Connect with us

Legacy

The Most Expensive NBA Tickets Ever Sold

Basketball Insiders

Published

on

The universal language of sport has united fans from all around the globe. With the power to make you both fall to your feet from devastation as well as leap out of your seat and jump for joy, the sporting world has undoubtedly become the world’s most popular form of entertainment. With millions of fans watching these historic faceoffs, some just want the best experience possible – to be right up close and personal with their heros.

What would you buy with $133 000? Would you opt for a luxurious car or apartment? Some might even splurge on a fancy dinner after a little shopping spree. For the most dedicated fans, they paid that price for a ticket to the 2017 NBA finals. A historic performance was witnessed where the Golden State Warriors became the first NBA team ever to go undefeated for 14 games in a row postseason, breaking their own 12-0 win streak record. For both sides, the energy was insane within the stadium as fans watched the first NBA game in history where the same two teams met for a third year in a row.

In 2010, the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers battled it out at the first full 7 game NBA finals since 2005. With almost 30 million fans, the game was so highly anticipated that tickets hit a whopping $115 900 to watch the action in person. Still not bad compared to the 2017 finals though…right?

The NBA league has stolen the hearts of many fans and will only continue to grow internationally. Statistics shows that the craze for this sport has increased amongst young girls and boys over the last decade. Patrick Baumann shares some insight, stating that “if you look around the world and see the statistics of the world’s most popular sport in the age group 14-18, its basketball across all gender.”

Basketball isn’t the only game whose prices can inflate, check out the rest of this infographic to learn something new about all your favourite teams. With the 2018 World Cup finals right around the corner, perhaps you’ll purchase your own golden ticket. But of course, with the buzzing world of social media, it’s become easier than ever to enjoy the game from the comfort of your own home without that hefty price tag.

The World Cup 2018 in Russia is set to be the most watched event on the globe and it’s not hard to see why as it will feature some of the best players on the planet such as Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar Jr. All 3 players will be hoping to win their first World Cup, while there is a new generation of young starlets who will be hoping for the same. We have taken a look at some of the most promising young players on Football Weeks that are set to feature for their countries in Russia.

Advertisement




Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Legacy

What Can We Expect From LeBron With The Lakers?

Basketball Insiders

Published

on

For the third time in his 15-year career, LeBron James decided to change teams and this time he has ended up at he Los Angeles Lakers, penning a four-year deal said to be worth in the region of $154 million. It’s the second time James has chosen to leave his hometown side, and the LA Lakers will be hoping that he can help them rediscover that winning touch which has deserted them for eight seasons.

So, what can we expect from LeBron at the Lakers? Well, first of all, you can say that the move made by James will have a huge impact on the NBA as a whole. The power shift in favor of the West will be even greater than ever before, with all of the NBA’s best players plying their trade in the Western Conference. The East will certainly have to up their game, or they could become irrelevant when it comes to the championship.

For the Lakers, LeBron’s arrival will put them back in contention to win a championship in the not too distant future, but right now they’re still a bit of a way off. James signing is certainly a step in the right direction, but he’s going to need a better quality of player around him if he’s to make the Lakers successful once again. His presence alone will give everyone a great lift though and will also make the Lakers an attractive proposition for some of the NBA’s finest players.

One player who could follow LeBron though the Lakers entrance is Kawhi Leonard and the 27-year old’s arrival looks even more possible thanks to James now being a part of the team. It could cost the Lakers regarding draft picks and potentially some of the young talent they already have but having both LeBron James and Kawhi in the line-up will see the Lakers able to cause every team problems. It could be a match made in heaven as the Lakers enter a new era. Basketball fans can keep track of all the latest happenings at Betting.com, which is one of the best sports sites to keep up with everything going on in the sports and betting world.

LeBron signed a four-year deal with the Lakers, with the final year being the player’s decision, and in that time you’d expect the Lakers to enjoy some sort of success thanks to James. Within the initial three-year period you can certainly see the Lakers winning at least one title, but this could be dependent on rival teams staying on top of their game and the players that the Lakers can recruit.

There’s no denying that LeBron James has the ability to make a real difference for the Lakers but for the first season or two it’s going to be a time of transition as they look to build a team around him. The Lakers will certainly be able to put the cat amongst the pigeons, and they should be aiming to disrupt the stronghold in the Western Conference. A title should come in time, and this would be a great return for them.

