A friend of mine told me the real reason why we have one of the worst home crowd advantage in the NBA which only beat the bobcats and hornets crowds since they only have 10 fans going to games anyway is because the ticket is too expansive to even go anymore. The only people who can afford it are season ticket holders and celebrities which are mostly bandwagoners. And most of the time celebrities dont even pay for their tickets. He said look at the warriors crowd and the OKC crowd. I told him, well not many can afford Lakers tickets back in the days also since Dr Buss bought the team. It has always been expansive. Only during the early to mid 90's when lakers suck that the price was affordable. Now the nose bleed section cost around 200 to 400 bucks for playoffs and 100 bucks for regular season? You kidding me? For a Mike D Antoni team that plays like a bunch of pansies?
I've been to only 5 lakers game ever since I was a fan since 1985. Three playoffs. Two when Shaq and Kobe was dominating in the playoffs. One reason is because I live in Orange County and it takes about an hour or so to get to the game. So I'm not paying 4 grand for season ticket which I only go to games on weekends if there's any. I dont get off work til 5pm. But the real reason is it is so damn expansive.Ticket cost me 800 bucks each for the playoffs and its the top level premiere seats so not even good seats. First off you have to pay a couple of hundred bucks for seats that might not even be good. Then you pay 45 bucks for an over priced parking outside of stables. Then you pay 20 bucks for a hot dog or a cheese burger at the over priced McDonalds in stables.10 dollar beer or so. Then if you feeling it go to the lakers store and spend 200 bucks on items. But forget all that extra spending. The ticket alone is stupid. One time I wanted to check out tickets for a lakers game. The cheapest I found was 85 bucks and it is on the roof of stable center litterarly . And its against the bobcats. One ticket is for 65 bucks and that only gets you parking. What? Are you serious? How come it is so expansive? Can any of you guys afford to go anymore? I have a pretty good job so im not strap for money but seriously, it is getting out of hand.