The Los Angeles Lakers (1-9) are off to their worst start in Franchise history as patience is wearing thin for Head Coach Byron Scott and Kobe Bryant. The lack of defense for the Lakers has been the primary issue to their woes allowing 112.1 points per game, which is the league’s lowest ranked defense. Kobe Bryant since returning from two injury plagued seasons has been on a tear in shot attempts, attempting 244 field goals which is 26 more shots anyone else has taken in the league. Still, despite an early season struggle, Lakers tickets have not suffered on the secondary market as according to Razorgator, Lakers games have a current home average of $230.03, which is one of the more expensive average asking prices in the league. Some of the most expensive games for Lakers tickets will have average asking prices over $300, as below is a preview of what’s to come for the top five most expensive Lakers games at Staples Center this season.
The top priced game for the Lakers this season is on January 15 when Lebron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers come to town for the first meeting of the season between these two ball clubs. Lakers tickets against the Cavaliers have a current average price of $450.97 on the secondary market, which is a 96.4% over the Lakers home average, with a get-in price of $90. This is the only game of the season for which Lakers tickets have an average asking price of over $400.
For the second most expensive game, the Lakers will host the Oklahoma City Thunder at the Staples Center on March 1. OKC is battling through some injuries to their star players to start the season, but by this time Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook should be back on the floor and healthy. Lakers tickets in this matchup have a current secondary average price of $315.38, a 37.1% over the home average, with a get-in price of $29.
The third most expensive Lakers game will be the battle of Los Angeles basketball as the Clippers will face off against the Lakers on April 5. Lakers tickets for this game have a current average price of $307.23 on the secondary market, which is 33.5% over their home average as the Clippers have been the superior Los Angeles basketball team the past few seasons.
On January 29, the Chicago Bulls visit the Staples Center in Pau Gasol’s return to the Lakers home floor for the first time in a Bulls uniform. Gasol spent six seasons with the Lakers winning two NBA Championships. Lakers tickets against the Bulls have a current average price of $301.27 on the secondary market, a 30.9% over the home average, making it the last game on the Lakers schedule with an average asking price of over $300.
Finally, the fifth most expensive Lakers game this season is on December 23 when the Golden State Warriors visit the Staples Center as Lakers tickets for this game have a current secondary average price of $277.33, which is a 20.5% over the home average with a get-in price of $36.