Hype Tours launches Farewell Kobe Hype Tour

Much has been made of Kobe Bryant’s final season in the NBA, and every Lakers game has since been sold out, following Kobe’s announcement announced his impending retirement on The Players’ Tribune with a piquant stanza titled, “Dear Basketball”.

Hype Tours has taken the opportunity to present Australian basketball fans with a chance to experience the Laker legend’s performance live, one last time at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles.


Titled the Farewell Kobe Hype Tour ’16, the tour runs from 8 to 14 April 2016, and promises an unforgettable, behind the scene experience. This obviously includes tickets to Bryant’s final home game on 13 April 2016, and access to his final warm up session.

An exclusive Hype experience for Kobe fans –one that has not been in set in stone as yet, but is highly likely to happen– includes a chance to see Kobe’s locker room up close and personal.

Other highlights include a photo opportunity and VIP dinner with NBA player James Ennis, who is currently signed to the Memphis Grizzlies. Ennis spent a portion of his career with the NBL’s Perth Wildcats in their championship 2013-14 season, and left a very positive impression on local fans with his MVP performance in Perth.

[Read: James Ennis reminisces Down Under, plans eventual return]

There will also be access to pregame warmups for Los Angeles Clippers and Memphis Grizzlies games, along with an exclusive training facility and locker room experience. Meet and greet sessions with other NBA friends have been promised, but details are yet to be available at this time.

Prices start from $8,400 for the tour, which includes tickets to three NBA games (including Kobe’s final game), all flights (international and domestic), luxury accommodation and transfers.

For more details of the itinerary and expressions of interest, enquiries can be made to Hype Tours via the upcoming tours section.

Don’t miss it, experience the Kobe Hype!


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