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Kobe Bryant's retirement news has led to hike in ticket prices

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It has been a career filled with countless accolades, lucrative contracts and celebration that will no doubt end in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Kobe Bryant will hang up the purple and gold following the 2015-16 NBA season, capping a 20-year career that boasted five NBA titles, 17 All-Star selections, two scoring titles and an MVP Award to boot.

Farewell tour

As fans begin to say their goodbyes to the Black Mamba along his newly-dubbed farewell tour, they’ll be paying even bigger ticket prices at the box office.

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In fact, each of the Lakers’ 66 remaining games experienced a price hike following Bryant’s retirement announcement.

The most notable increases were seen on the road, including December 6 vs the Pistons and January 23 vs the Trail Blazers.

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However, the Lakers’ final home game of the season against the Jazz on April 13 experienced the biggest boost.

Lakers vs Jazz tickets now average $1,340.71 on the secondary market, up 180% from the weekend’s average of $477.98. If looking just to get into that game, the cheapest ticket is listed for a whopping $561.

Below is a full breakdown of the 24-hour price trend before and after Bryant’s announcement, according to data provided by TiqIQ:

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