Summer League session sold out amid hype over Lonzo Ball, Lakers-Celtics rivalry
The summer leagues are usually followed mostly by serious NBA die-hard fans and prominent scouts looking for a bargain player. However, the whole experience can be pretty entertaining and it is usually the first look at some recently drafted and highly-rated youngsters.
With hype around rookies increasing massively in the last few years, the summer leagues grew in popularity. This year it reached a height not many expected to see.
According to ESPN’s Ohm Youngmisuk, the whole days session in Las Vegas are completely sold out. The same report states that there are re-sale sites offering tickets that originally cost $30 for $250 or even more. VIP tickets that sold for $800 originally are now going for $5,150 on the popular ticket re-sale site StubHub.
This has mostly been caused by the highly anticipated game between age-old rivals, the Los Angeles Lakers and the Boston Celtics. Both summer league teams boast amazing young players, with Lonzo Ball and Brandon Ingram on the Lakers, and Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown on the Celtics.
Maybe even more than the rivalry, the fans stormed the ticket sales wanting to see hyped-up rookie Lonzo Ball. Ball debuted in front of a packed house last night against the Clippers, but had a very bad game. Fans are definitely looking to see more from Ball in his second summer league game.