A lawsuit filed by ticket reseller StubHub alleges the Golden State Warriors and industry competitor Ticketmaster violated antitrust laws by creating an exclusive secondary resale market among the franchise's season-ticket holders.

The suit, submitted to California court on Sunday, accuses the Warriors of instructing season-ticket holders to only resell their tickets via NBATickets.com, a platform operated by Ticketmaster. If fans did not comply, the Warriors threatened to revoke their season ticket privileges, according to the filings.

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Those rights include primary access to playoff tickets and invitations to renew season tickets for the following season.

"We're not trying to be the industry pariah," StubHub attorney Michelle Fang said, via ESPN. "But when actions like these are associated with the business impact that we've seen, and the outcry comes from fans who are saying 'our hands are tied,' we are left with no choice."

The Warriors and Ticketmaster have maintained a revenue sharing partnership since 2012, when the current resale system was created. As the Warriors have grown in popularity, StubHub claims that a drop off in the team's ticket listings is consistent with its alleged threat to fans.

Team tickets listed on StubHub are down 80 percent in the last year, the lawsuit said, despite the fact that the Warriors boast the best record in the NBA and MVP candidate Stephen Curry.

With control of the primary and secondary markets, StubHub cautions that Ticketmaster could be inclined to establish similar

relationships with other professional teams, further impacting its secondary market shares. 

Golden State, on a sellout streak of 118 games, placed a 14,500-seat cap on its season tickets in 2013. More than 10,000 people are on the waiting list.