Merchandising Rumors

TMR’s 2019-20 Fan Cost Index (FCI) is an estimate of how much it costs a family of four to attend a game in a particular league, and this year’s NBA average is $430, an increase of $9 over a year ago. The FCI formula is based on the average cost of four adult non-premium tickets, single-car parking, two draft beers, four soft drinks, four hot dogs, and two adult-sized adjustable hats. The hats are a proxy for the endless souvenirs available at an arena or stadium. Here are the five costliest FCIs: Knicks — $901. Lakers — $739. Warriors — $703. Celtics — $579. Bulls — $562. And here are the five cheapest: Hornets — $233. Grizzlies — $262. Pelicans — $278. Timberwolves — $297. Hawks — $302
Front Office Sports: In January, the NBA and Louis Vuitton announced a multiyear partnership which will include a capsule collection designed by Virgil Abloh. As part of the deal, the Larry O’Brien Trophy will be presented in a Louis Vuitton trunk.

Marc Stein: NBA Bubble jersey sales: 1. LeBron James 2. Luka Doncic 3. Anthony Davis 4. Jayson Tatum 5. Giannis A. 6. Stephen Curry 7. Kevin Durant 8. Damian Lillard 9. Kawhi Leonard 10. Jimmy Butler 11. Kemba Walker 12. Kyrie Irving 13. Russell Westbrook 14. Nikola Jokic 15. Ja Morant