Fan Bids More Than $80K On NBA Finals Game 7 Ticket

Jun. 17 2010, Published 8:50 a.m. ET

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How much would you pay to sit near an A-list star at Game 7 of the NBA finals in Los Angeles?

One fan bid at least $81,083 for a court-side seat to the festivities, as the hype reaches a fever pitch for Thursday's decisive game between the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers, can report.

The huge bid was place on online auctioneer, and other sites such as eBay were full of fast, furious bidding in anticipation of the much-ballyhooed showdown on the hardwood. Even fans paying for nosebleed seats were coughing up to $600 for tickets to the event, the first Game 7 in the finals since the San Antonio Spurs edged the Detroit Pistons four games to three in 2005.

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The series has drawn a red carpet full of celebs, including the usual suspects including Lakers superfans Leonardo DiCaprio and Jack Nicholson, as well as First Lady Michelle Obama, Hollywood "It" couple Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green, and Oscar-winner Hilary Swank.


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