At 38,299 career points, LeBron James is on the brink of history. After nearly 40 years, Kareem-Abdul Jabbar's record of 38,387 points will be surpassed.
With LeBron James in arm's reach of Kareem, everyone is waiting for history to be made. On top of that, some are doing what they can to be in person for such a big moment in NBA history.
When Kareem first set the record, nobody ever thought that it would be broken. The fact that LeBron is on pace to surpass it is a testament to his longevity and dominance over the past 20 years. Since this is such a special moment, tickets for the LA Lakers' upcoming games are beginning to skyrocket.
Given his current average of 30.2 points per game, LeBron James is set to break the record in the coming week. The Lakers visit the Indiana Pacers on Thursday night and then the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday before returning home.
The Lakers then host the OKC Thunder on Tuesday and the Milwaukee Bucks (on TNT) on Thursday.
On Wednesday, ABC added the Lakers-Pelicans game to its schedule and moved the start time to 6 p.m. Eastern on Saturday.
Considering that an 88-point game on Thursday is incredibly unlikely, the Pelicans' game is the earliest James might have an outside chance at surpassing Abdul-Jabbar.
Since it's unlikely the record will be broken against the Pelicans, tickets are not as expensive. At the moment, the cheapest tickets range from $80 to $90 per seat.
Fans will have to pay a large sum to see LeBron James make history
For those who want to be in the building to see LeBron James pass Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, get ready to pay a massive price. Ticket prices are already high and will only continue to increase as the moment gets closer.
Barring any missed games and if he stays on pace, James' first chance at setting the record will come against the OKC Thunder in Los Angeles. A recent report from Sports Illustrated cited that the average price for that game is $1,757.41 with the cheapest being $424.
After the matchup with the Thunder, the Lakers face Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks. The average price for a ticket is just under two thousand dollars, with the cheapest going for roughly four hundred dollars.
Seeing that LeBron would likely want to pass Kareem on his home floor, tickets for either game could end up shattering records.
On the off chance that he doesn't break the record at home, LeBron's next chance will be on the road against Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors. Seeing that he has a history with the franchise, this would also be a big moment. At the moment, the average ticket price for this matchup is $1,131.23 with the lowest price being $323.
It's not every day a fan gets the chance to go to an NBA game and witness history. Because of this, many will be willing to pay a hefty price if they want to be a part of this incredible moment.