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2012-11-15 10:40:19 AM
Why would David Stern care? Those tickets have already been bought at face value or the teams have already been compensated for them somehow. Who cares what they go for on resale?

/10 cents more than any NHL tickets go for
//wouldn't pay 10 cents to watch the 76ers or Pistons
 
2012-11-15 10:47:32 AM
I was expecting it to be the Kings
 
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2012-11-15 10:48:46 AM
www.adweek.com 

dude.
 
2012-11-15 10:55:21 AM
I don't think I know a single person above the age of 15 who follows NBA basketball.

I realize that doesn't really mean anything, but I'm serious. And I love sports, hang out with a lot of sports fans, and my family is full of sports fans. But outside of a couple of younger male cousins, I can't think of anyone I know who follows the NBA.
 
2012-11-15 11:03:12 AM

sigdiamond2000: I don't think I know a single person above the age of 15 who follows NBA basketball.

I realize that doesn't really mean anything, but I'm serious. And I love sports, hang out with a lot of sports fans, and my family is full of sports fans. But outside of a couple of younger male cousins, I can't think of anyone I know who follows the NBA.


There are a bunch of guys at my work that follow it almost religiously. I'm talking watched-the-opening-games religiously.

But then I work in a city that is drinking town with a sports problem, so there's that.
 
2012-11-15 11:05:39 AM

cameroncrazy1984: sigdiamond2000: I don't think I know a single person above the age of 15 who follows NBA basketball.

I realize that doesn't really mean anything, but I'm serious. And I love sports, hang out with a lot of sports fans, and my family is full of sports fans. But outside of a couple of younger male cousins, I can't think of anyone I know who follows the NBA.

There are a bunch of guys at my work that follow it almost religiously. I'm talking watched-the-opening-games religiously.

But then I work in a city that is drinking town with a sports problem, so there's that.


I would say the NBA is the second most talked about league at my job after the NFL. When I worked overnight, we always made it a point to watch the top 10 plays of the night when they were posted to YouTube.
 
2012-11-15 11:21:55 AM
I think it might be where live. Outside of maybe Chicago, I don't think the NBA is as popular in the upper Midwest as it is on the coasts.
 
2012-11-15 11:46:44 AM
you know the nets won't do that with their new shiatbox stadium no one can get to because the trains aren't running right yet.
 
2012-11-15 12:54:15 PM
How is this not the Pacers?
 
2012-11-15 03:04:38 PM
Or the wizards.
 
2012-11-15 03:15:13 PM
Huh. Now I feel like I overpaid last year when I bought 4 lower-deck division line tickets to see the Bucks for $6 each.

/not really. 10 cent tickets bury you in the corner seats in the upper deck, and if you're going to sit there you might as well stay home and watch the game on TV. The kids got more than $6 worth of entertainment.
 
2012-11-15 03:58:14 PM
When the home team isn't popular (or isn't good), the ticket price is dependent on the opponent. if you want to see the Cavs play the Sixers, you can get in for a couple of bucks. If you want to see the Heat play in Philly, the lowest StubHub price is $35.

This shouldn't be shocking as it applies in every sport. Last year I went to an NFL game for $2, tickets bought from a scalper on the street 30 minutes before kickoff. Of course it happens in MLB, too; Dodgers tickets were going for pennies last year.

This has nothing to do with NBA as a whole.
 
2012-11-15 04:00:09 PM
Back in my day a dime could get you a seat at Yankee stadium, a hot dog and a grape nehi and still have money left over for the subway and get that letter to grandma on the autogyro.
 
2012-11-15 04:04:18 PM
That's what happens when a sport has so many games that the results of any individual game are insignificant. The question is why anyone would pay MORE than ten cents to see an NBA or MLB game.
 
2012-11-15 04:09:05 PM

sigdiamond2000: I don't think I know a single person above the age of 15 who follows NBA basketball.

I realize that doesn't really mean anything, but I'm serious. And I love sports, hang out with a lot of sports fans, and my family is full of sports fans. But outside of a couple of younger male cousins, I can't think of anyone I know who follows the NBA.


Probably because you're all white
 
2012-11-15 04:18:13 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: I was expecting it to be the Kings


The headline specifically mentioned an NBA team.

/Kings fan
 
2012-11-15 04:45:06 PM

sigdiamond2000: I don't think I know a single person above the age of 15 who follows NBA basketball.

I realize that doesn't really mean anything, but I'm serious. And I love sports, hang out with a lot of sports fans, and my family is full of sports fans. But outside of a couple of younger male cousins, I can't think of anyone I know who follows the NBA.


There aren't too many sports that do better than the NBA in ratings.
 
2012-11-15 04:46:00 PM
10 cents?

After the stubhub fees, it will be only $20 per ticket.
 
2012-11-15 04:49:05 PM
My cousin called me last night to tell me he was going to the Sixers game for a quarter. What a rip off.
 
2012-11-15 04:55:42 PM

NorCalLos: MaudlinMutantMollusk: I was expecting it to be the Kings

The headline specifically mentioned an NBA team.

/Kings fan


Heh... nice
 
2012-11-15 04:56:07 PM
Watching highlights of even the good NBA teams made me wonder if there was some sort of League-wide "come dressed as an empty seat" promotion or something.

Holy crap, even the first ten rows of these NBA games are more than half empty.
 
