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Slam-Dunk Your Trip and Catch a L.A. Lakers Game

The L.A. Lakers are one of the most popular and successful teams in the NBA. When you’re in the Los Angeles area, check out a basketball game and cheer with other fans for your favorite team.

Check Out the Lakers and Stay at Hotels Near Staples Center

The Lakers have quite a history in L.A. Check them out and enjoy the best of basketball, then find out where to stay for a Lakers game.

Lakers History

The team originally played in Minneapolis (their name was a nod to Minnesota, “Land of 10,000 Lakes”). In the early 1960s, they moved to Los Angeles, where the team has remained ever since. They won their first title in L.A. after the addition of storied player Wilt Chamberlain in the early 1970s.

Other past players of note: Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Shaquille O’Neal, and Kobe Bryant.

The Stadium

The Lakers play at Staples Center, which they share with their rivals, the Clippers. It’s located in downtown L.A. and features premier seats, private and event suites, in-stadium restaurants, concessions, and various Lakers merchandise shops.

Laker Girls

The Laker Girls are the team’s official dance/cheer squad and regularly perform at home games and during halftime.

Ready for some basketball? Stay with us here at the Marriot Burbank Airport Hotel when attending a L.A. Lakers game.