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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. Congratulations to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on His New Statue

    Chris Ryan

    The statue-makers of Greater Los Angeles are on alert! Kareem is getting his statue! Just like he asked for! Sure, they could cast the image of Kareem perfectly executing a skyhook outside of Staples Center. But wouldn't the statue of Chick Hearn get...

    Blog | August 28, 2012
  13. The Crazy Drama of Ortiz-Lopez

    Rafe Bartholomew

    Immediately after the ninth round in Saturday's welterweight fight between Victor Ortiz and Josesito Lopez, I wrote a question in my notebook: "Who is crazier, Ortiz or Lopez?" From ringside at Staples Center, I had just watched Lopez and Ortiz sp...

    Blog | June 25, 2012
  14. Crown the Kings: The Scene From Staples Center

    Robert Mays

    The celebration began before the sun had even set in Los Angeles. By the time the final buzzer sounded and the Kings had piled on goalie Jonathan Quick, a crowd began to gather in the small plaza outside Staples Center. The party was smaller than ...

    Blog | June 12, 2012
  15. Lords of Tankonia: Jerome Dyson's Night at the Stripe

    Chris Ryan

    I feel like I would get along with New Orleans coach Monty Williams. For one thing, he had a sense of humor when he got pegged with a peanut during a Hornets game against the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center in March. Another reason? I once saw...

    Blog | April 19, 2012
  16. Kobe, Westbrook, or Rose: Who Does the Best Smoking-Guns Move?

    Chris Ryan

    You have three choices: (1) Kobe Bryant doing the "pew pew" thing after a 3 and laughing just a litttttttle too crazily, (2) Russell Westbrook FORECLOSING on Staples Center and going "BOOM" just for good measure, (3) Derrick Rose going full Doc Holli...

    Blog | April 10, 2012