I’m not even going to mention how much I paid for Game 2 tickets. The prices are absolutely ridiculous, and they would have been much worse had LeBron made it to the Finals. If the holy one were to grace us, ticket prices would have been 40% higher than they currently are. The ticket brokers across America are crying their way to the bank.

I’m sure your bank accounts are taking a huge sigh of relief.

finalsticketsSLAM Online: Only one of the puppets making it to the big show is good news for the consumer, bad for business: “As a result of Orlando toppling Cleveland in the Eastern Conference Finals, [ticket broker Scott Goldberg] estimates each ticket he sells for NBA Finals games at Staples Center is going for about 40 percent less than what it would have for a Lakers-Cavs series.

Upper-level tickets at Staples Center that brokers would have priced anywhere from $475-650 against Cleveland are now selling for just more than half that much, while lower-level seats that might have fetched $2,500-5,000 are now going for between $1,600 and $3,500.

‘Kobe and LeBron was Bird and Magic,’ Goldberg said. ‘Most pundits would say Orlando is a better team than Cleveland and they have an absolute superstar in Dwight Howard, but there’s no rivalry, no bad blood.

There’s nothing to make it any bigger than the Lakers are hungry for a championship.

Nothing about Orlando drives the price, so it’s a good series but there’s certainly no glamour.’”

  • FLUKE

    Well think about it for a second. The more the tickets are the more the organization makes and the more likely chance of us keeping Odom, Shannon, and Ariza

  • http://thelakersnation.com Kam Pashai

    Wrong, unfortunately.

    A lot of these ticket prices are driven up by ticket brokers. The face value on these tickets (in which the NBA and team makes the profit off of) is much lower than what they’re being sold for.

  • Mitch4Pres

    u guys should change the photo in this post. the ticket that person is holding up is from game 4 in last yrs finals. not chill.

  • 007

    Speaking of which, what’s the best way to get tickets? Other than Steve Avery of course (or Stubhub).

  • gugy

    I know, how much are nice seats going for?
    I guess I could by a 60″ flat panel HDTV for that money :-)

  • Oriba

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    Lakers ticket exchange. I have tickets to the entire series, and I put some of them there.

  • http://TheLakersNation.info Billy Kupchak

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    FYi: upper deck range face value ranges from $90-$110 :cool: