New Orleans Pelicans will host the Los Angeles Lakers as Kobe Bryant gears up for his last career game on Friday, April 8, at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, LA, starting 8 pm ET.
According to the official NBA sources, Bryant has one more to go, being touted as the “Grand Finale”, at his home turf in Los Angeles against Utah next Wednesday.
Bryant didn’t want a farewell but later changed his mind last November. Laker’s coach Byron Scott talked about Bryant ahead of Friday night’s clash.
“It’s something that he deserves, that he’s earned and that we all want to do,” said Scott. “I don’t think anybody can question K.B.’s place in the game, and it’s only natural that people want to honour him. We all do, too.”
Bryant is the third highest NBA scorer in the history. “I can feel it, and it feels pretty damn awesome,” Bryant said. “It makes going through the years of losing, and not leaving, makes it all worthwhile. Staying here and taking the good with the bad, and the fans embracing and understanding that, that we ride together, that’s a love that you can’t break, man.”
But ticket prices for “the Lakers’ season finale” against the Utah Jazz next Wednesday are sky-rocketing. According to Fox Sports, the cheapest tickets available at StuHub.com are going for $863 (US$650) each.
The source further quotes, “A pair of 100 level seats are listed for a minimum of $1328 (US$1,000) each on StubHub, with courtside seats starting at just under $26550 (US$20,000).
“Season tickets in Section 321 — if you were lucky enough to be chosen from the lengthy waiting list — went for $2055 (US$1,548) this season, or about $50 (US$37.75) per game. So if you buy, chances are you’re paying nearly half of someone’s fare for the year.”
Stay tuned for more updates on Kobe Bryant’s farewell match.
Los Angeles Lakers vs New Orleans Pelicans, NBA Live
Date: Friday, April 8, 2016
Time: 8:00 PM ET
Venue: Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, LA
Live Stream: NBA Live Stream
TV: FSNOLA,TWC SN / TWC D
Radio: 710 AM ESPN / 1330 AM ESPN DEPORTES,WRNO 99.5FM,Sirius:132(Internet H:898/A:893)