Great seats, disappointed LaBron did not play, but had fun watching the game.
This game was amazing. The Lakers have some really good talent and I’m looking forward to wins this season especially since “LeBron” is in the house. #LetsGoLakers
The seats were incredible. I will say the beer was ridiculously overpriced; worse than Staples.
Good but not what I paid for.
Hello, I paid a lot of money for these tickets expecting to see 15 minutes of him on the floor but apparently the day of the game was the day he won’t play. I was very disappointed but in total had a decent experience. But I think the Lakers should reduce ticket prices if they know he will rest for the preseason or regular season. I was holding to get a reimbursement or some credit because I don’t think it was fair to pay so much and not have the number one star not show up in a uniform to play.
Very entertaining but also disappointing
I took my son to 2 preseason Laker games at Honda Center. One in 2015 for the Black Momba's last season and this year to see King James first season with the Lakers. Unfortunately Kobe did not show up for the last preseason game and this year Lebron did not play. We were very disappointed to say the least. Overall though we still enjoyed all the action and didn't let the disappointment linger. I would recommend a preseason game at Honda. It is affordable and a great time.
Just One Thing Wasn't Great
Great parking, great venue, great entry, great seats, great ushers, and great game. Nuggets great. Lakers - not great.
It was fun taking my son to watch the Lakers play, however it felt disrespectful that Luke didn't even play Lonzo Ball or Brandon Ingram. I've hosted many events at Staples center and it seems that only the LA fans are worthy of their presence. I will not attend preseason games in the future. I'd like my money back. lol
Laker game was horrible!!!
The Laker game on 10/04/17 was horrible!! Ticketmaster sold me tickets for seats that do not exist at the Citizens Bank Arena. We missed half of the game because our seats didn't exist!!! the personnel from the Citizens Bank arena were able to accommodate us with other seats after half time. .. I am VERY DISAPPOINTED AND UPSET WITH TICKETMASTER !! I have been buying tickets with Ticketmaster for the pre-season Lakers game for the past 4 years and never had I had this experience. ...
Fun pre-season game
Great venue (and very close to home) to watch a pre-season Lakers game since never having been to a professional basketball game before.
We had such a great time again this year at Citizens Business Bank Arena seeing our Los Angeles Lakers play. We have done this for several years and are never disappointed. Easy access for us and always great seats. We almost wish you had more games with the Lakers there.
Los Angeles Lakers at STAPLES Center
The STAPLES Center has been the home of the Lakers since construction completed in 1999. Located adjacent to the LA Live entertainment district and next to the Los Angeles Convention Center, the STAPLES Center is in the heart of one of Los Angeles' most popular areas. The area has restaurants, bars, and entertainment, giving Lakers fans plenty of ways to enjoy a game night.
The Lakers share the STAPLES Center with three other professional franchises — fellow NBA team LA Clippers, the Los Angeles Kings of the NHL, and the Los Angeles Sparks of the WNBA.
Los Angeles Lakers 2018-19 Season
The Lakers made the biggest splash of the offseason, signing superstar LeBron James. The 2018-19 season will mark the first time in James' career that he will play in the Western Conference.
James will be the new focal point of a team that has focused on cultivating young talent in recent years. He will be counted on to shepherd the Lakers' young players — led by point guard Lonzo Ball and wings Brandon Ingram and Kyle Kuzma — to the playoffs, which they have missed in the last five consecutive seasons.
After signing James, the Lakers filled out their roster with several veterans. Point guard Rajon Rondo, wings Lance Stephenson and Michael Beasley, and center JaVale McGee all signed to bolster the team's depth.
The Lakers will be counting on their combination of fresh talent and veteran experience to rise in the conference.
Los Angeles Lakers History
The Lakers are one of the most storied franchises in all of sports. They boast 31 conference titles, 23 division titles, and 16 NBA Championships.
The Lakers franchise started in 1947 as the Minneapolis Lakers in Minneapolis, MN, and predated the official founding of the NBA. At the time, the Lakers were a member of the National Basketball League (NBL). They moved to the Basketball Association of America (BAA) prior to the 1948-49 season. After that season, the NBL and BAA merged to form the NBA. The Lakers dominated the newly formed NBA, winning five of the first six NBA Championships.
Two big decisions in 1960 altered the future of the franchise. First, they selected Jerry West with the No. 2 overall pick in the NBA Draft. Then, the franchise moved to Los Angeles in the same offseason, becoming the NBA's first team on the west coast. After several trips to the NBA Finals and trading for Wilt Chamberlain, the Lakers won the NBA Championship in 1971-72, a magical season that included a 33-game win streak, still the NBA record for most consecutive wins. West would go on to become a Hall of Famer, and his silhouette is featured as the NBA's logo.
The Lakers' next era of dominance began in 1979, when they selected Earvin "Magic" Johnson with the No. 1 overall pick. Johnson's unrivaled passing ability allowed the Lakers to play with an up-tempo style that became known as "Showtime."
Led by Johnson and Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the Lakers won the NBA Championship in Johnson's rookie season and won a total of five NBA Championships during the '80s.
The Lakers dominated the league again starting in the 1999-2000 season, this time led by the legendary duo of Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant. They won three consecutive titles, including a run through the 2000-01 playoffs that saw them lose just one game in four series.
The franchise entered a short rebuilding period after trading O'Neal in 2004, but Bryant led the Lakers to three consecutive NBA Finals appearances once again, starting in the 2007-08 season. They lost to the Celtics in their first appearance, but responded by winning the next two championships, the second of which came in seven games against the Celtics.
Bryant retired in 2016, and the Lakers have missed the playoffs in each of the last five seasons. They will look to end that streak this season with the addition of LeBron James.