The Golden State Warriors are the NBA’s greatest draw and their opening night match with the Los Angeles Lakers is set to be the second most expensive game in league history.
According to TickPick, the no-fee secondary ticket marketplace, an average ticket price of $897 is the second highest the NBA has ever seen for a regular season game.
First on the list is Kobe Bryant’s final game in 2016, which cost an average of $1,137 for a ticket.
The Golden State Warriors’ opening night battle with the Los Angeles Lakers will be the NBA’s second most expensive regular season game of all-time.
This should not be much of a surprise. This star-studded matchup will feature long-time rivalries as well as the pre-game ring ceremony.
On October 18, the Warriors will collect their championship rings before taking on LeBron James, Anthony Davis and Russell Westbrook.
Any time LeBron and the Warriors face-off is a treat for NBA fans. One of the greatest players of all time playing in the back-end of his career will make for a fantastic showdown as Stephen Curry, the reigning Finals MVP, looks to stamp another victory over the King.
But that’s not all.
Basketball fans will be excited to see Klay Thompson play his first opening night of basketball since 2018, while former lottery pick James Wiseman is set to make his official return to the Warriors.
Wiseman has not played since early 2021.
There’s plenty of reason to tune into this game. If you’re looking to see drama-fueled basketball, the Lakers will provide it.
If you just want to watch the defending champs do their thing, you’ll likely be satisfied.
And if you’re interested in seeing how young stars like Wiseman, Jordan Poole and Jonathan Kuminga and Moses Moody respond after a full summer of honing their skills, then you’ll get that, too.
It might be the second most expensive regular season game in history but it will be worth the price of admission.