The South Bay Lakers are a professional basketball team that competes in the NBA G League. It also acts as a platform for transition to NBA offering opportunities for players to play with the LA Lakers. The team is grouped with six other teams in the Pacific Division of the Western Conference. Until 2017, South Bay Lakers were known as D-Fenders in minor league basketball. After rebranding as the South Bay Lakers, the home ground was relocated from Toyota Sports Center to UCLA Health Training Center in El Segundo. According to news channels, the rebranding will allow the South Bay Lakers to improve their performance and establish an independent identity. The training facility at UCLA is also used by the Lakers for their practice sessions. Besides live telecast on the official website, TWC SportsNet Channel has also signed a deal with the South Bay Lakers to promote their G-League matches. Get your South Bay Lakers tickets at StubHub.
What are the significant achievements of South Bay Lakers?
Despite not winning the league title, the South Bay Lakers have an impressive record of claiming three division titles in 2012, 2014 and 2016. They twice reached the finals of the league losing to the Austin Spurs in 2015 and 2017. Considering their status as one of the leading contenders in the league, their win-loss ratio of 307-293 is mainly attributed to inconsistent performances in the past.
Who is the head coach of South Bay Lakers?
Coby Karl, the son of the legendary coaching legend George Karl, signed up with South Bay Lakers in the 2016-17 season. Karl is a former free agent NBA player who has also played for the South Bay Lakers and their former franchise D-Fenders. He was initially hired by the development team of the New York Knicks in 2015 before taking the position as a head coach of the South Bay Lakers the following year. In addition to playing seven games for two different NBA teams in the regular season, he has represented the L.A. Lakers in 17 professional NBA matches.
Where do South Bay Lakers play their home games?
UCLA Health Training Center, located in Los Angeles County, is the home arena for the South Bay Lakers. It is one of the smallest arenas in the G-League with a seating capacity for 750 spectators. The arena is owned by the Los Angeles Lakers who also use it as a training facility. In the future, the venue is expected to host all the practice and professional games of the South Bay Lakers. The management allows food vendors at most games and there are drinking fountains and vending machines in the main lobby. The Elevon Complex near the training facility offers additional food and beverage options.
Where can I buy tickets to South Bay Lakers games?
You can easily buy tickets to every South Bay Lakers game at StubHub, the world's largest online ticket and resale marketplace for sports events. The San Francisco-based company offers FanProtect guarantee with the purchase of tickets on its website. In using the FanProtect feature, fans can get a full refund on their tickets for canceled games. If a South Bay Lakers game is rescheduled, you can also get a replacement ticket without any additional charge.
In what conference do the South Bay Lakers play?
The South Bay Lakers play in the Western Conference of NBA G-League. The G-League is divided into Eastern and Western Conferences and each of the conferences is further divided into three divisions with five teams in each division. Playing in the Pacific Division, the South Bay Lakers compete with three other teams from California and one from Arizona. According to the new format, six teams from each division qualify for the playoffs that end with the best-of-three finals. Get the South Bay Lakers schedule at StubHub.Back to Top