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Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Tickets to Zion Williamson’s Summer League debut going for more than top MLB game

Zion Williamson

This NBA offseason has been one of the most exciting in years, and a lot of that has to do with the superstars that are changing teams in free agency. Another aspect of it is the buzz surrounding Zion Williamson, and we have yet another reminder of just how significant that has been.

According to online ticket broker TickPick, the average price of a ticket to Williamson’s Summer League debut on Friday was just south of $100 as of Monday afternoon. For perspective, tickets to the exhibition game were going for about $30 higher on average than the Los Angeles Angels-Houston Astros game, which is currently the top MLB game for Friday by average ticket price.

Williamson is the most exciting NBA prospect since LeBron James, so it’s no surprise people want to see him in action. But $100 for a Summer League game that means absolutely nothing? That seems a bit steep.

If you want to know how popular Williamson already is with NBA fans, look at the way he shattered a record with his post-draft merchandise sales. The Zion hype train isn’t slowing down any time soon.

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