One of the best and most storied franchises in the North American sports scene, the Lakers experienced a down year in 2004-05 after starting off the 21st century with 3 straight titles. The current Team features Kobe Bryant, Lamar Odom, new pick Andrew Bynum and acquisition Kwame Brown and the return of Phil Jackson as Coach.
Tickets are pricey especially if you want to sit at the lower level. Check Ebay and other internet sites for individual sellers to get em cheaper. Staples Center parking can be a hassle and you can save some money and hassle if you're fortunate enough to live near a Los Angeles MTA Rail Line.