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Is NBA League Pass Worth It?


If you’re from Canada, you had to feel some kind of emotion when the Raptors unveiled their championship banner inside Scotiabank Arena on opening night of the NBA season. It was a historic moment and one Canadians may not see again for a while so you better have enjoyed it. 


That said, there are still 29 other NBA teams. And if you’re thinking of subscribing to NBA League Pass, you’ll have a chance to see all of them play some 82 NBA regular-season games. But what do you really get if you commit to these channels? Is it worth the price of admission? 


What do you get with NBA League Pass subscription? 


This is actually interesting because there are more options than you’d think. If you’d like to watch games through League Pass, you have a few choices. 


  1. Team Choice (CAD $89.99 or $19.99/month) — With this subscription option, you choose one team you’d like to watch all year. You’ll be able to watch all 82 regular-season games this team plays without access to any other team. 
  2. League Pass (CAD $139.99 or $29.99/month) — This is the option most viewers are probably familiar with. For either a one time or monthly charge, you’ll be able to view over 600 NBA games live plus access to a post-game replay.  
  3. 3 Game Choice (CAD $26.99 or $2.99/month) — This is a unique option that allows you to choose up to three games a month. The games can be between any teams during the regular season. 

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What other NBA streaming services are out there? 


If you’re a Canadian viewer, not too much. Not when it comes to basketball. Here are a couple other options: 


  • TSN (CAD $19.99/month or $99.95 for a six-month pass) — Either of these give you access to 41 Raptor games and 200+ games from US teams. You can also get a day pass if there’s a match you really want to see. 
  • Sportsnet Now (CAD $20.83/month on a one-year commitment or $27.99/month without the commitment) — This is really not even a fair comparison. Sportsnet doesn’t provide a basketball-specific plan. These prices include other sports like hockey and baseball and doesn’t specify how many NBA games you’ll actually get to watch.


As you can see, it’s slim pickings if you don’t decide to go with NBA League Pass. As popular as the Raptors have become and even with being NBA champions, Canada still puts hockey first. So the range of options for basketball is somewhat limited. 


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Is NBA League Pass worth it?


We say yes. If you’re a basketball fan that plans to watch games on a nightly or weekly basis, there’s no better option out there. NBA League Pass gives you pretty much all the games you’ll be able to handle at a fair price. 

But the choice is yours. Whichever basketball subscription you decide to go with, Butter will be here to help you manage that subscription



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