Several members of the Cleveland Cavaliers decided to pass on purchasing tickets to Games 1 and 2 in Oakland, California, after they were upset about the price the Golden State Warriors were charging and the location of the seats, sources told ESPN.
The Warriors offered the Cavaliers lower-level tickets, in the corners of the arena, to buy for their friends and family for $1,300 each. Last year, those tickets were about half that price, sources said.
Cavaliers spokesman Tad Carper declined to comment on the issue.
A Warriors spokesperson said prices went up for fans and players on both teams because of supply and demand.
Golden State officials could not confirm that Warriors players were charged the same price as Cavaliers players were, but they did say that the location of the seats was the same as the team was offered last year for the Finals.
The $1,300 price still comes at a discount as compared to the face value of those seats for season-ticket holders, who pay $1,600 each.
The Warriors are up 1-0 in the series after their 104-89 win Thursday night. The two teams face off again in Oakland on Sunday.