Fans wanting to attend the upcoming series between the Los Angeles Lakers and Golden State Warriors will have to pay up. The tickets for the Lakers-Warriors matchup are reportedly the most expensive seen outside of an NBA Finals set.
The internet is erupting with reaction upon seeing the sky-high prices with the two Western Conference powers kicking things off on Tuesday night.
The Warriors and Lakers meet in a blockbuster series for the right to play in the Western Conference Finals. The seven-game set kicks off Tuesday in San Francisco.
Many didn’t anticipate this matchup happening this postseason as the two squads struggled early in the year. Los Angeles lost its first five games of the season on the way to a 2-10 start.
After making major moves at the trade deadline, the Lakers finished strong by winning 10 of their final 12 games to land the No. 7 seed. They then upset the Grizzlies in the opening round of the playoffs.
Golden State also started slow, getting off to a 3-7 start though they’d win eight of their last 10 games to finish in the sixth spot. The Warriors knocked off the Kings in the first round.
Now, both enter the semifinals on an absolute tear. That recent success, combined with the notoriety of the organizations and the incredible star power on each side has led to record-setting prices at the box office.
According to TickPick, these tickets will be the most expensive outside of a Finals series ever.
The Warriors – Lakers series is the most expensive non-NBA Finals playoff series on record on @TickPick 🤯
The average purchase price for Games 1-7 is $726 😳 pic.twitter.com/2gIg0DI5Er
— NBACentral (@TheNBACentral) May 1, 2023
Fans were quick to react.
One person wrote, “It’s must-see. Probably gonna be the last battle between Steph and Lebron!” while another follower commented, “LeBron vs Steph still carrying the league!”
Others are already predicting the series to play out the full seven games. The “NBA is rigged” crowd came out in full force.
Adam about to pull a stern, this series is going to 7 😭
— jalen (@JayyxMore) May 2, 2023
That’s a complicated way of saying rigged but go off
— Melvin from Mars 🛸 (@Weirdberto) May 1, 2023
Game 1 tips off Tuesday night. Despite the pricey tickets, it’s sure to be a packed house in the Chase Center.