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June 16, 2008
by Robbie Gillies
Just hours ago I posted about how Laker fans aren't always the most die hard fans. But, there are many who are in fact, extremely passionate. Here is what happened at the Staples Center while viewing Game 2 that took place in Boston:
See, the thing is, those passionate fans probably can't afford tickets to the games
, but they can get in free to the Staples Center to view the games.
Most likely, because of this incident, the Lakers issued this statement:
After meeting with law enforcement and city representatives, we have agreed to not open STAPLES Center for a public showing of any upcoming playoff games from Boston.
Because of concerns for resources needed to ensure the safety of fans throughout Los Angeles on nights when the games would be played as well as potential financial burdens on various City departments, we came to this decision.
On behalf of the Los Angeles Lakers, we encourage all of our fans to enjoy the upcoming games with friends and family and celebrate the championship run in a safe, responsible and respectful manner.
(H/T: AOL Fanhouse)