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Pair of courtside seats for Finals game seven sell for $99,000

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Sitting courtside for any NBA game is always a costly affair, but sitting courtside for the first NBA Finals game seven since 2013? Well, that's another level altogether.

According to a report from ESPN's business reporter Darren Rovell, the online ticket company Stub Hub recently sold two courtside seats for tonight's Oracle Arena contest for a staggering $99,000 - $49,500 each.

Per the resale website, that is some $12,500 more than their previous record set when one fan purchased a courtside seat for game four of the 2008 Finals between the Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics.

With the Cavaliers attempting to become the first team to win a Finals series having trailed 1-3, tensions rising between the two teams and a Stephen Curry vs LeBron James legacy debate already having begun, tonight's game between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers is one of the most eagerly anticipated games in years.

The fact someone is willing to pay what is essentially the yearly average wage for someone in the United States sums up just how keen people are to be as close to the action as possible. 

2016 NBA Finals - Game Six

Just who stumped up the big bucks is a mystery, with Stub Hub refusing to give any personal details of the buyer. However, per ESPN, the company did admit that the individual who purchased the pair of tickets is "well known".

With the likes of Drake, Jay Z and Beyonce all having taken a seat on the edge of the hardwood during these Finals already, we can certainly expect several big names present for tonight's season finale.

Regardless of whether you're sitting courtside, in row z or watching on TV everything is set up for a must watch encounter.

Topics:
NBA Finals
NBA
Stephen Curry
Golden State Warriors
Pacific Division
Western Conference
LeBron James
Cleveland Cavaliers
Central Division
Eastern Conference

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