2012-11-15 05:09:26 PM

JasonThomasX: Watching highlights of even the good NBA teams made me wonder if there was some sort of League-wide "come dressed as an empty seat" promotion or something.

Holy crap, even the first ten rows of these NBA games are more than half empty.


Which teams are in specific?
 
2012-11-15 05:12:32 PM
I would love to know how the leagues are involved with these secondary ticket markets. If they weren't getting a big cut of these "fees," I'm sure they would be putting up much more of a fight against them.

After all, if they just give unsold tickets to the secondary market for bad games, they get a fee still from people who wouldn't go unless the tickets were drastically reduced, which gets them in the building for $10 parking, $9 beers and $8 hot dogs. Or, for a game they know will be sold out, they can sell the tickets at face value to ticket brokers and then also collect the bonus fee from the drastically marked up resale.
 
2012-11-15 05:27:18 PM
That's nothing. I over heard a Marlins fan, trying to pay someone to use his opening day tickets for next year. He said he'd include a parking pass to boot.
 
2012-11-15 06:01:11 PM

Gunny Highway: JasonThomasX: Watching highlights of even the good NBA teams made me wonder if there was some sort of League-wide "come dressed as an empty seat" promotion or something.

Holy crap, even the first ten rows of these NBA games are more than half empty.

Which teams are in specific?


Lakers.
 
2012-11-15 06:29:52 PM

Gunny Highway: My cousin called me last night to tell me he was going to the Sixers game for a quarter. What a rip off.


Given the way that they played last night? He should be reimbursed 10-fold.
 
2012-11-15 06:46:22 PM
Philly hasn't cared about the 76ers since AI left.
 
2012-11-15 08:19:41 PM
My former H.S. driver's ed teacher is a coach for the 76'ers and I'll be seeing them when they come to town next month, so I'm getting a kick....
 
2012-11-15 08:39:24 PM

Tax Boy: 10 cents?

After the stubhub fees, it will be only $20 per ticket.


Nah. The service fees are a paltry $9.95, so it'd barely be over $10 per ticket.

StubHub... fast approaching TicketMaster levels of evil.
 
2012-11-15 11:03:52 PM
I live about 10 miles from Philadelphia and I wouldn't go watch the Sixers for free if they were playing in my driveway.
 
2012-11-15 11:17:29 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: I was expecting it to be the Kings


I was hoping it was the sixers, it makes sense with their lack of attendance.
 
2012-11-16 12:01:04 AM

TheJoe03: Philly hasn't cared about the 76ers since AI left.


Actually, the disinterest started probably when Pat Croce left.

Then again, the 76ers have never been high on the totem pole in Philly. It's sorta like "Oh, right, we have an NBA team. I forgot about them."

I've said it before, but the ranking generally goes:

Eagles > Phillies > Flyers > Big 5 College B-ball > Penn State Football (okay, maybe not as much right now) > Wings (lacrosse) > Penn Relays > Schuylkill Regatta > Philly International Cycling Classic (featuring the Manayunk Wall) > Sixers (and even that might be generous)
 
2012-11-16 02:27:07 AM

Joe_diGriz: Wings (lacrosse) > Penn Relays > Schuylkill Regatta > Philly International Cycling Classic (featuring the Manayunk Wall) >


I have not heard of any of those things.
 
2012-11-16 04:44:45 AM
CSB: I once bought a ticket to a Grizzlies game for $1 off Ebay. Granted, it was in the post-"Pau Gasol for half of a leftover pizza" trade days and they were truly awful, but they were playing the Suns at their high-water mark, so it wasn't a total trash game.

/decent seats, too
 
2012-11-16 05:44:27 AM

TheJoe03: Philly hasn't cared about the 76ers since AI left.


That's about to change in a huge way once Bynum gets on the court...

Who am I kidding? We all know Bynum will play 15 games a season tops for the Sixers.
 
2012-11-16 08:26:04 AM

elguerodiablo: TheJoe03: Philly hasn't cared about the 76ers since AI left.

That's about to change in a huge way once Bynum gets on the court...

Who am I kidding? We all know Bynum will play 15 games a season tops for the Sixers.


For real.

However, the whole Andrew Bynum affair has many 76er fans (yes, there are still those around) having memories of the team's glory years gone by. No, not the AI or Charles Barkley or Dr. J years -- I'm talking the Jeff "Thanks for the Paycheck" Ruland years when he was signed to the team for six or seven years and played a total of 18 games.

/for ten cents, attendees should have gotten an Evan Turner bobblehead doll.
//they might have but for the fact the team put sneaks on it and played him in the game.
 
2012-11-16 09:25:31 AM

Joe_diGriz: Gunny Highway: My cousin called me last night to tell me he was going to the Sixers game for a quarter. What a rip off.

Given the way that they played last night? He should be reimbursed 10-fold.


LA crowds are notorious for arriving on time and staying in the insanely priced seats the entire game.
 
2012-11-16 10:08:16 AM
I went to a Pacer's game the other week, lower section row 13....$10. And you can park on the 5th floor of the adjacent parking garage for $5.
 
2012-11-16 10:24:49 AM
I went to the Hawks for free with a friend who worked for CNN back when Ted owned everything when they were playing in the Georgia Dome. Wasn't really impressed.
 
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