When the NBA Playoffs start in 2 weeks, rising stars will become household names. Legacies will be cemented. In the quest for a title, it's win or go home.
There's no better time all year to be an NBA fan. And, for the first time, NBA Top Shot will be leveling up the NBA Playoffs with access and experiences all throughout the postseason for the Top Shot community.
Which also means there's never been a better time to join NBA Top Shot.
NBA Top Shot will be sending 10 fans to every single game of the NBA Playoffs.
That’s right: from Game 1 of the first round to the last game of the NBA Finals, fans will have the opportunity to win tickets and enjoy the playoff action IRL alongside other collectors.
Whether your favorite team is a title favorite or a dark horse, as long as that team is in the playoffs and you’ve selected that team as your favorite on NBA Top Shot, you will have a chance to score some tickets to their home games.
How Do I Get Eligible?
All you have to do is complete a series from your favorite team. As long as that team is in the Playoffs, you're automatically eligible to win.
To get in...
1. Make sure you've selected a favorite team in NBA Top Shot and have gone through your identity check.
2. Collect a Moment from every player on that favorite team from any of the 3 Top Shot Series. (tied to the 2019-20, 2020-21 or 2021-22 seasons)
3. It’s easy to complete a series from your favorite team. Visit this page to see your progress, and hit the Marketplace to pick up Moments from players you are missing.
Stay tuned for more details and full rules & requirements to come.
Last season, we brought fans out to Phoenix for Game 5 of the NBA Finals, where they got to witness one of the greatest Moments in NBA history in person.
Even better? It came as part of an all-access trip to Phoenix, including an exclusive arena tour, a shopping spree and a meetup with Phoenix Suns legends Rex Chapman and Tom Chambers in the Top Shot Suite.
This year, we’re bringing these incredible All-Access experiences back for the NBA Playoffs, with new offerings coming soon.
You’ll hear more details around the different fan experiences as the playoff bracket takes shape.
To get a head start, aim for elite placement on your favorite team’s Leaderboard for your chance at a spot on the invite list.
We plan to host NBA Playoff Watch Parties in multiple cities during the later rounds of the NBA Playoffs.
Stay tuned for more details as the playoffs shake out and we start making plans.
These will be open invites to the entire NBA Top Shot community, and we have a few tricks up our sleeves that’ll make these events extra special.
As we mentioned in a Twitter Spaces event in March, we’re actively building a storefront for redeemable prizes.
While you wait for the storefront experience, we’ll be giving away NBA League Pass subscriptions to our most active international fans (in eligible countries) so the global community can watch the NBA Playoffs together.
When you complete a series from your favorite team, you won’t only make yourself eligible to win playoff tickets --you’ll also gain access to a private channel in the NBA Top Shot Discord where you can ask NBA legends questions regularly throughout the postseason.
7-time NBA champion Robert Horry, 3-time NBA champion Bruce Bowen and 3-time Sixth Man of the Year Jamal Crawford were the most recent players to come through.
Have a question for a legend? Complete a series from any team on NBA Top Shot, join the Discord, verify your account, and come chat.
For the postseason, we will be collaborating with the community every step of the way to deliver incredible perks for our fans.
To give back, we’ll be putting our money where our mouth is.
Starting this week, eligible NBA Top Shot fans who’ve completed a series from their favorite team can apply to become Captains for their favorite team’s gated Discord channel.
Captains will represent their subcommunity with direct support from the NBA Top Shot team. NBA Top Shot will be providing Captains with monthly $5,000 grants to organize IRL fan meetups, run giveaways or whatever else the subcommunity decides on, collectively.
These grants will be distributed monthly for the duration of the NBA Playoffs.
After we roll out the Captains program to all 30 NBA teams (teams that miss the playoffs will still receive grants), we look forward to expanding this program to eventually reward all subcommunities on Top Shot including communities for set completers and WNBA fans as well (a version of this program will be coming for the WNBA Playoffs later on in 2022).
Want to become a Captain? Apply here today.
Have an idea and want to build something special that will benefit the greater NBA Top Shot community? Apply for an ecosystem grant to build on Flow.
Still have questions? Hit us up at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’ll be releasing our first mailbag later this month. We’ll also be launching a Twitter account @NBATSCommunity as a place to get more regular insights and a look under the hood of NBA Top Shot.