Survey shows Garth Brooks, Taylor Swift among favorite musical artists of NBA fans

BY Jimmy Traina • October 28, 2015

Ticket-seller Stubhub surveyed its NBA users to find out their pop culture habits.

The website recently asked its customers this question:

"If you bought a specific NBA team's ticket on StubHub for the upcoming season, what other ticket purchase have you made this year?"

The most interesting results come in the music category.

While some winners won't surprise at all (New Yorkers love Billy Joel, Raptors fans are Team Drake, Detroit native Kid Rock is a hit with the Pistons faithful), there many that may make you raise an eyebrow.

For example, AC/DC is a favorite in Golden State, folks in Utah love crooner Sam Smith and Heat fans are into Ariana Grande.

Check out the results, which include the categories, favorite artist, favorite theater/comedian and favorite event outside of basketball.

Boston Celtics Fans

Favorite Artist: The Who
Favorite Theater/Comedian: Kevin Hart
Favorite Event Outside of Basketball: 2016 NHL Winter Classic

Brooklyn Nets Fans

Favorite Artist: Janet Jackson
Favorite Theater/Comedian: Hamilton New York
Favorite Event Outside of Basketball: US Open Tennis

New York Knicks Fans

Favorite Artist: Billy Joel
Favorite Theater/Comedian: Fish in the Dark
Favorite Event Outside of Basketball: US Open Tennis

Philadelphia 76ers Fans

Favorite Artist: Imagine Dragons
Favorite Theater/Comedian: Disney on Ice Frozen Philadelphia
Favorite Event Outside of Basketball: CONCACAF Gold Cup

Toronto Raptors Fans

Favorite Artist: Drake
Favorite Theater/Comedian: Kevin Hart
Favorite Event Outside of Basketball: 2015 Women's World Cup

Chicago Bulls Fans

Favorite Artist: U2
Favorite Theater/Comedian: The Book of Mormon
Favorite Event Outside of Basketball: Lollapalooza

Cleveland Cavaliers Fans

Favorite Artist: The Rolling Stones
Favorite Theater/Comedian: Kevin Hart
Favorite Event Outside of Basketball: WWE Raw

Detroit Pistons Fans

Favorite Artist: Kid Rock
Favorite Theater/Comedian: Oddball Comedy and Curiosity Festival
Favorite Event Outside of Basketball: Oddball Comedy and Curiosity Festival

Indiana Pacers Fans

Favorite Artist: Zac Brown Band
Favorite Theater/Comedian: Kevin Hart
Favorite Event Outside of Basketball: Indianapolis 500

Milwaukee Bucks Fans

Favorite Artist: Garth Brooks
Favorite Theater/Comedian: Book of Mormon Chicago
Favorite Event Outside of Basketball: Big Ten Basketball Tournament

Atlanta Hawks Fans

Favorite Artist: Billy Joel
Favorite Theater/Comedian: Kevin Hart
Favorite Event Outside of Basketball: WWE Survivor Series

Charlotte Hornets Fans

Favorite Artist: Luke Bryan
Favorite Theater/Comedian: Kevin Hart
Favorite Event Outside of Basketball: Charlotte Knights

Miami Heat Fans

Favorite Artist: Ariana Grande
Favorite Theater/Comedian: Kevin Hart
Favorite Event Outside of Basketball: Miami Open

Orlando Magic Fans

Favorite Artist: The Rolling Stones
Favorite Theater/Comedian: Kevin Hart
Favorite Event Outside of Basketball: WWE Royal Rumble

Washington Wizards Fans

Favorite Artist: J Cole
Favorite Theater/Comedian: The Book of Mormon DC
Favorite Event Outside of Basketball: International Champions Cup

Dallas Mavericks Fans

Favorite Artist: Garth Brooks
Favorite Theater/Comedian: Disney on Ice Frozen Dallas
Favorite Event Outside of Basketball: Mexico vs Argentina Soccer

Houston Rockets Fans

Favorite Artist: Garth Brooks
Favorite Theater/Comedian: Once Houston
Favorite Event Outside of Basketball: Houston Rodeo

Memphis Grizzlies Fans

Favorite Artist: Foo Fighters
Favorite Theater/Comedian: Kevin Hart
Favorite Event Outside of Basketball: WWE Fast Lane

New Orleans Pelicans Fans

Favorite Artist: Taylor Swift
Favorite Theater/Comedian: Kevin Hart
Favorite Event Outside of Basketball: Monster Jam

San Antonio Spurs Fans

Favorite Artist: Luke Bryan
Favorite Theater/Comedian: Kevin Hart
Favorite Event Outside of Basketball: San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo

Denver Nuggets Fans

Favorite Artist: Kenny Chesney
Favorite Theater/Comedian: Kevin Hart
Favorite Event Outside of Basketball: MLS All-Star Game

Minnesota Timberwolves Fans

Favorite Artist: Luke Bryan
Favorite Theater/Comedian: Kevin Hart
Favorite Event Outside of Basketball: WWE Raw

Oklahoma City Thunder Fans

Favorite Artist: Garth Brooks
Favorite Theater/Comedian: Kevin Hart
Favorite Event Outside of Basketball: WWE Raw

Portland Trail Blazers Fans

Favorite Artist: Ed Sheeran
Favorite Theater/Comedian: Kevin Hart
Favorite Event Outside of Basketball: Sounders/Timbers

Utah Jazz Fans

Favorite Artist: Sam Smith
Favorite Theater/Comedian: Dave Chappelle
Favorite Event Outside of Basketball: Red Bull Rampage

Los Angeles Lakers Fans 

Favorite Artist: Taylor Swift
Favorite Theater/Comedian: Kevin Hart
Favorite Event Outside of Basketball: International Champions Cup

Los Angeles Clippers Fans

Favorite Artist: Foo Fighters
Favorite Theater/Comedian: Kevin Hart
Favorite Event Outside of Basketball: International Champions Cup

Golden State Warriors Fans

Favorite Artist: AC/DC
Favorite Theater/Comedian: Dave Chappelle
Favorite Event Outside of Basketball: 2016 Wrestlemania

Phoenix Suns Fans

Favorite Artist: U2
Favorite Theater/Comedian: Book of Mormon Tempe
Favorite Event Outside of Basketball: CONCACAF Gold Cup

Sacramento Kings Fans

Favorite Artist: Taylor Swift
Favorite Theater/Comedian: Gabriel Iglesias
Favorite Event Outside of Basketball: Disney on Ice Sacramento


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