Provide your email for confirmation

Tell us a bit about yourself

country *

Please provide your email address

welcome to Rappler

Login

To share your thoughts

Don't have an account?

Login with email

Check your inbox

We just sent a link to your inbox. Click the link to continue signing in. Can’t find it? Check your spam & junk mail.

Didn't get a link?

Sign up

Ready to get started

Already have an account?

Sign up with email

By signing up you agree to Rappler’s Terms and Conditions and Privacy

Check your inbox

We just sent a link to your inbox. Click the link to continue registering. Can’t find it? Check your spam & junk mail.

Didn't get a link?

Join Rappler+

How often would you like to pay?

Annual Subscription

Monthly Subscription

Your payment was interrupted

Exiting the registration flow at this point will mean you will loose your progress

Your payment didn’t go through

Exiting the registration flow at this point will mean you will loose your progress

welcome to Rappler+

It's a golden ticket – nearly $50,000 for 2 to NBA Finals

GAME 7. Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (R) and Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (L) will engage in one final showdown for all the marbles in Game 7. Photo by LARRY W.

SMITH/EPA

OAKLAND, USA – Tickets for Sunday's, June 19 (Monday, June 20 in Manila) decisive seventh-game NBA Finals championship showdown between the Cleveland Cavaliers and defending champion Golden State are going for a king's ransom on the resale market.

StubHub spokesman Cameron Papp says the ticket resale firm sold the most expensive non-suite seats in its 16-year history to the Father's Day matchup at Oakland's Oracle Arena, with each ticket going for *$49,500 (43,900 euros) or almost Php 2.3 million.

Papp told USA Today and ESPN that the unidentified purchaser of the courtside seats broke the website's old record of $37,000 for a front-row seat to Game 4 of the 2008 NBA Finals between the Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics.

The buyer was "well known," Papp told ESPN.

StubHub also sold a ticket for $35,000 to last year's boxing showdown between Filipino icon Manny Paqcquiao and unbeaten US fighter Floyd Mayweather in Las Vegas.

"Nothing really surprises me with the Warriors," Papp told USA Today. "It's a Game 7 and it's in Silicon Valley, where people have deep pockets."

LeBron James scored 41 points in each of the past two games to spark Cleveland victories and rally the Cavaliers from a 3-1 deficit in the best-of-7 series to force the seventh-game winner-take-all showdown.

The website sold 5 tickets to Game 6 in Cleveland for $25,000 each.

Either the Cavaliers will complete the greatest comeback in NBA history – no team has ever rallied from 3-1 down to win the finals – and the Warriors will suffer the greatest choke in finals history or the Warriors will cap a campaign that included a record 73 regular-season wins from 82 games with a crown and hand James his fifth loss in seven NBA Finals appearances, including his third defeat in a row. – Rappler.com

*1 USD = Php 46.4350 as of Sunday, June 19