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Nets leading NBA in shameful metric

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Apr 23, 2022; Brooklyn, Recent York, USA; Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant (7) looks up on the scoreboard within the third quarter against the Boston Celtics at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports

Along with leading the league in drama per-36, the Brooklyn Nets also can lay claim to a different dishonorable distinction.

Brian Lewis of the Recent York Post reported on Monday that the Nets rank dead last within the NBA this season in terms of ticket sales. The report adds that Brooklyn has driven away many fans by upping prices on some seats by over 50 percent. Consequently, the Nets have only sold about 5,500 season tickets within the 17,732-seat Barclays Center, an over 30 percent decrease in demand from last season.

However, Lewis notes that the Nets, since they charge greater than smaller-market teams, still rank in the midst of the pack in overall ticket revenue this yr. You’ll be able to read Lewis’ full reporting on the situation here.

The Nets, who were a play-in team last season and ultimately got swept out of the primary round, have begun the yr 1-1. At $187.6 million in payroll this season, Brooklyn ranks third within the NBA (behind only Golden State and the LA Clippers).

We already heard last yr that the Nets were losing a complete lot of cash. While their overall ticket revenue this yr continues to be decent, those total ticket sales are pretty darn lousy, especially for a team with championship hopes.

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