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Thursday, June 13, 2024

LeBron James’ Scoring Chase Could Set Lakers Ticket Record

  • The "get-in" price for Thursday's Bucks-Lakers game is $763.
  • The average purchase price is $1,230 — which would surpass the figure for Kobe Bryant's final game ($1,137).
Lebron James gestures to the crowd with arms in the air
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LeBron James is just 36 points away from surpassing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s all-time NBA scoring record of 38,387 — and the price of a ticket to see him do it continues to rise.

The big question for those hoping to witness history: Which game will it happen?

As of Monday morning, the “get-in” price at Crypto.com Arena for Thursday’s matchup between the Los Angeles Lakers and Milwaukee Bucks is $763 — a 663% increase from the start of the season ($100), per ticket marketplace TickPick.

Regardless of the price, fans are still buying up the tickets to be on hand for the iconic moment — or selling their seats for a serious profit.

  • The average purchase price for the game in the last seven days is $1,230 — 390% more expensive than the average purchase price for a Lakers home game this season ($251).
  • Not surprisingly, the most expensive tickets are down in front: Courtside seats cost as much as $68,995 for Thursday’s game.
  • At the beginning of the season, someone purchased a 300-level ticket for $100 and that same ticket is now listed for $800.

James’ accomplishment could command the most expensive regular-season ticket in Lakers history. According to TickPick, the previous record-holder is Kobe Bryant’s final game on April 13, 2016, which had an average purchase price of $1,137.

A Risky Value

James will actually get a crack at breaking the record sooner. Because he’s averaging 30 points per game, there’s the distinct possibility that James could break the record Tuesday night at home against the Oklahoma City Thunder — and, according to Reuters, tickets currently start at “only” $284.

And courtside tickets? They are going for as much as $48,403.

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