16 days to go until Opening Night, and I'm almost at record levels of anticipation... feels like waiting for Christmas to arrive back when I was kid. The purple & gold held their first preseason game at Staples Center last night, which I only cared to notice (via highlights & photos after the game*) because of this: It's a new court for the Lakers this season at Staples! I very much like it, particularly the stars (representing each year they've won a title ) , the new script logo along each basket (the old block script was hideous), and the 'L' secondary logo's along each key. Well done. *http://articles.latimes.com/2012/oct/06/sports/la-sp-plaschke-lakers-tv-20121007- Now, this really doesn't matter now. I never watch any preseason games in full (only for a minute or 2), so I'm not upset yet. I do believe a deal will be reached before the season starts... no chance in hell they're going to shut out so many Laker fans in their ability to watch on television. It better not happen.