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.

By SI Wire
February 18, 2016

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. 

The game is scheduled to begin at 10:30 p.m. ET.

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