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  1. When a Miss Becomes a Rebound Becomes a Make: Introducing the Boo...

    Kirk Goldsberry

    Earlier this month, the Kings and Clippers were locked up in a dogfight at Staples Center. With Sacramento up one, clinging to a late-game lead, Darren Collison dropped an entry pass down to DeMarcus "Boogie" Cousins, who was posting up Bla...

    Blog | November 18, 2014
  2. The Replacements: Punk’s Gone. Bryan’s Gone. Reigns I...

    The Masked Man

    At SummerSlam, WWE announced that next year's event would be moving from Staples Center, where it has spent the past six years, to "New York and New Jersey." It was intentionally vague, because WWE seems to be u...

    Blog | September 24, 2014
  3. Half Baked: A Not-Entirely-Civil Debate Between Our Favorite King...

    Katie Baker and The Royal Half

    With Game 1 of the Stanley Cup final being played tonight at Staples Center, we asked two fans to channel their nerves into something constructive: a conversation about their hopes, fears, dreams, and car ownership status. Here, Grantland's...

    Blog | June 04, 2014
  4. We Went There: The Fall of the Blackhawks, the Return of the King...

    Katie Baker

    The last time I saw Luc Robitaille in person, he was standing behind a bar inside Staples Center tossing out victory cigars. This was two years ago, the Los Angeles Kings had just won the franchise's first Stanley Cup, and Robitaille &m...

    Blog | June 02, 2014
  5. We Went There: Post-Clippers Game Dodgeball at Staples Center

    Eric Ducker

    Photo: Allison Knight A cheer went up in the makeshift holding pen behind Section 112 of Staples Center on a Saturday night. Jeff Teague had just blown his first free throw in the closing seconds of the Hawks' one-point loss to the Clipp...

    Blog | March 25, 2014
  6. We Went There: Drake's Would You Like a Tour? at Staples Center

    Alex Pappademas

    Monday night, Staples Center, Los Angeles, North America. Headliner is Aubrey Drake Graham, representative from Young Money/Cash Money/October's Very Own family of labels, and of north North America, specifically Toronto. Time ticket says show starts...

    Blog | November 27, 2013
  7. Was Louisiana Visited by an R. Kelly Imposter This Weekend?

    Zach Dionne

    There may be a make-believe R. Kelly in our midst, and this matters. Not only because Kellz might have fudged a concert or had his likeness taken advantage of, but because we don't want Lady Gaga impersonators playing Staples Center in a few years wh...

    Blog | October 29, 2013
  8. Diving Into the Red Sea at Taylor Swift's Sold-Out Staples Center...

    Molly Lambert and Emily Yoshida

    Taylor Swift is in the middle of a sold-out four-night engagement at Staples Center in Los Angeles, and Grantland writers Molly Lambert and Emily Yoshida could not resist the pull of Swiftmania. Last night, they surrendered themselves to the beckonin...

    Blog | August 21, 2013
  9. Jimmy Kimmel vs. The Beliebers

    Mark Lisanti

    What kind of abhorrent behavior will Justin Bieber fans tolerate from their downy-faced, monkey-hoarding Messiah? Jimmy Kimmel dispatched his Lie Witness News team to Staples Center to expose the unquestioning depths of their Bieber-worship. As it tu...

    Blog | June 27, 2013
  10. About Last Night: Kings Defend Their Throne

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were out living your own sports dreams by eating pretzels like Jason Alexander circa '94, here's what you missed in sports on Tuesday: The Los Angeles Kings once again showed that Staples Center is a fortress, extending their unbeate...

    Blog | June 05, 2013
  11. The Los Angeles Kings and Round 2 of the NHL playoffs

    Katie Baker

    The 2013 Los Angeles Kings sure look like ... the 2012 Los Angeles Kings.

    Story | Conversation | May 17, 2013
  12. We Went There: The Lakers Steal the 7-Seed

    Robert Mays

    Less than 10 minutes before tipoff, the real weight of last night's game at Staples Center, the type of weight given to fighting for playoff life and extending a season that seemed over a dozen times, was gone. As the Lakers and Rockets warmed up on ...

    Blog | April 18, 2013
  13. We Went There: The NCAA Tournament West Regional

    Robert Mays

    As Aaron Craft dribbled down court last night, with the game tied and 20 seconds remaining, the Staples Center looked it might on any other night. A 4:45 p.m. local start time had meant a slow-arriving, slower-to-settle-in crowd, but by now, the plac...

    Blog | March 29, 2013
  14. If Staples Center Will Go Vegetarian for Morrissey, What Would Th...

    Amos Barshad

    Yesterday afternoon, Morrissey appeared to be barely off his death bed. A troubling bit of bleeding ulcer, he explained in wondrously-stereotypical Moz fashion, was forcing him to cancel shows: "For those scholars who are heatedly curious, my ulcer i...

    Blog | February 19, 2013
  15. We Went There: Dwight Howard's Lakers Debut

    Robert Mays

    Two months wasn't enough. Even with 72 days to picture these Lakers, there was no way to be ready for what came over the speakers Sunday at Staples Center. Pau Gasol, Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash, and Dwight Howard are in one place, and last night they we...

    Blog | October 22, 2012
  16. About Last Night: Ronaldo's Last-Minute Miracle

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Tuesday. Note: Due to an ongoing labor dispute at Grantland, today's joke will be written by a group of replacement writers called up from the Grantland's Division ...

    Blog | September 19, 2012