LeBron James (39, LA Lakers) is close to the NBA’s career scoring record. With two to three games likely enough to achieve the record, in the US, ticket prices for games where James is expected to rank first in career scoring are skyrocketing.
James played an active part with 26 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists in the 2022-2023 NBA Indiana Pacers match held at the Gainbridge Field House in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA on the 3rd. With James and Anthony Davis (31 points, 13 rebounds) at the forefront, the Lakers won a come-from-behind victory over Indiana, 112-111, by 1 point.
With this, James recorded a career-high 38,325 points, approaching the all-time leader Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s 38,387 points by 62 points. The Lakers will finish their 5-game road trip with an away game against the New Orleans Hornets on the 5th, then start two home games against the Oklahoma City Thunder on the 8th and the Milwaukee Bucks on the 10th. Given the pace of James, who is averaging 30.1 points this season, including scoring over 40 points twice in his last five games, he is likely to set a record against Oklahoma City or Milwaukee.
James, who started his professional career by joining his hometown team, the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2003-2004 season, is still showing off his outstanding skills while playing for 20 seasons. Especially compared to Abdul-Jabbar’s 20th season record, it stands out. James is on his way to scoring 1263 points this season, while Abdul-Jabbar’s 20th season tally was 748. With this season still in progress, the gap with James is expected to widen further. James, who has already surpassed 10,000 assists and 10,000 rebounds, has a contract with the Lakers until the 2024-2025 season.
As James’ record achievement approaches, in the United States, ticket prices for games where James’ record is expected to be achieved are skyrocketing. According to Bleacher Report, the ticket price for the game against Oklahoma City on the 8th has soared to a maximum of 92,000 dollars (approximately 113.09 million won). However, considering the price a few days before the game, the actual price is expected to rise to $100,000. 바카라사이트
It is said that Abdul-Jabbar will also watch James’ achievement on the spot. According to Reuters, Abdul-Jabbar will visit Crypto.com Arena, the home ground of the Lakers, in all two home games between Oklahoma City and Milwaukee.