It's NBA Finals time. These are the best and worst cities for basketball fans.

    Golden State Warriors fans hold signs during the second half in Game 1 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the San Antonio Spurs Saturday, April 14, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

    WASHINGTON (CIRCA) - The NBA Finals are here and if you hoops junkies out there are experiencing deja vu, you're not alone.

    The Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors are squaring up in the championship series for the fourth year in a row -- which ESPN notes has never before happened in NBA, NFL, NHL or MLB history.

    In the spirit of the NBA Finals, WalletHub ranked America's best and worst cities for basketball fans.

    Source: WalletHub

    With ticket prices, stadium accessibility, fan engagement, and NBA and NCAA team performance among its metrics, WalletHub compared nearly 300 cities.

    Los Angeles tops the overall rankings as the best city for basketball fans. However, it's also home to one of the least-accessible NBA stadiums and has one of the highest average NBA ticket prices.

    The the top 10 cities for basketball fans are:

    1. Los Angeles
    2. Boston
    3. Oakland, Calif.
    4. San Antonio
    5. Salt Lake City
    6. Miami
    7. Oklahoma City
    8. Chicago
    9. Cleveland
    10. Philadelphia

    New Britain, Connecticut, hit a brick. It was ranked the worst city for basketball fans, followed by Daytona Beach, Florida, and Clinton, South Carolina.

    The 10 worst cities for basketball fans are:

    1. New Britain, Conn.
    2. Daytona Beach, Fla.
    3. Clinton, S.C.
    4. Pocatello, Idaho
    5. Riverside, Calif.
    6. Hackensack, N.J.
    7. Colorado Springs, Colo.
    8. Lynchburg, Va.
    9. Jonesboro, Ark.
    10. Fairfax, Va.

    There was a six-way tie for the city with the most-engaged NBA fans:

    1. Miami
    2. Boston
    3. Oklahoma City
    4. Sacramento
    5. Orlando, Fla.
    6. Salt Lake City

    The cities with the least-engaged NBA fans are:

    1. New York
    2. Phoenix
    3. Philadelphia
    4. Charlotte, N.C.
    5. Washington

    WalletHub also ranked cities with the best- and worst-performing college basketball teams, most and least accessible NBA stadiums, lowest and highest average NBA ticket prices, and more.

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