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.
Ticket prices for the NBA finals between the Boston Celtics and Golden Warriors have been so hot, team officials have warned fans to be vigilant about unauthorized sales channels and counterfeits. Just prior to Wednesday’s Game Three in Boston, a Connecticut man was arrested near TD Garden in possession... Read more
The 2022 NBA Finals kick off on Thursday night in San Francisco, and fans are paying the highest prices – ever – for tickets to see the games. The matchup between the Boston Celtics and the Golden State Warriors pits one of the league’s iconic franchises against its most... Read more
Ticket Club sales data revealed that the venerable Rolling Stones can pack stadiums after nearly 60 years of touring. The band’s current “No Filter” tour took the top spot on yesterday’s best-selling events list. Another legendary performer in yesterday’s top twenty lineup was Madonna on her “Madame X” tour,... Read more
The Toronto Raptors scored a spot in the NFL Finals for the first time in the franchise’s history, but their win is affecting a few artists who were scheduled to perform at the arena. Earlier this week, Twenty One Pilots had to cancel their second show at the Scotiabank... Read more
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