Warriors ruined the Lakers return to the “Fabulous” Forum

Warriors Lakers BasketballESPN: Monta Ellis scored 24 points and the Golden State Warriors ruined the Los Angeles Lakers return to the “Fabulous” Forum with a 110-91 preseason victory Friday night.

Kelenna Azubuike and Anthony Randolph both added 18 points and Andris Biedrins had 12 rebounds as the Warriors grabbed an early lead and never relinquished it.

Andrew Bynum lead Los Angeles with 19 points and six rebounds while Kobe Bryant had 15 points on 5-for-11 shooting as the Lakers lost at the site of some of the franchise’s greatest victories.

The Forum served as the Lakers’ home court from Dec. 31, 1967 to May 23, 1999. With its bright yellow-and-orange seating pattern and yellow-spoked roof, the circular arena provided an up-tempo backdrop for six NBA championships and an electrified stage for the Magic Johnson’s “Showtime” era of the 1980s.

The Lakers, who now play at Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles, generally schedules two preseason games in Hawaii during training camp.

After opting not to travel to Hawaii this year, the defending NBA champions needed to find new locations for preseason games. When the NBA rejected an initial request for an outdoor game at the Los Angeles Coliseum, the Lakers quickly arranged for a return to the Forum, which is now owned by a local church.

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  • http://google.com Vulgehale

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  • http://afjasdjasnd Marwan

    Man I am sick of this stuff. Not the way Lakers played, the NBA. Its pissing me off. On Wednesday when the Lakers thrashed the Warriors, there were no mentions or highlight videos, but now that the Lakers lost, all of the sudden there is a highlight video and the description “The Warriors head to the Forum and shock the defending champs with a 110-91 thrashing.” Are you kidding me? Geez, either post up videos for wins and losses fairly or dont post up any at all. Lebron and Shaq only get wins posted where as Lakers get whatever humiliates them posted. This has to stop NBA, we are onto you, we know of this kinda stuff.

    • KING BQ

      WORD UP, man!

      Thats my opinion too. FCK ALL YALL HATERS…

    • daboss1848

      lol – dont play victim . . . if u only look for the hate, thats all ull find – win/lose, Lakers headline all sports channels. Its only obvious that a #23 team beating a #1 squad will make headlines.

      Calm down Lakers “fans” – its preseason.

  • laker_girl85

    TOO MANY FOULS!!!!

    other than that, we’re looking good :)
    Oct 27 wont come fast enough.

  • Arturo

    If u wanna look for the hate go to the four letter network…they are full of laker haters, lol Is it just me or do the replacement refs look whistle happy?

  • matthew

    i agree with all you ppl…. espn puts too much hype over this… its a preseason game, its no big deal.

  • http://hooters.com RonArtestRepeat

    it was good just seeing them come back to Inglewood. The city is improving rapidly, so maybe there will be more of these next year.

  • kob24

    They were gonna play outside at the colleseum but the nba didnt approve thAT wuld have been awsom. but its just preseason we shuldn’t care that much about it. Bynum looks realy good tho.