Los Angeles Lakers Tickets for Sale
We begin a new era in Los Angeles, one without Kobe Bryant as a member of the Lakers for the first time in 20 years. Coming off back-to-back horrific seasons, expectations are low for the franchise, but fans should be hopeful and excited for what’s to come. With a new coach in town, Luke Walton, and a slew of young talent, this Lakers team has a bright future ahead and will be looking for which player steps up as the face of the organization. This core of young players includes Brandon Ingram, D’Angelo Russell, Julius Randle and Jordan Clarkson, along with key veteran free agents they picked up this offseason Luol Deng and Timofey Mosgov. This roster is one that could develop into a contender, with their new young head coach growing along with them.
Despite a rough patch and enduring an awful season with the Bryant farewell tour, fans and Los Angeles Lakers ticket holders have plenty to look forward to. A change in the culture and coaching staff should have this team heading in the right direction, with the Lakers back on top in the near future. Be sure to support these guys as they embark on a new era by securing your Los Angeles Lakers tickets today. You won’t want to miss their thrilling journey back to the top of the NBA.
The Los Angeles Lakers were the first dynasty in professional basketball. Then the Lakers played in Minneapolis and the league was known as the BAA. However, despite the different era (the late 1940s-early 1950s), different city, and different league, the Lakers dominated because of a familiar force, the big man. George Mikan towered over the rest of the league at 6-10 and became the first superstar. He helped change the game and the Lakers have continued to attract both the best big men the NBA and those players that would change the game.
All this has led to 31 conference titles and 17 championships (5 coming in Minneapolis and 11 coming in Los Angeles, where the franchise moved in 1960). The player ranks included Mikan in the first half of the 1950s; Elgin Baylor and Jerry West in the 1960s; West, Wilt Chamberlain, and Gail Goodrich in the 1970s; Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and James Worthy in the 1980s; Shaq and Kobe in the late 1990s through the early 21st century; and Kobe, Pau Gasol, and company to today.
That list of players above should make it clear the city and the team have been trendsetters. The franchise championed post basketball until Magic Johnson began running Showtime in the 1980s and won six championships. Kobe and Shaq brought back the two man game between a dominant post player and an ethereal perimeter player.
With Dwight likely to stay at the Staples Center for the foreseeable future and Kobe likely to play for the Lakers until his retirement, the team has time to remain competitive while forging the new championship combination. Los Angeles Lakers tickets will continue to sell out as this team is one of the most important in the NBA and the fans are not going to abandon the team for the Clippers.