Top 5 Lakers Games in February
Timberwolves at Lakers, February 2
Tickets start at $64.00
There aren’t enough words to describe the importance of this game. Last year, the Timberwolves and the Lakers were among the worst teams in the league. This year, the Timberwolves are improved, while the Lakers are still last in the West. To make matters even more interesting, this season, the teams meet two times, and both were close to the wire, resulting in Timberwolves victories (112-111, 123-122). The Lakers and the Wolves also feature two of the top 3 rookies selected, Karl-Anthony Towns and D’Angelo Russell. With so many interesting and intriguing stories, the game is a must see TV or in live action. And we haven’t even mentioned Kobe Bryant.
Lakers at Cavaliers, February 10
Average ticket price $332.00
It seems like February will be a month where Kobe will play his last game in quite few places, one of them being Cleveland. There was a time when fans were asking for a Finals match between Lebron James and Kobe Bryant, but that didn’t happen. The reason was simple, James was not able to get past the East and get to the Finals. During the regular season, James leads the matchup by a landmark, but Kobe is always one to put up a fight.
Spurs at Lakers, February 19
Average ticket price $195.00
These two teams share a long history and tradition, starting from the early 2000s to the late 2000s. Kobe and the Lakers have beat the Spurs several times in the playoffs, but the Spurs have also taken Kobe’s scalp few times. In the last years, the Spurs are the dominant team, with a much better roster. This will be the Spurs’s last game in Los Angeles for the season, and the last time Kobe and Tim Duncan will play against each other. If that is not reason enough to tune in, we don’t know what is.
Lakers at Bulls, February 21
Average ticket price $194.00
There was a time when Kobe was linked to the Chicago Bulls, and according to several sources, the plan nearly happened. The Bulls almost pull off a trade for the shooting guard, but Kobe backed up in the last moment. Nevertheless, Chicago is a city closely linked with Bryant, since he was the one to inherit the image of Michael Jordan. Many considered Kobe to be heir to the throne, and one can argue that Kobe came as close as anyone. On February 21, Kobe will play his last game at the United Center and the last one against the Bulls, a franchise that inspired Bryant and his work.
Grizzlies at Lakers, February 26
Average ticket price $125.00
In what will be nationally televised game, the Lakers will host the Memphis Grizzlies and Marc Gasol. Few people remember that Gasol was once a Laker player, at least on paper. He was the centerpiece for the trade that brought back his older brother, Pau Gasol to the Lakers. The trade allowed Kobe and the Lakers to win two more titles, and establish Kobe’s legacy as a winner without Shaq.
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