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Lakers 3 on 3 Takes Over L.A. Live

By Eric Richardson
Published: Saturday, August 15, 2009, at 05:01PM
Lakers 3 on 3 Eric Richardson [Flickr]

Skidrow Street Ballers compete on top of the L.A. Live Event Deck during the Lakers 3 on 3 tournament.

Several thousand players, families and fans made their way to L.A. Live this morning for the inaugural Lakers 3 on 3 tournament. Nearly 500 teams signed up, with games taking place on more than 30 courts set up on Nokia Plaza, Chick Hearn Court and the L.A. Live Event Deck.

It's a strong first showing for an event that has great potential to become an annual Downtown draw. Organizers and Downtown boosters should both be salivating at the idea of a tournament that approaches the Spokane Hoopfest, which this year drew 6400 teams to the state of Washington.

Play continues all day Sunday, and Downtowners would do well to wander over and check out the energy around the complex.


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