After enduring arguably their worst year in franchise history, the Los Angeles Lakers are ready to kick off the 2015-16 NBA regular season. With the release of the schedule last week, the new campaign is rapidly approaching, perhaps faster than some may realize.
The Lakers and their fans have a couple of pieces to be excited about. Future Hall of Famer Kobe Bryant is looking to play a full healthy season, in addition to first-round draft picks from the last two NBA Drafts, D’Angelo Russell and Julius Randle. Randle missed the entire 2014-15 season after getting injured in the first game of the season, so it’s as if the Lakers are trotting out two new talented rookies to impact the team right away. At the same time, it could also be the end of an era, as rumors have been swirling that this might be Bryant’s final NBA season.
Below is a look at secondary market Lakers tickets with information provided by TiqIQ.com, to some of the most expensive games for the upcoming season.
1/14/2016 | Golden State Warriors vs. Los Angeles Lakers | Oracle Arena | Average Price: $973.10 | Get-in Price: $155
11/24/2015 | Golden State Warriors vs. Los Angeles Lakers | Oracle Arena | Average Price: $863.05 | Get-in Price: $177
4/10/2016 | Houston Rockets vs. Los Angeles Lakers | Toyota Center | Average Price: $538.19 | Get-in Price: $109
4/13/2016 | Los Angeles Lakers vs. Utah Jazz | Staples Center | Average Price: $480.96 | Get-in Price: $69
The Lakers’ two most expensive games come against the defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors, who are the cream of the crop in California right now, a label that had belonged to Los Angeles for so many years. With exorbitant average ticket prices over $850 for each game, a more realistic view is the get-in price, as the average price will come down dramatically when the date of the game approaches.
The third-most expensive Lakers game is against James Harden, Dwight Howard and the Houston Rockets, who are poised to be one of the top teams in the Western Conference again. Lakers fans would love to see their team beat Howard, who had a tumultuous tenure in purple and gold a few years ago. Catching a road game throughout the entire season is made easy with Hipmunk.com, where the cheapest airline tickets can be found to fly to any NBA arena.
For those closer to Los Angeles, the Lakers’ most expensive home game is against the Utah Jazz in April of next year, currently with an average ticket price of $480.96 and a get-in price of only $69. Complete the road trip by reserving a hotel in Los Angeles through Hipmunk, making it the one-stop shop for any basketball trip for the upcoming 2015-16 season.