Last week it was reported that the Lakers' home sellout streak ended at 270 games when the team drew 18,426, just short of the capacity of 18,997, during a 116-95 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans at Staples Center. The Lakers had sold out 320 straight games including the playoffs.
The last non-sellout for the Lakers at Staples Center came Dec. 6, 2006, against New Orleans/Oklahoma City, when they drew 18,535.
We can only assume the reason for this is either fan disinterest or ticket prices. We went with the latter.
Our friends over at NerdWallet, a consumer advocacy website, recently analyzed pricing data to rank the NBA's 30 teams according to the affordability of their 2013-14 home games - and the Lakers came in at 29th in the league.
Some of the other key findings include:
- The average total cost for a family of four to attend an NBA game is $442.28.
- The Cavaliers, Pacers, Mavericks, Grizzlies and Spurs offer the most affordable home game experiences and also present the best values in terms of affordability and projected strength of 2013-14 rosters.
- The Knicks, Lakers, Bulls, Thunder and Heat host the most expensive live game experiences.
To view the complete report, which includes the data and descriptions for every team, please follow the link below.