Wanna sit courtside at the Lakers?

$3,300. That's face value, not scalper's prices. For one ticket.

I did a quick in-house survey, and Wayne "Moneybags" Garcia came closest. He guessed $2,500. Wade Tatangelo and Joe Bardi weighed in with $2,000. Sal "Dream On" Salveggi figured the tix would cost $250 a pop.

I always figured sitting a few seats down from Jack at a Lakers game was a pricey proposition. Courtside seats. Los Angeles. Big bucks, huh? I found out last night just how pricey.

If someone had asked me prior to last night’s telecast (when they flashed the courtside ducats on the screen) what they cost, I’d probably have said about a grand. I was wrong.

Courtside seats for 2008 L.A. Lakers Western Conference Final playoff games cost

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Eric Snider

Eric Snider is the dean of Bay area music critics. He started in the early 1980s as one of the founding members of Music magazine, a free bi-monthly. He was the pop music critic for the then-St. Petersburg Times from ‘87-’93. Snider was the music critic, arts editor and senior editor of Weekly Planet/Creative...
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