1. Magic Johnson and Shaq Statues
Magic and Shaq are two of the greatest players in Lakers history, and there is no better way to honor these legends than to stop by their statues. Grab a picture with these statues to remember your visit to LA.
2. Sports Museum
The Sports Museum inside Staples Center is the best place learn about Los Angeles sports history. In the museum, you’ll find lots of memorabilia and exhibits showcasing all the biggest moments, teams, and players in LA history. Make sure to stop by the Sports Museum before the game.
3. Laker Girls
The Laker Girls have been entertaining and pumping up crowds since 1979. The cheer squad is one of the most famous in the world, so you won’t want to miss their routines when attending a Lakers game.
4. Laker Band
Located in section 308, the Lakers Band is one of the oldest and most talented in the NBA. The band performs a variety of popular songs during the game and plays a significant role in making a Lakers game a special experience. Keep your ears peeled for the stylings of the Lakers Band during your next visit to Staples Center.
5. Championship Banners
The Lakers have one of the most illustrious histories in all of sports, so there’s no reason they shouldn’t show it off. The Lakers let everyone know about their past success, so take in the Lakers impressive 16 championship banners during your visit to Staples Center.
6. "I Love LA"
Immediately after the final buzzer of a Laker win, streamers fall from the rafters, and the Randy Newman song “I Love LA”, blares through the intercom. The tune gives off a great LA vibe and is an incredible way to celebrate a Lakers win.
7. Lawrence Tanter
Tanter has been the Lakers PA announcer since the 1981-82 season and is one of the most beloved announcers in the NBA. He knows how to work the crowd and does an excellent job of bringing everyone to their feet, so make sure to appreciate Tanter’s skill during your trip to LA.
8. Sportscenter Studio
Located across the street from Staples Center is the Sportscenter Studio. Sportscenter is one of the most popular sports show in the history of TV, so if you’re a big ESPN fan check it out before the game.
9. Celebrity Sightings
There is no better place in sports or perhaps anywhere to see stars than at a Lakers game. The team has countless celebrity fans including Jack Nicholson, Snoop Dogg, and Leonardo Dicaprio, so you’ll never know who you’ll see at the game.
10. LA Live
LA Live is home to lots of pregame entertainment options including restaurants and movie theaters among others. If you’re looking for somewhere to hang out before the game, then you can’t go wrong spending some time at LA Live.