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#1 ogarte24

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Posted September 19, 2008 - 06:37 AM

I think due to the sales of tickets, in which every year the price skyrockets, the truly jubilant and loyal fans are thwarted to come in to cheer their hearts out.

Instead, what's left out there are the Laker bandwagoners who only want to be seen live on TV and who don't really care at all about our beloved team.

If that's the case, the Lakers lost to Boston in the recent Finals because of the season ticket holders. :P

How about you? What do you think is the reason why?!

The Lights are out? :boxing:

Maybe.

To be honest, I have no idea.

On other teams' home court, it's apparent their fans are jubilant and crazy!

Can't our crowd match that and get our team energized every game?

Edited by ogarte24, September 19, 2008 - 06:39 AM.


#2 SaintNicholasVanExel

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Posted September 19, 2008 - 10:06 AM

the real party is in living rooms across southern california... and in the 300s. It's all ticket prices, honestly. i haven't been to a game in a few years... once you factor in gas, food, and tickets, it's almost not worth it. like my dad's always said, "i got the best seat in the house on KCAL."

i'd like to see the ratings... i'd HAVE to assume that Lakers have the most television viewers of any team in the NBA.

Edited by SaintNicholasVanExel, September 19, 2008 - 10:07 AM.


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Posted September 19, 2008 - 10:30 AM

This, sir, is a MYTH.

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Posted September 19, 2008 - 10:37 AM

This, sir, is a MYTH.


Is it? I wouldn't know, I've never been to Staples Center, but judging from the TV they definitely don't seem as loud as other NBA arenas.

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Posted September 19, 2008 - 11:06 AM

They are. The Spurs game 1 - 2008 WCF's was insanely loud.

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Posted September 19, 2008 - 11:30 AM

i'd take LD2K's word for it... and the level of sound from the arena could be hugely affected by the sound engineers who work there... it's entirely possible that at places like Utah's Delta Center Energy solutions whatever arena and ARCO arena at sacto could turn up their crowd volumes through the TV...

last time I was at staples, in 2000 my ears were actually hurting and I could not hear myself even when I was screaming... then again rice did hit that buzzer beater...

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Posted September 19, 2008 - 11:45 AM

This, sir, is a MYTH.


I agree here.

They are. The Spurs game 1 - 2008 WCF's was insanely loud.


That game was amazing! I remember meeting up with you at halftime and we were wondering how big of a loss it was going to be. Ha!

Probably one of the top 3 or 4 Lakers games I've been to.

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Posted September 19, 2008 - 11:59 AM

I agree here.



That game was amazing! I remember meeting up with you at halftime and we were wondering how big of a loss it was going to be. Ha!

Probably one of the top 3 or 4 Lakers games I've been to.

I had the flu and still dragged over to STAPLES. I remember I threw up during the 3rd quarter I was so sick lol.

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Posted September 19, 2008 - 12:13 PM

most of the good fans (screamers, crazy, etc) can't afford the tickets...

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Posted September 19, 2008 - 12:15 PM

2000 WCF's were loud as heck. I was wondering why the lighting is so dark now compared to back then.
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Posted September 19, 2008 - 12:23 PM

Ticket prices :/

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Posted September 19, 2008 - 12:27 PM

I've said this ever year since I can remember, but IM GOING TO GAME THIS YEAR. It's a must.

I'm not going to give a HELL. Scream at the top of my lungs.

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Posted September 19, 2008 - 12:36 PM

Sit down low, the building is designed to have sound travel that way and when you're down there its as loud as any arena in the NBA.

The lighting is as it should be - darker. it keeps the focus on the court rather than making it Wal-Mart bright so the crowd blends in with the action on the court. I hope they never change it back to the fluorescent annoying brightness they had going before.

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Posted September 19, 2008 - 12:44 PM

The lighting is as it should be - darker. it keeps the focus on the court rather than making it Wal-Mart bright so the crowd blends in with the action on the court. I hope they never change it back to the fluorescent annoying brightness they had going before.

Yeah, lights out is an absolute must.
It really makes a big difference, especially on TV.

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Posted September 19, 2008 - 01:11 PM

I've been to two playoff games at staples and that place was rocking and going crazy, refs were getting abused aswell lol. You can't really tell on tv all the time

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Posted September 19, 2008 - 02:56 PM

At least where I am, it's noisy with my screams...:lol:




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Posted September 19, 2008 - 03:26 PM

i dont agree with the fact that its not noisy. it seems quiet on tv, but it really isnt.

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Posted September 19, 2008 - 04:28 PM

Well when i went to the game against the spurs the past season(BTW we beat them by 20). It was pretty loud but im sure it could have been louder. My section sucked though There was only like a couple other people in my row including me screaming and yelling and stuff. (The game was on April 13th of this year)

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Posted September 19, 2008 - 04:30 PM

I went to many games years back and it was really loud, but last season, I went to several games and I noticed it too.

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Posted September 19, 2008 - 04:44 PM

it might just be the size of stapes, but it certainly seemed like the Forum days were louder.




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