Report: Staples Center to be renamed Arena starting on Christmas

Robert Marvi
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A big change is coming to Staples Center, the longtime home of the Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers.

Starting on Christmas Day, it will be renamed to Arena as part of a new naming rights deal with the cryptocurrency website.

The stadium opened in 1999 and started hosting Lakers and Clippers home games that fall.

In its first season in business, Staples Center saw the Lakers win the NBA championship, which was their first world title in a dozen years. The Purple and Gold would win two more championships in the next two seasons.

Staples Center has also been the home for many other events, such as concerts, and it has been the lynchpin behind revitalizing downtown Los Angeles and making it a hot destination.

Christmas Day was already going to be a big day on the Lakers’ calendar, as they will face Kevin Durant and the Brooklyn Nets that afternoon.

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Robert is a native of Santa Monica, Calif., and a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has been an avid NBA fan since he was a little kid in the mid '90s and fell in love with the Nick Van Exel-led Lakers teams. He truly cherishes the Kobe Bryant-era of Lakers basketball and the five world championships that came with it, and is looking forward to the team's next NBA title.