STAPLES Center Top Moments

STAPLES Center's Top 20 Moments as Voted by the Fans!

The Los Angeles Lakers win the NBA Championship against the Indiana Pacers in Game 6. Shaquille O’Neal takes home the MVP – June 19, 2000 

  1. The Los Angeles Lakers win the NBA Championship against the Indiana Pacers in Game 6. Shaquille O’Neal takes home the MVP – June 19, 2000 

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  2. The Los Angeles Lakers win the NBA Championship at home against the Boston Celtics in a historic Game 7. Kobe Bryant takes home MVP honors – June 17, 2010

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  3. Kobe Bryant scores 81 points in one game against the Toronto Raptors – January 22, 2006 

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  4. Kobe Bryant scores 60 points in his final game of his career – April 13, 2016 

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  5. The Los Angeles Kings win their first Stanley Cup defeating the New Jersey Devils in six games. Jonathan Quick wins the Conn Smythe Trophy – June 11, 2012 

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  6. Prince performs with Beyoncé at the 46th GRAMMY Awards – February 8, 2004 

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  7. The West defeats the East during the NBA All-Star Game with Kobe Bryant winning MVP – February 20, 2011 

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  8. First Regular Season Lakers Game: Los Angeles Lakers vs. Vancouver Grizzlies - November 3, 1999 

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  9. STAPLES Center plays host to 6 playoff games in 4 days – May 17 – 20, 2012 

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  10. Michael Jackson’s Public Memorial Service is held – July 7, 2009 

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  11. Elton John and Eminem preform together at the 43rd Annual GRAMMY Awards – February 21, 2001 

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  12. Nipsey Hussle’s Celebration of Life is held at STAPLES Center - April 11, 2019 

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  13. The Los Angeles Sparks defeat the Charlotte Sting to win their first WNBA Championship. Lisa Leslie is named MVP – September 1, 2001 

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  14. The Los Angeles Kings win their second Stanley Cup defeating the New Your Rangers in five games. Justin Williams takes home the Conn Smythe Trophy – June 13, 2014 

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  15. The West defeats the East and Shaquille O’Neal takes home the MVP trophy in the NBA All-Star Game – February 15, 2004 

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  16. Blake Griffin of the Los Angeles Clippers wins the Slam Dunk contest by dunking over a car during All-Star Saturday Night – February 19, 2011 

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  17. John Cena wins the WWE Championship at WrestleMania 21 which sold out in less than one minute – April 2, 2005 

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  18. Taylor Swift sets the record for most sold-out performances by an artist at 16 shows – August 26, 2015. 5 Nights earlier she is presented with a banner in the rafters by Kobe Bryant 

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  19. Oscar de la Hoya vs. “Sugar” Shane Mosley battle for the WBC/IBA/Lineal Welterweight Championships. Mosley wins by majority decision. – June 17, 2000 

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  20. First Ever Latin GRAMMY Awards – September 13, 2000 

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