Lakers playoff tickets? It’s going to cost you
The Lakers have the most expensive regular season ticket prices in the NBA, and they sell out every night. Alan Greenspan would love it because it is simple supply and demand. -- they can charge whatever they want because people will pay it.
And Lakers fans really want to see their team in the playoffs. So the team more than triples ticket prices in some areas.
Outrageous you say! Price gougers, you cry! How can they do that in this economy, you whine! Welcome to capitalism, baby.
The Lakers will still sell out every playoff game. Some fans will recoup costs by putting a few of their $90 seats up on StubHub and getting $250 for them. Los Angeles is a Lakers town. The city is obsessed with them. People want desperately to see them in the playoffs and will pay for the privilege. The demand for Lakers playoff tickets is insane. So the Lakers charge what they can for the seats. People will gladly pay it.
Sorry Memphis fans, that’s just the way it is.