Gilbert Arenas, who has not played in the NBA since the 2011–12 season, requested a 10-day contract with the Lakers so he could watch Bryant’s last game without paying for an expensive ticket.
Former NBA player Gilbert Arenas asked the Los Angeles Lakers for a 10-day contract in an Instagram post Wednesday so he could be in attendance at the Staples Center for Kobe Bryant’s final game.
The Lakers will host the Utah Jazz for their last game of the season on April 13. The game will mark the end of Bryant’s legendary 20-season career, as the Lakers are currently in last place in Western Conference with an 11–44 record dashing their playoff hopes.
Tickets for the game start at $638 on StubHub and max out at $35,000 for courtside seats. Arenas, who has not played in the NBA since the 2011–12 season, requested a 10-day contract with the Lakers from April 3 to 13 so he could sit on the bench to watch Bryant in action for the last time without paying the steep ticket prices.
Just tried to get courtside seats to #Kobes Last home game #smdh #SOLDOUT.....But yall know I keeps a backup plan.....as I look at the end of the lakers bench AND realize what #hibbert #metta @swaggyp1 been doing all season #WatchingKobesLastSeason in those NICE #CourtsideSeats....Buss you gotta let me be down..give ya boy a #10day from (april 3rd-13th) ill pay for the seat...I dont want the seat #metta sits in...that shit so far in the corner,I thought that nigga was security last time he wore all blk #NOTHX.....dont sit me next to #nick or #hibbert they #downsyndrome looks like its catchable,NOT paying top dolla to catch what them two #nighas look like they got #NOTHX hahahaha Just as long as im on the left side of that bighead nigha #sacre NO offence bra I wanna see the #Mamba not a life size #bottlehead version of #Mrclean AND far away from #byronscott as possible...the way he coaches,hes liable put anyone in whos sitting next to him (jack nickelson #batman go get #russell and u guard #cousin's #playhard) hahahaha ..can somebody let me know who I can contact for My request demands hahahahaha
The game is scheduled to begin at 10:30 p.m. ET.