After a half decade of irrelevance the Los Angeles Lakers are officially back on the NBA map. Add LeBron James to the list of the all-time greats to suit up in the purple and gold - this season The King begins his journey as a Los Angeles Laker. Magic Johnson and the Lakers made the splashiest move of the wild NBA off-season, inking LeBron James to a 4-year, $154 million deal. The on-court struggles and the free agency failures of the post-Kobe era can now be forgotten, as LeBron James is tasked with the mission to bring the Lakers franchise back to its iconic stature.
With the arrival of LeBron James, the Lakers instantly return as can’t miss entertainment in Hollywood. James is the best basketball player of his generation, if not of all time, and the excitement around his presence in LA is certainly well deserved. Watching “showtime” live at Staples Center is back - the Los Angeles Lakers are once again the hottest ticket on the market.
Magic Johnson has crafted an interesting roster for head coach Luke Walton to work with, hoping the blend of young talent, savy veterans, and defensive-minded playmakers will be the perfect formula around LeBron James. After locking in LeBron James on the first day of free agency, the Lakers added Rajon Rondo, Lance Stephenson, JaVale McGee and others to round out the roster.
Forwards Brandon Ingram and Kyle Kuzma are two of the most talented young players in the league, and they should benefit tremendously by playing next to and learning from LeBron James. Both players are extremely young and their development may be the deciding factor in determining just how far this Lakers team can go in 2019. The highly scrutinized Lonzo Ball will have a lot to prove in his second professional season. He showed great promise as a distributor and rebounder for his position, but Ball’s shooting and scoring ability will need to improve if he wants to live up to his pre-draft potential. And of course, Lonzo’s dad LaVar Ball never seems to keep his mouth out of the spotlight. With LeBron James and LaVar Ball in the mix, there will be no shortage of entertainment coming out of Hollywood this season.
When heading out to Staples Center be sure to experience LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers in VIP fashion. Staples Center suites are perfect for entertaining clients or going to the game with family and friends. A Staples Center suite for Lakers games can accommodate groups of 12-18 people. With your suite you will get VIP parking, premium in-suite catering options, HDTVs and exclusive access to clubs located on the suite levels. There are three suite levels at the Staples Centers: A, B & C. With no shortage of celebrities at Lakers games to witness LeBron James in the purple and gold, Staples Center luxury suites may lead you to some familiar faces in the suite next door.