Wednesday night, the most expensive tickets to a regular-season basketball game will be sold. Even more interesting, there are no playoff implications whatsoever involved.
According to StubHub, fans paid an average of almost $1,000 to see Kobe Bryant take his last steps on the court before he retires. The ticket broker says this is the highest recorded price for a regular-season game.
So if you’re hoping to catch number 24’s finale game on the cheap, tough luck. The lowest available ticket will eat over a $700 hole in your wallet. For nosebleeds. Think about that.
On the other end, tickets for a courtside view of Bryant will cost you a whopping $27,500. Yeah, I think I’ll go throw down a good portion of a year’s salary to watch Kobe for an two hours.
Similarly, tickets to Golden States record-chasing finale against the Memphis Grizzlies have shot up to over $400 since the Warriors beat the Spurs on Sunday. A little more manageable, I guess.