Every year, each team in the National Basketball Association has one goal, and that is to make to the NBA Finals. The NBA’s championship round is a place were legendary players make history forever cementing their legacy. Bill Russell is known for his eleven NBA Championships with the Boston Celtics, Michael Jordan is revered for his six with the Chicago Bulls and Magic Johnson is remembered for his great performances in the Finals. Just like those players and the dozens more who have made a name in the NBA, basketball fans look forward to series every year.
Along with the Super Bowl and World Series, the NBA Finals are one of the highest grossing events in sports. That is particularly the case when teams in major markets qualify. The most common match-up has been the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers who have met in the NBA Finals 11 times as of 2009, most recently in the 2008 Finals. In that series ticket prices on the secondary ticket market reached all time highs on major resale sites including TicketNetwork, RazorGator and StubHub.
Currently the Celtics hold the record for most NBA Finals Championships with 17, followed by the Lakers who have 14, but hold the record for appearances with 29.
Summary by Michael Mainelli, TicketNews: With the Miami Heat defeating the Indiana Pacers last night in game seven of the Eastern Conference Finals (99-76), they have advanced and will be taking on the San Antonio Spurs in the 2013 NBA Finals. Game one will tip off on Thursday night... Read more
With the NBA Finals in full swing, the American Airlines Arena, home to the Eastern Conference champion Miami Heat, held court in the No. 1 position for the second consecutive week in TicketNews’ exclusive venue rankings. The Heat currently hold a two games to one lead over the Oklahoma... Read more
The 2012 NBA Finals kick off today, Tuesday, June 12 and will showcase the athleticism and prowess of the two most gifted basketball teams in the league — the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Miami Heat. Representing the Western Conference, the Oklahoma City Thunder are led by star forward... Read more
An NBA Finals matchup between one market known for sizzle, stars and bandwagon jumpers and another famous for being awash in oil money is good news for ticket brokers. But a bicoastal, international NHL Stanley Cup battle between similarly championship-starved cities has been even better for business. According to... Read more
According to TicketNews’ exclusive venues rankings for the week ending Sunday, June 6, the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA, grabbed the title of number one venue this week, jumping five spots from last week’s number six position. As the NBA Finals got into full swing this week, Staples... Read more
Last season, the NBA got its dream match-up when the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers rekindled their rivalry in the NBA Finals, a match-up that benefited the secondary ticket market as well. This season’s ideal scenario was supposed to be Lakers vs. Cavaliers, but the Orlando Magic spoiled... Read more
While patient Orlando Magic fans have waited almost 15 years since the last time the team was in the NBA Finals, not all of them will be able to see the team live when games shift to Amway Arena in the city. Because the arena doesn’t have a press... Read more
Tickets to catch the upcoming concerts from Blink-182 as well as tickets for the upcoming NBA Finals are on sale throughout the week ending June 6 as compiled by Ticket News. This week’s onsales begin today with tickets for the upcoming NBA Finals match-up between the Orlando Magic and... Read more
It comes as no surprise that this year’s NBA Finals between the Celtics and the Lakers have garnered much more attention than any of those in previous years. With a rivalry over 50 years deep, die hard fans have made it one of the most difficult tickets to get... Read more
If you have watched even a minute of this year’s NBA Finals between the Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers, you have heard all about the history as well as all about the great players and games of the past. You’ve seen the celebrities from Denzel Washington to... Read more