Would you rather own a brand-new Tesla Model S or attend Game 5 of the NBA Finals courtside?
That question almost surely was not posed to whomever bought two premium tickets to the Warriors-Cavaliers game Monday at Oracle Arena for a mind-blowing total of $133,000.
That makes those seats the most expensive in NBA history, according to ESPN’s Darren Rovell, and included more than $17,000 in fees along considering official Ticketmaster resales carry a 15 percent buyer fee.
Rovell reported that the seats were sold by a Golden State season-ticket holder — who can now purchase a Mercedez-Benz, a Rolls-Royce a Porsche, a Ferrari or, yes, a couple Teslas.
Face value of specific Finals tickets at Oracle Arena are unknown, though Rovell reported that face value on Finals games was $3,000 at the time of renewal last year. The average resale value on the team site for Game 5 tickets is $1,731 according to Rovell, almost 20 percent higher than last year’s Game 5 ($1,444).
The next biggest sales for seats to Monday’s game were $45,000 and $41,000 per ticket. Average price for tickets sold on a first-come, first-served basis Saturday went for $575 to $975.
That’s quite a profit for any resales — a carload of profit.