Finding tickets to the Los Angeles Lakers game doesn’t need to be a hassle. There are tons of places to buy them, and if all else fails, you can try to buy them at the game itself. You can buy them straight from the NBA, through a third party system like TicketMaster, or you can go through the team’s site.
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Getting a few tickets to the Lakers are bound to be a nice treat for your family. The team has a storied history, and they’ve won a total of 16 NBA Championships since the team was founded in 1947. They’re one of the perennial powerhouses of the Western Conference, and they’ve had some greats on their team like Kobe Bryant, Wilt Chamberlain, Gail Goodrich, Shaquille O’Neal, and Magic Johnson.
The team has the NBA’s record for the longest winning streak at 33 games. This record was set in the 1971-1972 season, and still stands strong. It’s also the longest winning streak that any American professional sports team has ever seen. Wilt Chamberlain, despite being near the end of his career at this point, was a big part of why this happened. Imagine having tickets to the Lakers game on one of those nights!
The Lakers play at the Staples Center. It is the only stadium in the NBA that hosts two different teams. Besides the Lakers, the LA Clippers also use this as their home court. There are many different events here throughout the year, and about four million people are guests here for some sort of sporting event, concert, or other show. Because they are so close to Hollywood, there are always famous actors, musicians, and others in attendance. Jack Nicholson, for example, is a huge Lakers fan.
You might be wondering where the Lakers got their name. The team was founded in Minnesota, near the Great Lakes area. People from that area were nicknames “Lakers,” so in 1947, when the team played its first pro game, the name would have made a lot more sense. The team moved to LA back in 1960, and although there are not many major lakes nearby, the name has stuck around.