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Valley View Casino Center
3500 Sports Arena Blvd, San Diego, California 92110
LOS ANGELES LAKERS VS. DENVER NUGGETS
SUN, 30 SEP 2018 at 06:30PM PDT
Doors Open: 05:30PM
OnSale: Mon, 21 May 2018 at 10:00AM PDT
Announcement: Mon, 14 May 2018 at 10:00AM PDT
The Los Angeles Lakers are an American professional basketball team based in Los Angeles, California. They play in the Pacific Division of the Western Conference in the National Basketball Association (NBA). The Lakers play their home games at Staples Center, which they share with their local NBA rival, the Los Angeles Clippers, the Los Angeles Kings of the NHL, and the Los Angeles Sparks of the WNBA. The Lakers are one of the most successful teams in the history of the NBA, and have won 16 championships, their last being in 2010. As of 2012, the Lakers are the most valuable NBA franchise according to Forbes, having an estimated value of $900 million.
The franchise began with the 1947 purchase of a disbanded team, the Detroit Gems of the NBL. The new team began playing in Minneapolis, Minnesota, calling themselves the Lakers in honor of the state's nickname, «Land of 10,000 Lakes». The Lakers won five championships in Minneapolis, propelled by center George Mikan, who is described by the NBA's official website as the league's «first superstar». After struggling financially in the late 1950s following Mikan's retirement, they relocated to Los Angeles before the 1960–61 season.
Led by Hall of Famers Elgin Baylor and Jerry West, Los Angeles made the NBA Finals six times in the 1960s, but lost each series to the Boston Celtics, beginning their long and storied rivalry. In 1968, the Lakers acquired four time MVP Wilt Chamberlain to play center, and after losing in the Finals in 1969 and 1970, they won their sixth NBA title--and first in Los Angele--in 1972, led by new head coach Bill Sharman. After the retirement of West and Chamberlain, the team acquired another center, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who had won multiple MVP awards, but was unable to make the Finals in the late 1970s. The 1980s Lakers were nicknamed «Showtime» due to their Magic Johnson-led fast break-offense, and won five championships in a nine-year span, including their first ever Finals championship against the Celtics in 1985. This team featured Hall of Famers in Johnson, Abdul-Jabbar, and James Worthy, and a Hall of Fame coach, Pat Riley. After Abdul-Jabbar and Johnson's retirement, the team struggled in the early 1990s before acquiring Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant in 1996. Led by O'Neal, Bryant, and another Hall of Fame coach, Phil Jackson, Los Angeles won three consecutive titles between 2000 to 2002, securing the franchise its second «three-peat». After losing both the 2004 and 2008 NBA Finals, the Lakers won two more championships by defeating the Orlando Magic in 2009 and Boston in 2010.
The Lakers hold the record for NBA's longest winning streak (33), set during the 1971-72 season, it is also the longest of any team in American professional sports. Sixteen Hall of Famers have played for Los Angeles, while four have coached the team. Four Lakers--Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson, Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant--have won the NBA Most Valuable Player Awards for a total of eight awards.
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All persons and bags are subject to search. Clear tote bags (including handbags/purses) that are clear plastic, vinyl or PVC and do not exceed 12” x 6” x 12” will be admitted inside after inspection. One-gallon clear plastic freezer or storage bags are also permitted. Small clutch bags or wallets that do not exceed 4.5” x 6.5 “, with or without a handle or strap, may be carried into the venue along with one of the clear bag options (clear tote or storage bag). Oversized bags (i.e. backpacks, suitcases, beach bags, laptop bags, etc.) are prohibited. Valley View Casino Center does not provide a general area to check bags, coats or any other personal belongings. For a list of other prohibited items, click here.
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Accessible Seating: By purchasing ADA accessible seats, fans verify that they, or someone who they are purchasing tickets for, require the features of an accessible seat.Accessible seats are held in areas throughout the arena.Row 9 in the following sections are on a flat surface, easily accessible for wheelchairs and motorized scooters. To access Row 8 in the following sections a patron would go down two steps. It is suggested that Row 9 be used for wheelchairs/motorized scooters and a guest, and Row 8 be used for any additional guests (up to 2 additional guests permitted for a max of 4 tickets per ADA transaction) and/or guests with limited mobility. When facing the stage, Seat 1 will be on your right hand side.Please Click here to view the Accessible Seating Layout
For questions about Accessible Seating please call: 619-224-4171 x322, Monday through Friday, 11AM to 5:30PM