Lakers at Knicks Tickets is One Hot and Expensive Item


Knick fans, are you still looking for tickets for this weekend’s matchup with Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers?

It is going to cost you a pretty little penny. Sunday’s afternoon game is the most expensive NBA game in the secondary market, as per Jesse Lawrence of Forbes.

"Carmelo Anthony and Kobe Bryant square off, Sunday afternoon’s matchup at Madison Square Garden is generating postseason-like ticket prices on the secondary market.According to, the world’s largest ticket marketplace, Knicks vs Lakers tickets start at $136.35 for Sunday’s affair at The World’s Most Famous Arena. Expect to pay higher prices if planning to sit closer to the action, as 100-level seating starts at $180.79."

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Personally I use StubHub for secondary market tickets and as of Saturday afternoon ticket prices range from a minimum of $124 per ticket to well over $1,000 for courtside seats.

Although this is nothing new, as someone who has always been on the lookout for Lakers tickets on the secondary market, anytime the purple and gold comes to town you need to spend an extravagant amount to attend. You could say you need to spend some gold to see the purple and gold. Sorry could not resist.

Although this time around it really truly could be worth the price of admission as this could be Bryant’s last game at Madison Square Garden. It sounds like even Kobe admits it might be his last time from his quotes after defeating the Brooklyn Nets Friday night.

[H/T to the Associated Press for quotes]

"“I always try to take a look around, always try to kind of embrace the moment and kind of feel the energy a little,”“I always try to make it a point to do that. Is it a little different this time around? Yeah.”"

The Barclay Center Friday night sounded like it was the Staples Center, as you can hear the crowd’s excitement every time Bryant touched the ball and prepared to make a move. Sighs as he missed and cheers for every score.

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You can probably expect the same thing to happen in Madison Square Garden Sunday afternoon. It is not a sign of disrespect for the home team but a sign of immense respect for one of the top players in our generation and possibly history.

As you will recall, this has happened before. In 2009 when Bryant scored 61 points and at that time claimed the most points scored in Madison Square Garden history, fans cheered and chanted “M-V-P” for the Black Mamba.

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In 32 career games against New York, Kobe has averaged 27.2 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 4.3 assists. Hopefully we will see some of Kobe’s magic but still come out on top with the win Sunday afternoon.