The first thing that Skylar pointed out after watching the first few games of the NBA Finals was the intensity of each crowd.
"The crowds were crazy. Sometimes people don’t understand how tough it is to play in an away game environment. I haven’t played in front of as many people as NBA players but the environment is just so brutal."
Skylar noted that not only does the home crowd "fuel the home team", but it makes it hard to communicate if you're on the road. "You can't hear yourself."
While home teams are 2-2 in the 2013 NBA Finals thus far, what Skylar calls "the sixth man" will undoubtedly play a major role in determining this year's champion.
“A lot of us, when we’re on the road, we’re trying to take the crowd out of it early.”