Never mind that the MLB world series is upon us, football is in full swing, and that hockey is weeks into its regular season. Make sure to create room for NBA opening night.

If you had somewhat of a life before, kiss it goodbye.

Sports are like Pokémon in two ways. Firstly, you gotta catch 'em all. How can you claim to be the very best like no one ever was as a sports fan without watching every single baseball, hockey, football, and basketball game that rolls across your television? You can’t. Bonus points for NASCAR, F1, and the PGA.

Sports are also like Pokémon in the sense that my interest in them keeps me from picking up chicks.

With this knowledge intact, and you now being determined to fit even more sports into your day-to-day life, let’s take a look at how much it might cost you to get into an opening night game.

TickPick laid out the “Get-In” price for every NBA team’s opener, so if you’re on a budget but want to watch some in person basketball this list is for you.

Starting locally, Salt Lake City has a get in cost of 17 fat ones to enter the newly renamed Delta Center this Wednesday to watch the fighting J-Notes play the upstart Kings.

Be thankful Utah fans, because despite the Jazz having historic home attendance records, the tickets are always somewhat reasonably priced.

This is the 5th cheapest option in the Association only ahead of Cleveland ($15), Memphis ($14), Charlotte ($14), and Indiana.

The Pacers are the cheapest ticket around as you can watch Tyrese Haliburton for 9 single 1-dollar bills.

The Jazz are somehow less than a ticket to the blown-up Trail Blazers ($18) and the Detroit Pistons ($19)

If you’re feeling a bit bold and want to drop some dough to show how committed you are to the game, or to even enhance your Instagram post, check out New York.

The Knicks lowest ticket cost is north of 200 for the upper bowl in Madison Square Garden at 216 fat ones.

The Californication is in full effect on NBA ticket cost as well.

The Lakers boast the 2nd highest ticket price with $179, while the Warriors sit close behind at $172.  Sacramento sits 6th with $122 for a ticket.

Yet this effect seems to fall short at the feet of the Clippers who are offering up admission for $21, a far cry from their California compatriots.

The defending champion, Denver Nuggets, open up in Ball arena to the tune of $138, 5th most in the NBA.

Victor Wembanyama’s home debut is asking for $42 at the entry level in San Antonio.

Lastly, if you ever need proof that life isn’t fair when you’re trying to teach your children, show them that you can spend $45 to go watch Damian Lillard and Giannis Antetokounmpo in Milwaukee or you can spend the exact same amount of money to watch Dillon Brooks and Fred VanVleet in Houston. Life truly is unfair.


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