Lakers Still Ripping Off LA Fans

By now you’ve probably come to know, if you didn’t already, that EVERYTHING in LA is more expensive. It’s not surprise off of course, that it cost more for a family of four to attend a Laker game than any other team in the NBA, according to Team Marketing Reports. But going to a Clippers game, though it’s in LA, doesn’t measure up anywhere nearly as high as attending a Laker game. Simple answer: attending a Laker game is a status symbol amongst the Hollywood crowd posing as Faker fans.

See, there is a downside of liking a trendy team — they become too popular and it ruins things for the actual fans. The fact that it costs the typical family of four around $500Â to attend a game is ridiculous. Once prices hit a level like that, it turns me away. Bottom line is the Lakers are a .500 team with an outside shot at the playoffs yet they’re still charging like they’re aiming for a three-peat. If fans want to see a difference, then they have to decide they won’t show up to games and support the outrageous costs. Either that, or jump on the Clipper bandwagon where the prices are at least semi-reasonable and the product is comparable. Honestly, nearly $500 for a family of four to attend a game and have a decent time? That’s absurd.

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  • http://svpstyle.com ScottVanPeltStyle.com

    I agree.

    They must factor in having to look at Sam Cassell for 28 mpg, as opposed to Derek Fisher.

  • http://obscuresportsquarterly.wordpress.com Gilbert

    This is exactly why I root for the Clippers. They don’t have nearly as many fans as the Lakers, but the fans they do have are real fans — none of this fake stuff.

  • SpinMax

    What makes it more of a ripoff is that there is a salary cap and shared revenue to pay for it. This is the kind of thing that goes straight into management’s pockets.

  • Jeff

    Jerry Buss proves just because you have money doesn’t mean you know how to dress…..or know where to buy the best rugs.

  • http://www.larrybrownsports.com Larry Brown

    Also proves just because you have money doesn’t mean you don’t want more of it. Guess he’s gotta pay for his poker entry fees.

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