The NBA has announced a solid alternative for those basketball fans that don’t feel like paying for the NBA League Pass but don’t want to miss out on a marquee matchup that is out of their market.
Beginning next season, fans will be able to pay for individual out-of-market games for $6.99, so long as your cable provider carries the NBA League Pass.
Per ESPN’s Darren Rovell:
Fans will be able to watch the game on television if they have a carrier that gets NBA League Pass — DirecTV, Dish, AT&T, Comcast, Verizon, Time Warner and Cox, among them — or on broadband for computers, tablets and mobile devices.
So if that Stephen Curry vs Russell Westbrook matchup isn’t being televised on ESPN, you won’t have to view the game strictly through vines on twitter. Or if you’re more interested in an Anthony Davis vs. DeMarcus Cousins showdown, you can order that too without paying for a full season of Kings games.
This is also an incredible development for gamblers who want to watch the entire game they bet on without following those cheesy gamecast updates!
Furthermore, the NBA is also offering consumers the opportunity to purchase a single-team League Pass package, which will give you access to all of your favorite team’s games, for $119.99. Although, the price for the full League Pass, which includes every team, will remain $199.99.
Another interesting idea that was mentioned by Darren Rovell, is the ability to purchase portions of a game.
There are no immediate plans to sell pieces of games, like allow a fan to buy the last couple minutes of a game by clicking on a link within their Twitter or Facebook timeline, but that could be something the league will look at in the future.
Give credit to Adam Silver and the NBA for being progressive trendsetters, consistently looking at ways to optimize the way their consumers view the sport.