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Company that has stake in Lakers, owns Staples Center up for sale

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AEG — the entertainment and sports subsidiary of The Anschutz Co., run by Denver billionaire Philip Anschutz — is being put up for sale. AEG has a stake in the Los Angeles Lakers as well as being the owner of the building they play in, the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles. AEG also was involved in [more]

NBA letting arenas book on NBA dates in December

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Even before NBA labor negotiations went south yesterday and union president Derek Fisher walked in the room and called the owners liars, there were ominous signs. The league has started to let NBA areas fill in NBA dates with other events as far out as December. At least they have at the Staples Center in [more]

Kareem should have a statue… but did you know his movie hit Netflix?

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Let’s get this part out of the way first: Yes, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar should have a statue out in front of Staples Center. Nobody who knows the game is disputing that or his place in Lakers or NBA history — including the Lakers, who have told Abdul-Jabbar his statue would be next (but there was no [more]

Kareem feels “slighted” Lakers haven’t given him statue

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Magic Johnson has one, a larger-than-life bronze statue of him in front of Staples Center, home of the Lakers. Jerry West has one. So does legendary Lakers broadcaster Chick Hearn. (So do Wayne Gretzky and Oscar de la Hoya.) Kareem Abdul-Jabbar — who like Magic and West never played in Staples — feels slighted he [more]

Cavs Christian Eyenga recounts Staples Center knife incident

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When a knife-wielding crazy man rushed into Staples Center near the court Saturday afternoon about 90-minutes before the tipoff of the Cavaliers and Clippers, Christian Eyenga was out on the floor putting up some shots. The man rushed through the security at the media/employee entrance to Staples and down toward the court at Staples, with [more]