After playing for 20 years in NBA, Kobe Bryant will end his career on Wednesday, April 13 at Staples Center in LA. The Los Angeles Lakers will host the Utah Jazz that night. Now, here's how you can watch Kobe's last game and details about live stream channel.
The LA Lakers have really struggled this year, having a dismal win-loss record of 16-65. However, most of the fans want to see Kobe's last game before he hangs up his No. 24 jersey.
Here's what you should know about the upcoming Lakers game.
Date: April 13
Start time: 7:30 PT/ 10:30 ET.
Location: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
TV: TWC SN / TWC D, ESPN
Radio: 710 AM ESPN / 1330 AM ESPN DEPORTES
Live Stream: NBA League Pass
For those who want to have bragging rights that they watched Kobe's last game as a professional basketball player, get ready to pay a pricey ticket. Tickets to the upcoming Lakers vs. Jazz game are averaging $2,110 as of Monday afternoon, a 500 percent increase over an average Lakers' home game.
As per reports from CNBC, the cheapest seat costs $888 and the most expensive seat was courtside for $25,700. Because of the large demand for tickets, the Lakers issued a fraud alert and reminded fans to purchase tickets at the Lakers Ticket Exchange. The organization also cautioned fans about the dangers of getting tickets on the secondary market.
Aside from tickets, merchandise commemorating the game is selling for hefty sums. For fans without seats, they will gather downtown to show support for Bryant.
Kobe Bryant retires this week as the third-leading scorer in NBA's history. Also, nobody ever got to spend 20 seasons with one NBA team before Bryant, and the 37-year old shooting guard will thank his fans with last display of his amazing basketball talent.
Even though Bryant's numbers have declined this season, there's a chance that he could put on a show on Wednesday. In Lakers' game against Boston last week, Bryant produced 34 points. He also had 30-point game on Sunday against Houston.
According to Associated Press, Lakers head coach Byron Scott said Bryant could play for more than 37 minutes on the court. It is also expected that Kobe's teammates will give him the ball to score.
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