Cavaliers vs. Warriors Game 5 Tickets Reportedly Sold for $133,000

Tyler ConwayFeatured ColumnistJune 12, 2017

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) gestures to fans during the second half against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 4 of basketball's NBA Finals in Cleveland, Friday, June 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)
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An unknown person paid $133,000, including buyer's fees, for two courtside tickets to Monday night's Game 5 NBA Finals matchup at Oracle Arena.

ESPN's Darren Rovell reported the news, which came from the Golden State Warriors' official ticketing website. The buyer paid about $17,000 in fees alone, meaning the tickets cost roughly $116,000 ($58,000 apiece).

Rovell reported the average resale price of tickets is $1,731. Some courtside tickets have face values of $3,000, but the actual value of the tickets purchased for Game 5 is unclear.

Two similar sales saw a pair of tickets go for $90,000 and $82,000, respectively, as Warriors fans prepare for what might be their second championship in three seasons. Golden State is currently favored by 8.5 points at most sportsbooks, per Oddsshark.

While the price point seems a little high, this largely comes down to letting people live their best lives. If you have $133,000 sitting around in the bank account and can freely spend it on some Warriors tickets, who among us can judge?

Those Warriors fans just better hope the Game 5 result is the one they want. Otherwise, the prices for Games 6 and 7 are only going to go up from here.