How much of the variance in NBA attendance is explained by Steph Curry?

First, read Chapter 6: Foundations for Setting Ticket Prices. 

Then, check out the article, When the Warriors come to town, both teams win.

  1. Based on the MLB attendance model in Ch. 6, what's the strongest influence on game attendance? Does this seem to be the case for the NBA as well?
  2. How does perceived ticket value affect attendance?
  3. As population increases, does attendance automatically increase?
  4. Based on the MLB model, how does the population variable interact with rivalry to affect attendance?
  5. What happens to ticket prices when the Lakers visit the Clippers? What factors seem to have the largest effect on ticket prices for this game?

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