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The biggest baller in the stands during NBA games isn't Spike Lee or Jack Nicholson or even Justin Bieber -- it's Jimmy Goldstein ... who spends more money on NBA tickets than anyone else on Earth. You've seen Goldstein on the court at various NBA games over the years -- and this week he confirmed what ex-NBA Commish David Stern has said ... that he's the NBA's biggest investor when it comes to tickets. As for how Goldstein made his fortune, that's a bit of a mystery -- but point is, the guy drops BANK when it comes to basketball. TMZ.com
Jimmy Goldstein was at Sunday’s Game 1 in San Antonio, his latest visit to the Alamo City dating back to the mid 1980s. He’s developed friendships with numerous members of the Spurs organization over the years, including owner Peter Holt and point guard Tony Parker. San Antonio Express-News
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I can see a young guy in Milwaukee being enthralled with the Packers, but why the interest in basketball? Jimmy Goldstein: I was a basketball player. Even though I wasn't good enough to make my college team, I pursued basketball from the age of six with such a passion. I had a basketball hoop in my driveway when I grew up. And even in the middle of Wisconsin winters, I would attach a hose to a hot water faucet in my house and melt all the snow and ice in my driveway so I could shoot hoops. I really loved playing basketball, and watching basketball just tied right in. And I was never a fan of college basketball. I wanted to see the best. And even though college basketball at that time was far more popular than the NBA, I didn't want any part of it. I wanted the NBA. I wanted the best. GQ.com
At least that came from a personal energy. Jimmy Goldstein: The urban look, so to speak, suddenly became a term. But for me that was very unattractive. I didn't think it flattered the fantastic figures a lot of these players had—it hid their figure. And it was a look that everybody had. It was an identical look. Every player was dressing the same. I couldn't stand it. And they all seemed to be focused on buying jewelry for $100,000 and spending $200 on their clothes. And I've never been a jewelry person, so I couldn't relate at all to what they were doing. GQ.com
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