The Lakers’ 320-game home sellout streak ended when Staples wound up 571 spectators shy of the 18,997 capacity for the game against the New Orleans Pelicans. A Lakers game not selling out?! It hadn’t happened for seven years (Dec. 6, 2006 against the Oklahoma City/New Orleans Hornets). That was so long ago that the NBA was using what wound up as a temporary new microfiber composite basketball—and Smush Parker, Kwame Brown, Luke Walton and Lamar Odom joined Kobe Bryant in the Lakers’ starting lineup.
Gary Lee @LakersNation about 2 hours ago
After 320 consecutive games, a Lakers streak comes to an end:
Janis Carr @janiscarr about 3 hours ago
Lakers attendance last night was 18,997, ending a string of sellouts dating back to 12/06/2006.
Kevin Ding @KevinDing 4 hours ago
Where's Kobe? Lakers didn't sell out Staples Center last night...after 320 consecutive sellouts.