Aug 8, 2014; Akron, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers fans wait outside of InfoCision Stadium prior to the LeBron James Family Foundation Reunion and Rally. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

LeBron Effect: Cavaliers Road Games Hottest Tickets in the NBA

While LeBron James may have changed uniforms, the desire for fans to see the King on his many road trip remains the same.

According to Forbes.com, LeBron’s road games will once make up the most expensive ticket prices on the secondary market in the NBA.

Reaping the most benefits of a visit from the King and the Cavs is James’ former team, the Miami Heat.

May 14, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat forward LeBron James (6) reacts after the Heat defeated the Brooklyn Nets in game five of the second round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at American Airlines Arena. The Heat won 96-94. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

LeBron’s return to Miami on Christmas Day will be one of the hottest tickets in the league this year, with an average price of $765.03 on the secondary market. The only other time the Cavs will take their talents to South Beach will be on March 16th with a price just under $720.

Other locations receiving the “LeBron Effect” include:

the New York Knicks with an average price of around $600 per ticket at Madison Square Garden

Jan 9, 2014; New York, NY, USA; New York Knicks small forward Carmelo Anthony (7) defends Miami Heat small forward LeBron James (6) during the fourth quarter of a game at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

 

the Brooklyn Nets with an average price of $543.50 for the first meeting between the two teams at the Barclays on March 18th

May 10, 2014; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Miami Heat forward LeBron James (6) drives up between Brooklyn Nets guard Deron Williams (8) and guard Shaun Livingston (14) during the first quarter in game three of the second round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

and the Clippers and Lakers who will host the Cavaliers on back-to-back nights at the Staples Center on January 15th and 16th (prices TBA)

Feb 5, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Miami Heat forward LeBron James (6) dunks the ball against the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

January 17, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Miami Heat small forward LeBron James (6) and center Joel Anthony (50) guard Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Kobe Bryant (24) in the second half of the game at the Staples Center. Heat won 99-90. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

All in all, if you’re a Cavs fan or a LeBron fan outside of Ohio, tickets on the secondary markets to see the King James and Company will be the same as when he was in Miami:

top-dollar.

(Information from Forbes.com was used in this post. Their full piece can be found here).

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