Ticket prices for first round playoff games just set an NBA record

Basketballs line up under the NBA Playoff logo before the start of Game One of the Eastern Conference First Round during the 2020 NBA Playoffs at AdventHealth Arena at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex on August 17, 2017.  , 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.
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After waiting 16 years and continually failing to rebuild after the Chris Webber era, the Sacramento Kings have ended the longest playoff drought in the NBA and will face the defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors in the first round.

With the Kings facing one of the most popular teams in the league, ticket prices for their playoff series have skyrocketed.

In fact, according to TickPick via Front Office Sports, the Warriors facing the Kings in Sacramento to start their playoff matchup have the most expensive tickets in all of the league’s playoff matches.

While the Warriors are a must-see after the season, as Stephen Curry and company have proven to be pure entertainment in the playoff run, $427 for some of the worst seats in the building in Sacramento is a bit ridiculous.

As if that price wasn’t ridiculous enough and set an NBA record, the craziest part of this is that tickets to see this playoff matchup in San Francisco are almost half price.

This is shocking, to say the least, as San Francisco is an expensive city and almost certainly higher ticket prices would be expected, especially for one of the best arenas in the league, Chase Center.

It looks like the Kings are trying to make up as much as possible so that the franchise doesn’t take advantage of such a situation for 16 years.

However, it will be interesting to see if Sacramento will actually have the homecourt advantage as their fans may not be thrilled about paying these prices, meaning there could be a lot of Warriors fans in the building.

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