AUSTIN -- According to ratings released by ESPN and ABC, Austin had the most viewers in the U.S. for Game 6 of the NBA Finals after San Antonio and Miami.
So what makes Austin such a big basketball town? Proximity, according to several people KVUE spoke with before Game 7.
"I’m not surprised that there are a lot of Spurs fans here, but also I just feel like there's a lot of sports fans here,” said Third Base bartender Krista Lowe.
Lowe says during Game 6, "the place just rumbled with echoing crazy fans everywhere, felt like the walls were shaking.”
Further down the interstate in San Marcos, Academy has been prepared to sell championship shirts since Tuesday.
"We had a lot of excitement for Game 6, and of course we had to put the shirts away,” said manager Darren Da Silva.
However, Silva says when the shirts do sell (if the Spurs win), they sell out quickly.
“It's like you're there. It's like you're actually putting it on with the team in the locker room at the same time, the only thing is, there's no champagne," said Da Silva.
So win or lose, the NBA Finals have been one for the record books in Central Texas.