Buy international league pass instead. All the games, none of the blackouts, and it's actually cheaper in some locations. I believe India was the cheapest last year.
Just use a VPN to sign up, and to launch the games, but once you start streaming you can turn your VPN off if you wanted (or move it back to a local region).
This sounds great... but I have no idea what you're talking about. How do I find this? VPN?
Sorry for the ignorance.
You may already be going the other route, watching the free pirated streams, but in case you want to pay (or for others who may be interested).
A VPN (virtual private network) let's you virtually log in as if you were somewhere else. The VPN I use has about 15 US locations, and about 40 international locations to choose from, and right now my work computer is logged into Washington DC, my home computer is logged into California, and my phone is logged into Houston, even though I'm nowhere near any of those places. Some of the major benefits of this is increased security and anonymity. If you go to a website like https://iplocation.com/
without a VPN on, chances are you'll see your general location on a map, kind of unsettling that every website you visit knows the general area of where you live, but when I go to a website with my VPN on, nobody knows the real state or even country I'm in. Just google VPN for more details if curious.
Now, this is a service you have to pay for, but it's something I recommend everybody use, tons of providers out there, most cost between $3-$10 per month. But if you work for just about any corporation that has issued you a work laptop, chances are you already have a VPN and have to sign on to it any time you try to access the work network from home, so you may already have a free VPN available at your fingertips.
So with my VPN set to California this is what I see. Every option mentions blackouts, and no mention of playoffs. And at the bottom it says all Lakers and Clippers games will be blacked out.
When I switch my VPN to the UK, there's no mention of blackouts. I'd get all regular season games + playoffs + NBA TV access (with some options).
When I switch my VPN to India, it's similar to the UK. No blackouts + playoffs + NBA TV access
But then there's the prices.
In the US, the full year cost is $119.99 for 1 team.
In the UK, the full year cost is 99.99 pounds which converts to $131.72 for 1 team.
In India, the full year cost is 999.00 rupees which converts to $13.73 for all teams!!!!! That's an incredible deal!!!!!