(CNN)In any other season, tickets to watch a team languishing in 13th place in the Western Conference of the NBA would not be too difficult to come by.
However, even as the Los Angeles Lakers' on-court failures continued on Saturday with defeat to the New Orleans Pelicans, LeBron James' quest to become the NBA's all-time leading scorer means Lakers games are no longer ordinary events.
With another 27 points in that loss to the Pelicans, James is now only 36 points from surpassing Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's total of 38,387.
The 38-year-old will now likely break the record against either the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday or the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday, meaning ticket sales for the Lakers' next two home matches have gone through the roof.
According to ticket resale company StubHub, the Lakers have been the best-selling NBA team on the company's website over the last two weeks and have sold as many ticket as the next three teams - the Knicks, Warriors and Celtics - combined.
The Lakers' games against the Thunder and the Bucks are the two top-selling NBA matches of the week, StubHub said.