LeBron James is in Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s neighborhood and fairly quickly he’ll be kicking down the door.
After placing up a 28-point triple-double within the Lakers’ 129-123 additional time win over the Knicks Tuesday night time at Madison Sq. Backyard, James is now 89 factors shy of breaking Kareem’s mark. The Lakers (24-28) go to the Indiana Pacers (24-28) Thursday night time.
As followers do the maths on the potential dates when James will break the document, tickets for 2 video games subsequent week are skyrocketing in value, in keeping with ticketing expertise firm Logitix.
Logitix evaluated what followers are paying for Lakers’ house video games towards the Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder on Feb. 7 and the Milwaukee Bucks on Feb. 9.
Since Jan. 25, followers are paying $681.26 per ticket on common for the sport towards the Thunder and $674.17 for the sport towards the Bucks. Earlier than Jan. 25, followers paid solely $228.27 per ticket for the Thunder sport and $397.25 for the Bucks sport. On common, followers paid $241.52 per ticket for all Lakers house video games in January.
Evaluating gross sales on Feb. 1 solely, followers paid $598.03 per ticket for the Thunder sport and $963.09 for the Bucks sport. No different Lakers video games are seeing a major influence in value.
“This sort of ticketing pattern is plenty of enjoyable to observe as followers speculate once they would possibly witness historical past,” mentioned Greg Nortman, President of Logitix. “Our analytics workforce at Logitix will see shifts in costs in actual time as LeBron closes in on the document. Proper now, it seems to be a coin flip if he’ll break the document on Feb. 7 or Feb. 9. If LeBron places up 50 tonight, that pattern will swing instantly to elevated demand for the seventh. If he scores 15 tonight, I am certain we’ll see costs rise for the sport on the ninth. If he continues to attain proper on his common, demand for each video games will stay excessive for the subsequent a number of days.”
Logitix evaluated bought tickets throughout a number of ticket exchanges. Their knowledge doesn’t consider record costs or ticketing charges.
James, who turned 38 on Dec. 30, is averaging 30.2 factors per sport. Had he performed towards Brooklyn on Monday, he would have been on tempo to interrupt the NBA scoring document Saturday in New Orleans. However he sat out that game with soreness in his left foot.
That pushed the timeline again to Tuesday at house towards the Thunder, or probably Feb. 9 at house towards the Bucks.
“I’m going to do it,” James told reporters. “It’s only a matter of time after I’m going to do it. I’m not going wherever. I’m going to be on this league for at the very least a number of extra years.”
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