plenty of bars, restaurants, and hotels.

4. Staples Center - Los Angeles Lakers/Los Angeles Clippers

One thing to know: Located in downtown Los Angeles, the Staples Center is home to four different teams: the Lakers, the Clippers, the Kings, and the Sparks. In addition to games, the arena hosts the X Games and the Grammys each year.

3. AmericanAirlines Arena - Miami Heat

One thing to know: Not to be confused with the Dallas Mavericks' American Airline Center, American Airlines Arena hosts Miami Heat home games in the Sunshine State. The venue features a night club where fans can party after Heat victories.

2. FedEx Forum - Memphis Grizzlies

One thing to know: It's interesting that FedEx Forum ranks so high on this list given the rumors that the Grizzlies could leave Memphis in the future. Fans say that they have a near-perfect view of the floor no matter where they sit in the arena.

1. Amway Center - Orlando Magic