Pro Basketball in Los Angeles
Now Is A Perfect Time for a Private Tour to the Staples Center
Basketball season is underway and the Staples Center is busy hosting the games of two of its three professional teams calling it home: the Los Angeles Lakers and the Los Angeles Clippers. The WNBA Sparks (this year’s championship team) play again next year. The Staples Center sits at the downtown corner of Olympic and Figueroa Streets in a part of the city that has seen an enormous resurgence in recent years with the addition of LA Live. Already here was the Los Angeles Convention Center but with new hotels, restaurants and entertainment the southern end of downtown is now a major destination for anyone and everyone. That includes guests enjoying a private tour of Los Angeles with us. For basketball fans a stop at the Staples Center allows us to meander the courtyard and pay our respects to some of the great athletes who played for these teams. Crowds fill the arena on game days enjoying the athletic prowess of today’s stars and hoping to see who the next “greats” will be. Sports bring us all together even when we root for opposing teams. Los Angeles, melting pot that it is, has legions of fans for every team that visits the Staples Center. We see enough visiting team jerseys aboard our luxury SUVs to know that sometimes our guests are sightseeing with us just until it is time to head to the Staples Center for that evening’s action. We will talk about hockey (the Los Angeles Kings play here) in another posting.