LeBron James closes in on Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s scoring record, sending ticket prices SOAR for a game against Milwaukee in February… with the cheapest tickets on resale sites going for over $240 !
Fans eager to get their hands on tickets to witness history will have to pony up more than $300 at several resale sites to see LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers take on the Milwaukee Bucks.
It’s not clear why prices are going up so much for this particular game – considering the game is eight tournaments away.
With James 188 points away from tying Kareem’s record – and James averaging 30.2 points per game – he is more likely to break the record in a game against the New Orleans Pelicans or the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Fans are trying to predict when LeBron James will pass Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s scoring record
They sent out tickets to the Feb. 9 game against Milwaukee with prices going up – to $242 minimum
However, it appears that some NBA fans think that LeBron will rest at some point – as part of his load management schedule – meaning that the game against the Bucks becomes more interesting.
Furthermore, it’s a potential storybook way to break the record for James- as he plays on Kareem’s former team the Lakers against another of Kareem’s former teams the Milwaukee Bucks.
Tickets are going up on ticket resale sites, with the cheapest ticket DailyMail.com found for a single seat costing $242.
Some sites – like Tick Pick – have their cheapest seats starting at $310 each in section 309 at the highest point in the Crypto.com Arena.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar retires with eight NBA titles and a league record 38,387 points
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar began his career with the Bucks in 1969 after being drafted out of UCLA under the name Lew Alcindor.
Alcindor took the name Kareem Abdul-Jabbar when he converted to Islam in the summer of 1971 and continued to play in Milwaukee until 1975.
He was traded to Los Angeles that year and won five titles with the Lakers – his last coming in 1988.
Kareem retired with 38,387 points to his name – the most by an NBA player in history.