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.

NBA Could Return Without Fans, Mark Cuban Predicts
Prior to the suspension of the NBA season, teams like the Golden State Warriors were set to implement fan-free games in an effort to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus through large public gatherings. Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is now predicting that the no-attendance format could be... Read more
NBA Commissioner Weighs Options For Resuming Season
Endless questions surround the sports world as top leagues remain suspended in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is now trying to come up with multiple answers regarding how and when the season will resume. Silver laid out three distinct scenarios for how the NBA... Read more
Sidelined Sports Stars Contribute To Arena Workers’ Wages
The coronavirus pandemic may have put an abrupt halt on major sports leagues’ schedules, however, athletes and teams are finding a way to give back. Several high-profile stars and organizations are donating funds to aid workers who now find themselves without pay as arenas across the country are suspending... Read more
NHL, MLB To Suspend Operations Amid Coronavirus Pandemic
Following suit of the NBA, the NHL and MLB have paused operations indefinitely due to the rapid spread of coronavirus globally. According to MLB insider and ESPN writer Jeff Passan, the MLB spring-training games have been cancelled and the regular season will be delayed by at least two weeks.... Read more
Phoenix Suns To Raise Ticket Prices Amid Arena Renovations
Phoenix Suns ticket prices are on the rise as the team preps for major renovations to Talking Stick Resort Arena. The team’s long-time home will undergo a $230 million renovation that will provide a number of upgrades, including cushioned seating, concourse concession additions, new videoboards and more. Most of... Read more
NBA Season Suspended After Player Tests Positive For Coronavirus
The 2019-20 NBA season is suspended until further notice after a Utah Jazz player – reportedly center Rudy Gobert – tested positive for the coronavirus. News of the player’s condition broke Wednesday night (March 12) shortly before the scheduled tip-off of a Jazz-Thunder game in Oklahoma City, resulting in... Read more
Warriors, Mariners Adjust Games Per Health Protocols
As the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to impact the U.S., major sports leagues are starting to adjust their operations in response to the outbreak. The Golden State Warriors will become the first NBA team to play home games in an empty arena. Due to a city-wide ban of public events... Read more
Ohio State To Raise Basketball Season Ticket Prices
Ohio State University Buckeyes basketball fans could see a raise in ticket prices for the Big Ten competition, premier games, and season tickets in 2021 at St. John Arena. According to the OSU student newspaper, The Lantern, The Board of Trustees Audit, Compliance and Finance Committee met this Thursday... Read more
Live Nation Urban Announces Partnership With NBA’s Chris Paul
Live Nation Urban has announced a new partnership with NBA star Chris Paul, along with his Chris Paul Family Foundation and North Carolina Agricultural and Technical University. Their joint initiative will work to provide internships for students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities, particularly North Carolina A&T University. “We... Read more
76ers Announce Increase In Ticket Prices For 2020-21 Season
Amid a recent surge in on-court talent and ticket demand, the Philadelphia 76ers are going up on their ticket prices. Season ticket holders were the first to learn of the price hikes being implemented next season when they received invoices last week to renew their plan. This marks the... Read more