Continue Reading

Legacy

Looking For A Few Great Voices!

From time to time we have open chairs at Basketball Insiders for writers looking to gain experience, grow their brand and to be part of an aggressive up-tempo content team.

Basketball Insiders

Published

on

Looking For A Few Great Voices!

From time to time we have open chairs at Basketball Insiders for writers looking to gain experience, grow their brand and to be part of an aggressive up-tempo content team.

We are considering adding up to four new voices in 2018, and what we are looking for is very specific.

Here are the criteria:
– A body of professional work that reflects an understanding of the NBA and basketball.
– Must live within 30 minutes of an NBA team other than in New York & LA; we are full in those markets.
– Must be willing to write two to three times per week on various topics as assigned.
– Must write in AP style and meet assigned deadlines.
– Be willing to appear in Podcasts and Video projects as needed and scheduled.
– Have a strong understanding of social media and its role in audience development.
– Be willing to work in a demanding virtual team environment.

Some things to know and consider:
– We are not hiring full-time people. If you are seeking a full-time gig, this is not that.
– This will be a low or non-compensation role initially. We need to understand your value and fit.
– We have a long track record of creating opportunities for those that excel in our program.
– This will be a lengthy interview and evaluation process. We take this very seriously, so should you.
– If you are not committed to being great, this is not the right situation for you.

If you are interested, please follow these specific instructions, Drop us an e-mail with:

Your Name:

The NBA Market You Live Near:

And Why We Should Consider You:

We do not need your resume, but a few links to work you have done under the above information would be helpful. E-mail that to openings2018@basketballinsiders.com

 

Continue Reading

Legacy

LeBron James Unlucky To Miss Out on MVP Award

Basketball Insiders

Published

on

James Harden was announced the Most Valuable Player of the 2017-18 NBA season. When he won the award, he was obviously shocked and didn’t have any speech prepared. Even the most established betting sites, Unibet being the perfect case, where it was LeBron who was the favorite to capture the award. Harden was the star for the Houston Rockets who won the Southwest Division title. He won 86 votes compared to LeBron James’ 15. But did he really have a better season than James?

James dragged the Cleveland Cavaliers to the NBA Finals on his own. Harden with the incredibly talented Chris Paul got to the Western Conference Finals but ended up losing to the champions Golden State Warriors. Harden has a much better team around him and James played in a less prestigious team.

James achieved 33 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds for his tenth triple-double in NBA Finals. Iconic Magic Johnson now ranks second with eight Finals triple-doubles.

Also for the fifth time in NBA Finals, James had a triple-double with 30-plus points, which is more than anybody else in NBA history. James achieved his 110th playoff game with 30 or more points, which means he surpassed Michael Jordan, who had 109, giving him the most of all time.

Statistically, it is difficult to make an argument against James, who has been on top. He has averaged more rebounds, blocks and steals than James Harden. He has also done this while shooting a better 3 point percentage and field goal. This has proven crucial, as the Cavaliers would have not achieved the playoffs if it weren’t for James’s influence. On the other hand, Houston Rockets are a fine team with or without Harden.

James also has a higher field goal percentage and value over a replacement player than Harden Does. The Cavaliers had a very poor January, which saw them win six and lose eight. But at this time, they were unsuccessfully trying to bring Isaiah Thomas into the team. As soon as this experiment was put to a halt, the Cavaliers started winning again, and you guessed it, James was the key player.

James and Harden both had an incredible season and are both rightly regarded as greats. But LeBron James is an icon and has now broken records that were once held by Michael Jordan and Stephen Curry who played for the Chicago Bulls when they were the best of all time. Let’s not forget that LeBron did this whilst in an inferior team to James Harden.

Harden has had an incredible season, but some phenomenal players would have still achieved the finals without him. Therefore, because of the huge influence James has had on his lesser team, breaking records and clearly missed by his team when they tried to incorporate another player, it is fair to say LeBron Jones is a more valuable player, and it can be argued should have won the MVP award.

Continue Reading
Advertisement

NBA Team Salaries

Advertisement

Trending Now