The Lakers season has been an abject catastrophe up to now, as they appear all however assured to overlook the postseason in LeBron James’ first 12 months.
Nonetheless, there are few manufacturers within the NBA larger than the Lakers and as such, everybody desires to determine find out how to get a bit of the pie — and the Lakers wish to maximize their incomes potential. At present, the Lakers are scheduled to play on the Staples Middle by way of the 2024-25 season when their lease runs up.
The expectation is and has been that they are going to re-sign at Staples and stay there effectively previous 2025, however a latest lawsuit filed by Madison Sq. Backyard Firm towards Inglewood over the Clippers’ plan to construct a brand new enviornment over by the soon-to-be-opened Rams and Chargers stadium reveals there have been, a minimum of briefly, discussions to maneuver the Lakers to The Discussion board.
MSG owns The Discussion board and is upset that the Clippers are passing up on the chance to play on the renovated constructing, claiming the town of Inglewood tricked them right into a lease with the town for land for parking to assist the Clippers construct their new enviornment. Emails produced in discovery and obtained by the L.A. Times present Jeanie Buss discussing the potential to maneuver the Lakers to The Discussion board after their lease runs up with Staples.
Buss, advisor Linda Rambis, and enterprise mogul Irving Azoff had prolonged correspondence through electronic mail concerning the potential for a transfer again in 2017, though all events contain say nothing got here of it and there aren’t any plans for such a transfer.