The winless 76ers have asked a lot of Philadelphia fans over the past few years as the team has floundered near the bottom of the league, and on Tuesday they are asking for just a little bit more as the 2–14 Lakers come to town.
As Kobe Bryant gets ready to play his final game in Philadelphia, near where he starred at Lower Merion High, the team has increased ticket prices drastically to capitalize on the increased interest in a game between two struggling squads.
The Lakers also saw tickets for their remaining home games rise after Bryant’s retirement announcement, with tickets for his final home game in April reaching up to $19,000 on StubHub.
The 76ers web site features some tickets available for as low as $44, but those tickets are available for as little as $13 for the team’s next Tuesday home game, against the Grizzlies on Dec. 22.
– Brendan Maloy