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(Updated) Following LeBron James’ early exit from the NBA Playoffs we starting crunching the numbers to quantify the inevitable impact on ticket prices

What makes us qualifed to do this? SeatGeek has historical ticket data and the technology to track secondary market price movements for sports and concerts, resulting in a comprehensive picture of fan demand for all major events.

We determined that tickets prices for the Eastern Conference Finals are about 43% of the expected Cavs home game ticket prices in the same round.  Building upon this analysis many major publications picked up this story and below we have presented a roundup of articles featuring the details of this ‘LeBron James Effect’:

Update with some additional links:

It is also interested to see that ‘The Chosen One’ has continually lived up to his hype in terms of generating tickets sales. Will he have this same impact in a major market like New York…likely.
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