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Kobe Bryant returns to PHX for last time

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Posted at 2:05 PM, Mar 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-23 17:22:04-04

The Phoenix Suns are 19-51 so far this season, and the team they’re hosting Wednesday night has an even worse record, yet the cheapest ticket available right now online is $130. Why? The answer is simple. Kobe Bryant.

Bryant will play Wednesday night at Talking Stick Resort Arena for the final time in his career. The Suns and Bryant have always had a love hate relationship, and no matter how much you once despised the man who time and time again led the Suns to heartbreak, seeing Bryant for one last time is something many basketball fans consider a priceless opportunity.

Bryant is in his 20th and final season in the NBA, and has a career average of 25 points and 5 rebounds a game. To put it into perspective, Suns rookie Devin Booker was less than a week old when Bryant made his debut for the Lakers in 1996.

The Suns take on the Lakers Wednesday night at 7 p.m. Tickets are available on the Suns website and Ticketmaster, but expect to pay a high dollar amount to see the 18 time All-Star and five time NBA champion in Phoenix for the final time.