Tuesday October 3, 2023

Bucks-Lakers Ticket Prices ‘Plummet’ After LeBron James Record

  • The get-in price for Thursday's contest stands at just $100 after peaking at $796.
  • The get-in price for Tuesday night’s game was as low as $128.
Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
Front Office Sports Today

NBC Could Get In On College Football Playoffs

NBC is exploring broadcasting a slice of the expanded CFP in 2026.
Listen Now
October 3, 2023 | Podcast
Copy Link
Link Copied
Link Copied

LeBron James became the NBA’s all-time leading scorer on Tuesday night — dropping 38 points to pass Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and attain 38,390 for his career — during the Los Angeles Lakers’ 133-130 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder.

A sellout crowd was on hand at Crypto.com Arena to witness the historic moment — and they did so on a relative bargain compared to those who speculated that James would break the record Thursday against the Milwaukee Bucks.

Per data provided to Front Office Sports from ticket marketplace TickPick, the get-in price for Tuesday night’s contest was as low as $128.

By contrast, the get-in price to Thursday’s game was $796 before James’ record-breaking performance; as of Wednesday, the lowest-priced tickets stand at $100 — an astounding 87% drop in price.

“Lakers vs. Bucks on Thursday was pacing to be one of the most expensive games on record, if not the most expensive,” TickPick brand manager Kyle Zorn said in an email. “It became evident very early that LeBron was going to break the record last night, and immediately prices for Thursday’s game started to plummet.”

Before Tuesday night, one couldn’t purchase tickets in the 100 level for less than $1200; now, 100-level seats are going for as low as $253 — a 78% discount for those who waited.

Ticket Prices Surging as James Closes in on Abdul-Jabbar Record

LeBron James is set to break the career scoring record soon.
January 27, 2023

Those who pulled the trigger on tickets before Tuesday night are probably having buyer’s remorse Wednesday, especially one fan who purchased two courtside tickets for $24,781 a piece — adding up to an astounding $49,562.

Copy Link
Link Copied
Link Copied

What to Read

Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer stands court side before the game against the Golden State Warriors Chase Center.

The 20 Richest American Sports Team Owners for 2023

LA Clippers owner Steve Ballmer is first for a ninth straight year.
A view of the Charlotte Hornets jersey with new jersey patch sponsor Feastables.

MrBeast Lands The First Creator-Led Brand Jersey Patch

Feastables will be the Charlotte Hornets’ official jersey patch sponsor.
Los Angeles Angels designated hitter Shohei Ohtani hits against the Tampa Bay Rays during the sixth inning at Angel Stadium.

Shohei Ohtani Tops MLB Jersey Sales List For First Time

He's the first Japanese player to headline the list in MLB history

Colorado Has Become the Hollywood of College Football. This Weekend Proves It.

Folsom Field will welcome dozens of Hollywood stars on Saturday.
podcast thumbnail mobile
Front Office Sports Today

NBC Could Get In On College Football Playoffs


Featured Today

An advocacy group is filing an NLRB case against the Ivy League over athlete compensation.

Advocacy Group Files Federal Labor Charge Against Ivy League

It’s the latest in a flurry of NLRB cases over amateurism.
The Colorado Buffaloes played in the most-watched game of Week 5.
October 3, 2023

Colorado Ratings Bonanza Continues Despite Two Consecutive Losses

The Buffs’ least-watched game this season was still the most-watched this week.
Football analyst and PFF investor Chris Collinsworth talks to man in front of computers
October 3, 2023

Cris Collinsworth 'Lost a Lot of Sleep' Over Pro Football Focus Leadership Issues

New book details why it’s no longer a “happy place to work.”
NBC is interested in media rights to the expanded College Football Playoff.
October 2, 2023

NBC Is Interested in Expanded College Football Playoff Media Rights

NBC is one of the networks pitching the CFP, a source confirmed.


Powered By

Careers in Sports

Looking for a new job? Check out these featured listings and search for openings all over the world.
Chicago Cubs
New York
Tri Star Sports and Entertainment Group, Inc.
USA - Multiple Locations
Taylor Swift reacts while sitting next to Donna Kelce watching the Kansas City Chiefs vs Chicago Bears game during the first half at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium.

Taylor Swift Is Affecting The NFL, Chiefs Ticket Markets

Swift will visit her second NFL stadium in as many weeks.
Resellers who passed $600 in ticket sales on marketplaces such as StubHub and Ticketmaster now need to report their activity to the IRS.
September 25, 2023

IRS Lowers Threshold to Tax Ticket Resellers for Sports, Concerts

The IRS lowered its ticket sales threshold from $20,000 to $600.
Fanatics is buying auction marketplace PWCC.
September 20, 2023

Fanatics Nabbing WWE Rights In Latest Win Over Panini

Fanatics will take over WWE's trading card rights.
August 22, 2023

NFLPA's Abrupt Panini Move Fuels Fanatics' Meteoric Rise

Fanatics was recently valued at $31 billion, with investment from the NFL.
August 16, 2023

Starter Is Cool Again, And Aims for Revival with New Sports Deals

Influential brand from the 1990s readies large-scale comeback
Fanatics is buying auction marketplace PWCC.
August 7, 2023

Collectible Wars Escalating As Fanatics Files Countersuit Against Panini

Countersuit heightens already-fractious conflict between rival companies
August 3, 2023

Panini Files Antitrust Suit Against Fanatics as Collectible Wars Heat Up

Collectibles company claims rival is violating federal law
Fanatics Live will stream live on-location card “breaks” from athletes and celebrities.
July 28, 2023

Fanatics Furthers Push Into Content With New Live Shopping App

Allen Iverson will appear today in a Fanatics Live card break.