In terms of basketball, the Staples Center has three locker rooms: one for the Lakers, one for the Clippers, and one for guests. The Clippers' locker room is smaller than the Lakers' since it was constructed later, despite the fact that the Lakers are considered the principal tenant (along with the Kings).
There are no cameras in the players' lounge, which is available to all LA teams and their guests.
The Lakers and Clippers have no other shared facilities including training rooms or offices. However, since they are both part of the NBA, many of the same rules apply to both teams (for example, each team is allowed only seven players on the court at any one time).
When the Lakers play the Clippers, fans can expect plenty of high-sticking and fouls committed during game plays. During commercial breaks, players from either team can be seen walking through the audience looking for fights to start. Sometimes these "encounters" result in punches being thrown but more often than not, them just breaking out in an intense stare-down. If you get picked up by a player from either team, you will likely find yourself being taken to a nearby hospital for treatment of your injuries.
Since 1999, there have been several incidents where people have been killed by drivers who were either drunk or high on drugs. In addition, many players have been arrested for various crimes including violence against women.
The Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers not only represent the same city, but they also share the same home arena, Staples Center, where they both play their home games. The Lakers have played all of their home games at Staples Center since it opened in 1999 while the Clippers currently hold off on making any long-term decisions about where to play their games.
Staples Center is a multi-purpose arena in downtown Los Angeles, California. It is the primary home of the Lakers and Clippers. The building was designed by architect Eric B. Anderson and features a curved facade reminiscent of basketballs. It has a capacity of about 18,000 people with options for audio and visual enhancement of that number.
The Lakers were one of the original members of the National Basketball Association (NBA) when the league started playing games in 1947. They have won more NBA championships than any other team with eleven. The Lakers are also one of four remaining teams who have never been defeated seasonally as a favorite according to Sportsline.com.
Their home court is known as the Staples Center Appreciation Day Game. This game is held annually on Thanksgiving day between the Lakers and the Clippers. Other famous athletes that have played in this game include Michael Jordan, LeBron James, and Kobe Bryant.
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Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) is an American entertainment company headquartered in Beverly Hills, California. It was founded in 1995 by David Anschutz, a former manager of rock bands such as Nirvana and Pearl Jam. The company owns and operates sports and entertainment venues, including NBA teams (the Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers), an NHL team (the LA Kings), two major league baseball teams (the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks), and two soccer teams in the MLS (the Los Angeles Galaxy and Los Angeles FC). It also owns and operates theaters, including the Ahmanson Theatre and Laemmle Theatres.
The company's primary venue is the Staples Center, which it bought in 1999 for $125 million. It is located in downtown Los Angeles near L.A. Live. The center can seat up to 19,200 people for basketball games and has been named one of the best arenas in the world by ESPN. It is also used for musical performances and other events. The company has another large arena, known as The Forum, that is still in use today after being built in 1968.