LOS ANGELES (AP) -With or without Kobe Bryant on the floor, fans will pay more to see the Los Angeles Lakers next season.
Courtside seats at Staples Center popular with celebrities were raised from $2,200 to $2,300 per game - a 4.5 percent increase, team officials said, and tickets in six lower level sections will increase from $220 to $230, also a 4.5 percent increase.
The team institued the nearly across-the board price hikes for the second straight year, with the average increase totaling nearly 5 percent.
The NBA-mandated $10 seats remained unchanged. The Lakers offer 500 of those seats, which is the league minimum.
Season-ticket holders renewed at a 97 percent rate last year, up 5 percent from the previous season.

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