With only 89 points to be the league's all-time top scorer, LeBron James is starting to receive out-of-this-world hype as he inches his way toward the record.
The LA Lakers will host the OKC Thunder on Tuesday at Crypto.com arena, and the prices have started to spike and shock fans. The highest price that was reported was $92,000.
James is averaging 30.2 points per game. The Lakers visit the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday night and then play at the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday.
Two massive scoring games could see James set the record in New Orleans, but he's most likely to do so next week, when the Lakers return for a two-game homestand. After the game against Indiana on Tuesday, he Milwaukee Bucks visit on Thursday.
James, who has 38,299 points, is bound to surpass Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's record, which has stood at 38,387 points since he retired in 1989. The record was thought to be impossible to break, but LeBron has shown that anything is possible for him. As a pass-first type of player, the Lakers forward proved that he can be the best scorer in league history.
This isn't the only game that has seen a price hike. In the past, there have been a few games that have garnered a ton of hype, resulting in high sales for the arena.
LeBron James isn't the only player to have a game with expensive ticket prices
LeBron James could set another record during the LA Lakers' game against the Thunder next week. With ticket prices going as high as $92,000, there's a huge chance that the game could be record-breaking as well. But before that happens, let's take a look at some of the games that have had extremely priced tickets in the NBA.
Kobe Bryant's last game
Kobe Bryant's last NBA game will always be remembered for the legendary performance of the Lakers star. He scored 60 points against the Utah Jazz to seal the win and put an outstanding conclusion to his iconic career. But not many are aware of how much the ticket prices went up during that time.
In 2016, the average ticket during Bryant's last game went as high as $1,137, making it the most expensive game in league history.
Lakers vs. Warriors 2022-23 season opener
At the start of this season, the Golden State Warriors hosted the Lakers to open the year. Fans were excited for this opener, as it was a game where the Warriors were given their championship rings. It was reported that the average ticket price was $897.
At that price, the game between the Lakers and the Warriors this season is the second-most expensive in NBA history.