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Rappler's latest stories on Staples Center


Kobe Bryant memorial set for February 24

Feb 07, 2020 - 8:44 AM

The 2-24 memorial date holds symbolism as Kobe Bryant wore the No. 24 jersey while his 13-year-old daughter Gianna sported No. 2

Photo by Adam S. Davis/EPA-EFE

Spence drops Porter by split decision in Staples Center slugfest

Sep 29, 2019 - 3:25 PM

The winner of the Errol Spence-Shawn Porter fight may face Manny Pacquiao, but promoter Al Haymon quickly pours cold water on the mega showdown

TRADING BLOWS. ErrollSpence Jr left) and Shawn Porter exchange punches in a thrilling welterweight title unification bout. Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images/AFP

Bryant's jersey retirement ceremony to include 'Kobeland' street festival

Dec 18, 2017 - 2:14 PM

The Lakers are pulling out all the stops in honoring one of the club's greats

GOAT. The Lakers will be hanging up the jerseys of one of their greatest of all time, Kobe Bryant. Photos by Dan Levine/AFP (left) and Doug Pensinger/Getty Images/AFP (right)

Los Angeles Clippers want to move out of Staples Center

Jun 16, 2017 - 2:03 PM

After nearly 20 years of sharing with the Lakers the Clippers want an arena of their own

MOVING OUT. Clippers owner Steve Ballmer says having their own arena would allow them greater flexibility for their game schedule. Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images/AFP

Shaq soars again at Staples as statue unveiled

Mar 25, 2017 - 1:55 PM

Lakers legend Kareem Abdul Jabaar and Jerry West former teammate Kobe Bryant and coach Phil Jackson are among those paying tribute to Shaquille O Neal

STATUE. Former Los Angeles Lakers player Shaquille O'Neal speaks after unveiling of his statue at Staples Center March 24, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images/AFP

Los Angeles to host NBA All-Star Game for record sixth time in 2018

Mar 23, 2016 - 10:27 AM

The NBA All Star Game was lasted hosted by the Staples Center in 2011

HOST AGAIN. Los Angeles will get the NBA All-Star Game once again in two years. Photo from Wikipedia

NBA great Shaq to be honored with statue at Staples Center

Jan 29, 2016 - 11:34 AM

Former Los Angeles Lakers center Shaquille O Neal is to be honored with a statue outside the Los Angeles Lakers Staples Center arena