Ticket prices reach $10,500 for Christmas Day NBA game

The Warriors play the Cavaliers on Saturday evening

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LeBron James (23) of the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors' Steph Curry. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

In Ireland, the Christmas sporting calendar is usually set around numerous St. Stephen's Day horse racing cards or even some English football matches throughout the Premier League and Football Leagues.

In America, basketball is king on December 25th. One of the most intriguing games of the year takes place on Christmas Day. To make matters more interesting, it is a repeat of last Summer's NBA Finals.

The Golden State Warriors have broken numerous records to begin their season. They currently lie 27-1 after 28 games and look on course to retain their title. The Cleveland Cavaliers are 19-7 and have LeBron James among their roster of stars.

Despite the game being a regular season match, with potentially no outcome on the rest of the season, tickets are being sold for five figure sums.

$10,500 (€9,500 approx) is the most expensive ticket for the game between the two sides, with prices expected to rise ahead of the game in Oakland on Saturday.

It would be an excellent present to wake up to on Saturday morning. Whatever happens, many Irish fans will be glued to the game on Christmas Night.