Ticket to Sunday's NBA Game 7? $50K

StubHub reports its most expensive sale ever—by a lot
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 19, 2016 6:33 AM CDT
Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry, bottom, drives to the basket against Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James in Game 6 of the NBA Finals, Thursday, June 16, 2016.   (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)
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(Newser) – There are a lot of things one could purchase with $50,000, including very nice cars or a down payment on a home—or you could buy a few hours with the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors on Sunday night. As the AFP reports, StubHub has sold the most expensive non-suite tickets in its history for Game 7 of the NBA Finals, and the courtside tickets went for an eye-popping $49,500. That shattered previous eye-poppers that included $37,000 for tickets to Game 4 of the 2008 NBA Finals (Lakers vs. Celtics), and the $35,000 shelled out for seats to last year's boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao. A StubHub rep says the buyer to Sunday's tickets was "well-known," adding, per USA Today, that "nothing really surprises me with the Warriors. It's Game 7 and it's Silicon Valley, where people have deep pockets." (Read more NBA finals stories.)

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