Lakers ticket prices soar as LeBron James approaches NBA scoring record

If you don’t already have tickets to see the Lake Show before the NBA All-Star break, you can expect to shell out a lot of cash as fans are hoping to witness one of the most iconic moments in sports history.

LeBron James #6 of the Los Angeles Lakers at Arena. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) (Getty Images)

Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James is expected to beat the all-time scoring record, surpassing fellow Lakers legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, sometime before the break beginning Feb. 17.  

The historic moment could occur on Feb. 7 in a home game against the Oklahoma City Thunder at the Arena in downtown Los Angeles.

Abdul-Jabbar has held the record since 1984.


The game against OKC is mostly sold-out with resell tickets going for $325 for 300-level seats and as high as $100,000 to sit courtside next to the Lakers bench.

Resale tickets for the Lakers game against the Oklahoma City on Feb. 7 were going for as high as $100,000.

The Lakers play in the following games before the All-Star break:

  • Thursday, Feb. 2 against Indiana (away)
  • Saturday, Feb. 4 against New Orleans (away)
  • Tuesday, Feb. 7 against Oklahoma City (home)
  • Thursday, Feb. 9 against Milwaukee (home)
  • Saturday, Feb. 11 against Golden State (away)
  • Monday, Feb. 13 against Portland (away)

James, who is averaging a remarkable 30 points per game, is now in his 20th season in the league at 38 years old.

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Fans of the Lakers have a lot of bragging rights as half of the top 10 players on the all-time scoring list played for the Men in Purple and Gold – in addition to Abdul-Jabbar and James, Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O’Neal, and Carmelo Anthony have each scored at least 45,500 points in their NBA careers.

While James has had a phenomenal season so far, the same can’t be said for the Lakers as a whole. As of Thursday, Feb.2, the Lakers were 13th in the Western Conference with a 24-28 record. Overall, they are 11.5 games behind the Denver Nuggets.

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With Anthony Davis back in the lineup and the recent acquisition of Rui Hachimura, the Lakers hope to turn things around and fight for playoff contention.