LeBron James is on the verge of breaking Kareem Abdul-NBA Jabbar’s scoring record, with the Lakers star just a few points away. After scoring 28 points in the Lakers’ 129-123 overtime victory over the Knicks, James is now just 89 points shy of the 38,387-point plateau. The 38-year-old league veteran recorded his first triple double of the season Tuesday night, tallying 10 rebounds and 11 assists in addition to his 28 points. James also moved up the all-time assists leaderboard, passing Mark Jackson and Steve Nash to take fourth place.
As James approaches his goal of becoming the NBA’s all-time leading scorer, ticket prices have skyrocketed, with fans eager to witness history being made. We’re looking at the most sought-after Lakers seats using data from SI Tickets as James approaches the historic mark. James, who has averaged 30.2 points in 41 games this season, is expected to break Abdul-record Jabbar’s at home against the Thunder if he does not miss Thursday’s game against the Pacers or Saturday’s game against the Pelicans.
If James does surpass the point threshold on Tuesday night, he will have two solid road games in a row. Fans, however, are unwilling to gamble, with the average seat for the Lakers’ home game against the Thunder costing a whopping $1,757.81.
Milwaukee Bucks vs. Los Angeles Lakers, Tuesday, February 9, 10:00 p.m. ET
The minimum ticket price is $393.
The average ticket price is $1,931.32.
The Lakers will return home on February 9 to face the Bucks at Crypto.com Arena. This game has it all: it takes place in Los Angeles, the Lakers face an illustrious opponent in Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks, and the timeline is slightly more forgiving of James’ output.
The Lakers won the last meeting between the two teams, with James contributing 28 points, 11 assists, and eight rebounds. With so many people planning to attend this game, ticket prices are skyrocketing, with the average seat costing nearly $2,000.
Los Angeles Lakers vs. Golden State Warriors, Feb. 11, 8:30 p.m. ET
Average Ticket Price: $1,131.23 Minimum Ticket Price: $323
This game may not be in San Francisco, but it’s close enough. It also has star power, with James and the Lakers facing off against Steph Curry and the Warriors. Passing the all-time point total while sharing the court with Curry, a legendary shooter, would make for an intriguing story. If the NBA legend misses any of the Lakers’ upcoming games, the Lakers-Warriors game could be where history is made. Tickets to the Chase Center start at $323 and go up to $1,131.23.