Ticket prices skyrocket as LeBron nears goalscoring record
LeBron James is on track to pass Kareem Abdul Jabbar for the all-time basketball record next Tuesday and ticket prices are skyrocketing.
James could break the record against the Pacers tonight, but that would require the second-most points in a game in NBA history.
He probably won’t score 89 points tonight, but at his current average this season (30.2), he will hit that mark against Oklahoma City in Los Angeles next Tuesday.
According to Tick Pick, the most expensive ticket is $117,000. The cheapest ticket is $376.
Tickets for the Lakers’ next two games — tonight in Indiana and Saturday in New Orleans — are as low as $74 and $80, respectively.
If James breaks the scoring record against the Thunder, that $376 price tag would be a steal. The Lakers are following their game with Oklahoma City with a home game against Milwaukee on Feb. 9 and the cheapest tickets are $488, per Tick Pick.
The closer James gets to the scoring record, the more the cost of tickets will increase. In a few days, these prices could look like bargains. It also means that there will inevitably be people who will shell out thousands of dollars for the chance to witness history before they are disappointed.