The Staples Center is one of the largest multipurpose arenas in the world. Located at Downtown Los Angeles and adjacent to the Los Angeles Convention Center, it has clearly made a name for itself as the sports and entertainment center of LA. The venue opened in 1998 and since then, it hosted seven NBA Finals series, Stanley Cup Finals, WNBA Finals, and U.S. Figure Skating Championships. Interestingly, its very floors marked the second-highest number of points scored in a single NBA history in the form of Kobe Bryant. But more than that, PETA named it as the most “vegetarian-friendly” arena in the NBA.
The arena houses four professional sports franchises—the NBA’s Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers, the NHL’s Los Angeles Kings, and the WNBA’s Los Angeles Sparks. The Clippers and Lakers both play home games in the Staples Center but use different courts, seating configurations, score tables, and basketball hoops. When facing each other in back-to-back matches, the Lakers-Clippers rivalry becomes the NBA’s “Hallway Series”.
Home Team: LA Lakers & LA Clippers