StubHub’s 2021 NBA Preview: Lakers are the #1 In-Demand Team for 3rd Straight Year; Nets-Lakers Christmas Day Game is Season’s Hottest-Selling Matchup

StubHub, the world’s most trusted ticket marketplace, has announced the return of its annual NBA Preview, highlighting the hottest-selling teams and biggest games of the season. The Los Angeles Lakers are the #1 highest-selling team on StubHub for the third year in a row.

Highlights include:

  • Los Angeles Lakers lead StubHub’s Top 10 teams for the 3rd straight year, followed by the New York Knicks at #2 and Brooklyn Nets at #3
  • Brooklyn Nets at Los Angeles Lakers on Dec. 25 is the highest-selling game of the season
  • More ticket sales are coming from California than any other state; New York and New Jersey rank #2 and #3, respectively





With Los Angeles fans hoping for another historic Lakers season, the storied team has a strong showing in the season’s hottest-selling games: the Lakers play in seven of the Top 10 matchups, earning the #1 spot as the highest-selling team going into the season. 

Dominating the Eastern Conference, the New York Knicks rose from their #4 position in 2019 to #2 on StubHub’s Top 10 after nabbing four-time All Star player Kemba Walker, edging out the Brooklyn Nets to #3 on the list. Coming off their second-ever championship win earlier this year, the Milwaukee Bucks landed in StubHub’s Top 10 for the first time. 

The Christmas Day matchup between the Lakers and Nets elite rosters is the most in-demand ticket of the season on StubHub, with both teams slated as favorites for the 2022 Finals. Week 1’s matchups between the Warriors-Lakers and Celtics-Knicks are ranked the #2 and #3 top-selling games of the season, respectively. 

“The marquee Lakers franchise continues to drive more ticket sales than any other NBA team on StubHub, which is, without a doubt, driven by the star-studded lineup anchored by LeBron James,” said Akshay Khanna, general manager of StubHub North America. “We’re seeing great deals for tickets for the start of the season – it’s a great time to catch a game live.”










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