Fan Buys Tickets to Game 5 of NBA Finals for $133,000
Jun 9, 2017; Cleveland, OH, USA; Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35), forward Draymond Green (23), center Zaza Pachulia (27) and guard Stephen Curry (30) during the fourth quarter against the Cleveland Cavaliers in game four of the Finals for the 2017 NBA Playoffs at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

A fan buys two courtside tickets to Game 5 of the NBA Finals in Oakland for an NBA record $133,000.

Tickets to a sporting event aren’t cheap these days. Sometimes it might be better to just stay home and watch the game on tv. However, one fan paid what might seem to be a fortune to go to the NBA Finals.

According to Darren Rovell of ESPN, one fan paid $133,000, including fees, for two courtside seats for tonight’s Game 5 of the NBA Finals between the Golden State Warrior and the Cleveland Cavaliers. The $133,000 is an NBA record sale. The tickets were purchased on the Warriors Ticketmaster resale site and the fan paid more than $17,000 in fees for the tickets.

Some courtside seats for the Finals have a face value of $3,000 each. However, the face value for the tickets that were bought is unknown. The average resale price for Game 5 is $1,731, which is about 20 percent higher than last year. Tickets for fans who aren’t season-ticket holders cost anywhere from $575 to $975.

The Warriors are trying to win their fifth title in franchise history. They currently lead the series 3-1. Would you pay over $100,000 just to see a basketball game?

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