NBA

Founded in 1946 as the Basketball Association of America, the National Basketball Association (NBA) has become one of the pillars of American sports. Comprised of thirty teams, the league plays a grueling 82-game regular season schedule. Major market franchises like the Boston Celtics, New York Knicks and Los Angeles Lakers perennially are the top ticket sellers on both the primary and secondary market. But for fans, players and those in the ticket industry, the best time of the year in the NBA is the playoffs. Sixteen teams qualify, but only two teams will make it to the biggest event in the game, the NBA Finals. The best of seven series is one of the top grossing events in professional sports alongside the Super Bowl and World Series.

Santa Clara County Offers Concert, Sports Tickets in Vaccination Push
Tickets for upcoming shows featuring Bad Bunny, Justin Bieber, Harry Styles and the Golden State Warriors are among the lures being used to get shots into arms by officials in Santa Clara County, California. The northern California county is running the campaign in June, in hopes of convincing those... Read more
NY Knicks Plan Vaccinated-Only Ticketing For Playoffs if they Advance
The New York Knicks want to have a full building if they make it to the second round of the NBA Playoffs. In New York, the only way the authorities will allow that for the time being is for everyone to be fully vaccinated, so the team plans to... Read more
Utah Jazz Plan Four Phase Fan Return for ’20-21 NBA Season
With coronavirus restrictions remaining in place for large-scale events across the country, the Utah Jazz have announced their plans for bringing fans back to Vivint Smart Home Arena safely. The NBA season tips off in December, with plans for a 72-game regular season running through to July. Utah hopes... Read more
San Francisco Shuts Down Golden State Plan for Reopening at 50 Percent
San Francisco officials rejected the Golden State Warriors plan to open the season allowing up to 50 percent capacity at Chase Center, deeming the plan too risky as COVID cases spike across the country. The team had plans to use rapid PCR COVID tests to screen fans on their... Read more
Cleveland Cavaliers, Rocket Mortgage Field House Sign With SeatGeek
SeatGeek will be the new ticketing provider for Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse and its tenants including the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers, announcing the partnership Thursday. The deal will include SeatGeek’s deployment of its ticketing technology at both the Cleveland venue and nearby Canton Civic Center. Beyond the Cavaliers, the deal includes... Read more
NBA Players Approve Plans for December 22 Start, 72 Game Season
NBA management has reportedly come to an agreement with its players to start the 2020-21 season just before the holidays. After a pandemic-delayed 2019-20 season ended with the Los Angeles Lakers taking home the title in September, the league will be back in action on December 22, with plans... Read more
Ticketmaster Extends Deal With Kroeneke-Owned Teams, Venues
Ticketmaster will continue on as the official ticketing vendor for teams and venues owned by Kroenke Sports Enterprises, announced Thursday. The Live Nation-owned company took over ticketing Kroeneke properties a year ago on behalf of former CEO Nathan Hubbard’s company Rival, which it later bought outright after the Department... Read more
2020 NBA Power Rakings: 5 Basketball Teams to Watch Out For
The NBA isn’t going anywhere as it returns on July 30, 2020. With 9 Eastern Conference teams and 13 Western Conference groups joining, all of them will play in eight regular seasons before reaching the play-ins. The opening day will be a game between the Utah Jazz versus the... Read more
Sports League Commissioners Discuss Outlook For Their Return
The heads of six major sports leagues came together for a remote discussion on their potential return to the playing field – offering both optimism and frustration about their current situations. ESPN’s “The Return of Sports” special aired Monday night with commissioners of the NBA, WNBA, NFL, NHL, MLS... Read more
NBA Stars Speak Out Against Resuming Play Amid Ongoing Protests
The NBA has mapped out its return to action this summer with 22 teams gearing up to head to Orlando for postseason play. However, several players across the league are becoming increasingly hesitant to return to the game while national protests against police brutality and racial inequality consume much... Read more