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Staples Center, home of the Lakers and Clippers, was featured in the November issue of Stadium Journey Magazine as one of the NBA's best arenas.
With profiles on the Toyota Center (Houston Rockets), The Palace (Detroit Pistons) and Barclays Center (Brooklyn Nets), Staples is singled out for improvements made over the off-season.
First and foremost, Stadium Journey notes the inherent upgrade the Lakers' acquisitions of Steve Nash and Dwight Howard will be for Staples Center (although that has yet to bear fruit for the team with Nash's leg injury)
The magazine also notes the collection of statues in Star Plaza, including the recent addition of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, urging fans to arrive to games early to "marvel" before tipoff.
Credit is given to the Lakers' roommates, the Clippers, who boast stars Chris Paul and Blake Griffin.
Stadium Journey also calls L.A. Live "one of the best" neighborhoods surrounding an arena.
Unfortunately there's less of an emphasis on the Kings, with the NHL currently embroiled in a lengthy lockout.
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After the loss came more sobering news. Contrary to some speculation, Lakers point guard Steve Nash is unlikely to return to action at any point on the team’s upcoming four-game road trip.
“I can’t imagine that,” Nash told USA TODAY Sports. “I would think it will be at least another two weeks. I’m not even running yet.”
Nash has missed the last 19 games with a small...
Steve Nash could return during the Lakers’ four-game trip that starts Tuesday in Cleveland, Coach Mike D’Antoni said Sunday after his team’s shoot-around.
“I wouldn’t put my reputation on it. It’s possible,” D’Antoni said.
The Lakers’ trip also includes stops in New York on Thursday, Washington on Friday and Philadelphia on Sunday.
Nash has missed 18 games because...
Steve Nash could return during the Lakers four-game trip that starts Tuesday in Cleveland, Coach Mike DAntoni said Sunday after his teams shoot-around.
I wouldnt put my reputation on it. Its possible, DAntoni said.
The Lakers trip also includes stops in New York on Thursday, Washington on Friday and Philadelphia on Sunday.
Nash has missed 18 games because of a small fracture in...
Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Nash, who is tied with Mark Price for the best free throw shooting percentage in NBA history at 90.4 percent, offered to help Dwight Howard shoot free throws during Friday's shootaround, but he wasn't having any of it.
"Listen, he was just suggesting some things, but it's not something that we've already talked about or anybody...
Oklahoma City star Kevin Durant, who is now at 10,517 career points after scoring 36 in the Thunder's 114-108 victory over the Lakers Friday night, remembers growing up and watching Kobe Bryant dominate.
“I didn't really get to see a lot of Jordan in his prime,” said Durant, who then playfully took a jab at Bryant. “But seeing Kobe, I know he's an old fart.”...
Steve Nash is hoping to return to the Los Angeles Lakers lineup Tuesday in Cleveland. However, coach Mike D'Antoni told Ben Bolch of the Los Angeles Times that, “I wouldn’t put my reputation on it. It’s possible."
Nash has missed 18 games this season because of a small fracture in his fibula. D'Antoni said Nash's attitude is more upbeat as he gets closer...
LOS ANGELES -- Another Lakers' game Sunday night and another performance devoid of defensive energy and intensity, resulting in a 117-110 loss to the Utah Jazz at Staples Center.
"We're just not very good right now," said head coach Mike D'Antoni. That's the understatement of the season.
A Laker team, which was supposed to be a legitimate title hopeful...
Toward the end of shootaround Friday, Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Nash approached Dwight Howard and offered up a couple of tips on how to shoot free throws.
Though Howard is shooting just 46.9 percent from the foul line this season, while Nash is tied with Mark Price for the best free throw percentage in NBA history at 90.4 percent, the Lakers center said he’s had enough...