The Los Angeles Lakers have low expectations coming into this season, but that doesn’t mean that fans don’t want to see them in action this year.
According to Basketball Insiders’ Alex Kennedy, the Lakers are the second-most popular road team in the NBA:
The Lakers are the second most popular road team in the NBA, with an average ticket price of $280.44, according to the TickPick study.
— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) September 22, 2014
This is undoubtedly due to the return of Kobe Bryant. With this being his final two seasons, fans everywhere will be trying to get their final glimpses of one of the greatest players to ever play in the NBA.
The only team ahead of the Lakers is the Cleveland Cavaliers who have an average ticket price of $411.77, far ahead of the every other team.
This just goes to show that even when the Lakers are down, everyone wants to see the purple and gold. It is things like this that keeps the Lakers as a premier destination for free agents. No team has the aura and history of the Lakers.[divide]
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