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Someone paid nearly $57K for courtside seats to Game 1 of NBA Finals

Courtside seats to NBA games are typically reserved for A-listers, the uber-wealthy and the like, so perhaps it should not come as a total shock that there is a small segment of fans flush with enough cash to plunk down an absurd amount of money to sit in those heady arena areas during the Finals.

That said, the news that an individual paid what some people earn in annual income to sit courtside for Game 1 of the NBA Finals at Scotiabank Arena is nevertheless certainly newsworthy.

According to Action Network’s Darren Rovell, a fan recently paid nearly $57,000 — $76,000 in Canadian dollars — on StubHub for a pair of courtside seats to Thursday night’s game between the Toronto Raptors and Golden State Warriors.

It should go without saying that paying such a staggering amount of money to watch a couple hours of NBA basketball demonstrates the difference between the haves and have-nots of the world, though it’s not like we don’t hear about these kind of things happening all the time in the sports world.

Yet, taking in Game 1 at Toronto’s home court from such a vantage point does come with one potential pitfall: There’s a decent chance the two fans who snagged the courtside seats could have their view of the action annoyingly obscured by Raptors superfan Drake.

After all, the music mogul seemingly has free reign to parade up and down the court and do as he pleases for some baffling reason.