Lakers crushed the Mavericks tonight!! Wonder how many of us PDC nerds were there?
Kral and I went to the game - Staples Center is next door to the convention center. We're such scalping newbies -- have no idea how “the system” works.
Our price point was WAY below what the scalpers were offering, so most of them would just chuckle and blow us off. Cheapskates. After Kral *ASKED THE COPS* on the street corner if scalping is legal (answer: no), we moved down the block a bit.
Finally found a dude selling for $60. Kral's printout of seating chart showed that these were about the most decent we could get on the upper deck. We were so nervous about the transaction, worried about the legitimacy of the tickets, etc. that we forgot to verify that the tickets were TOGETHER ! Whoops. The usher chuckled when we presented our *different* tickets, but just pointed us to a row where there were some empty seats. Worked out - didn't get booted from there during the game.
Lakers looked good - Malone and Payton were the show. Kobe didn't play -- showed up on the bench mid-3rd quarter. Crowd went nuts.