Tickets for the first Lakers game since Kobe Bryant's death are on sale for $99,000 after StubHub said it will give all proceeds to his charity

Tickets for the first Lakers game since the unexpected death of basketball star Kobe Bryant are on sale for just under $100,000.

As of early Friday morning Los Angeles time, tickets for the Lakers game on Friday against the Portland Trail Blazers at the Staples Center ranged from $650 to just under $100,000 on the ticket exchange and resales site StubHub.

Several tickets in the upper areas of the arena are listed for $99,000 each. Similar tickets in similar areas of the arena are also available on StubHub for around $650.

$99,000 laker tickets
$99,000 laker tickets


A statement on StubHub when buying tickets for the game says 100% of the profits from the next two Lakers games from the website will be donated to Bryant's charity foundation.

"In honor of Kobe and Gigi Bryant, all fees for the Jan. 31 Lakers vs Portland Trailblazers game and the Lakers vs Clippers game — for whenever it is rescheduled — will be donated to the Kobe & Vanessa Bryant Family Foundation," the company's statement said.

It is unclear whether or not the tickets are being listed at such extreme prices simply to help raise money for the charity.

Stubhub did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the ticket prices sent by Business Insider.

The Kobe & Vanessa Bryant Family Foundation is a public charity dedicated to improving the lives of youth and families in need through encouraging young people to stay active through sports, according to their website.

Tickets for the same game, which will be the first played by the team since Bryant's death, were previously available to purchase on the second-hand ticket market for as little as $199, according to the MailOnline, which cited KXAN — around four times less than the minimum price on StubHub.

Ticket prices on other sites such as Vivid Seats range from around $700 to $3000, and on from $660 to $10,000 for courtside tickets.

The game will be the first since Bryant's sudden death in a helicopter crash on Sunday.

Bryant's 13-year-old daughter Gianni was also killed in the crash, along with another seven people on board.

The NBA announced they will honor Bryant and his daughter next month in an all-stars game for charity, according to the BBC.

The teams will be captained by LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo. The teams will play for Chicago-based community organizations, with the winner of each quarter of the game receiving $100,000, according to the BBC.

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