Lakers have second-most expensive tickets in NBA on secondary market

Nick Young, Chris Paul
Nick Young celebrates in front of Chris Paul during the Lakers’ season-opening victory over the Clippers.
(Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)

Although the Lakers are a marquee, a ticket to one of their games on the secondary market is not the most expensive in the NBA.

According to national ticket marketplace Vivid Seats, the New York Knicks have the “highest median ticket price on the secondary market at $200.”

The Lakers are second at $180, ahead of the Oklahoma City Thunder ($170) and Chicago Bulls ($165).

The Miami Heat are fifth at a median ticket price of $155. Miami’s Christmas Day visit at Staples Center ranks as the priciest game of the year league-wide with a median price of $479.


In a national survey by, Los Angeles was ranked as the No. 3 city for sports fans in the country.

Using a formula based on “highest grossing teams, stadiums and cities with the most sports teams to root for and those that have won the most championships,” Los Angeles came in third after New York and Chicago.

Despite lacking a football team, Los Angeles benefitted from having the Lakers, Clippers, Dodgers, Angeles, Kings and Ducks.

Dallas and Boston rounded out the top five.


According to, “12% of renters care more about their proximity to sports arenas than proximity to work when choosing a place to live.”


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