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You'll Have To Drop Some Serious Cash To See Kobe Bryant's Final Games

Last night, Kobe Bryant announced this will be his final season in the NBA.

In a poem he wrote for The Players' Tribune to make public his decision, Kobe said,

My heart can take the pounding My mind can handle the grind But my body knows it's time to say goodbye.

And if you want to say goodbye to Kobe in person, it's going to cost you a nice chunk of change to do so.

Following Kobe's retirement announcement, secondary market ticket prices to see the Lakers soared considerably.

The average ticket price for LA's final regular-season home game against the Spurs rose by a reported 240 percent. As of today, it's going to cost you at least $571 just to get in the building.

And in case you're trying to spend racks and catch some of Kobe's sweat or something, you and a friend can sit in the lower bowl of Staples Center for a cool $21,000 a piece.

Folks who want to see the Black Mamba wish ticket prices would look something like Best Buy's prices on Black Friday.

Citations: Kobe Bryant retirement announcement causes ticket prices to soar (USA TODAY)