The Los Angeles Lakers have hit a rough patch as of late with four losses in the last six games. Despite the recent struggles, the team is holding out hope for a drastic turnaround once two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash is healthy and ready to get back on the floor.
Even though Nash won’t make the three-game road trip against the Houston Rockets, New Orleans Hornets and Oklahoma City Thunder, the Lakers have shown signs of coming together over the past few weeks and might be able to head into Oklahoma City this Friday and pull off an upset over one of the best teams in the West on their home floor at Chesapeake Energy Arena.
A win over the Thunder in Oklahoma City Thunder might be exactly what this team needs to get them back on track.
On Friday night, a watch party for this showdown between the Lakers and Thunder will be held at ESPN Zone at L.A. Live. The watch party will be hosted by Lakers legend Michael Cooper and Jay Flats. All proceeds will benefit the Lakers Youth Foundation with a silent auction being held for Lakers memorabilia as well as a raffle for prizes.
All information for Friday’s event can be found in the press release below:
WHEN: Friday Dec. 7, 2012 – 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: ESPN ZONE L.A. LIVE
1011 S Figueroa St in Downtown
WHO: Lakers Legend Michael Cooper
LA Kings/Galaxy In-Game host Jay Flats
WHAT: Lakers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder Watch Party at ESPN Zone L.A. Live benefitting the Lakers Youth Foundation. Host Jay Flats and Lakers Legend Michael Cooper will break down the action, interact with fans, and raffle off Lakers prizes and memorabilia with the help of The Laker Girls. In addition, there will be a silent auction where fans can bid on Lakers memorabilia. Proceeds will be used by the Lakers Youth Foundation to fund similar viewing parties at community organizations, such as Boys and Girls Clubs and LA County Senior Centers.
Laker auction, raffle and give away items, including:
- · Autographed Memorabilia from the following players:
o Kobe Bryant
o Dwight Howard
o Steve Nash
o Pau Gasol
o Metta World Peace
o Steve Blake
o Derek Fisher
- · Lakers official warm-ups
- · Lakers Christmas long-sleeve shirts
- · Lakers T-shirts
ALL LAKERS SILENT AUCTION ITEMS WILL INCLUDE A LETTER OF AUTHENTICITY.
Laker Youth Foundation Mission Statement:
The Los Angeles Lakers Youth Foundation’s goal is to assist nonprofit community organizations based on need. With the Foundation’s focus on the use of sports to promote education, teamwork and self-esteem among Los Angeles area youth, our fundraising directly supports these initiatives by providing financial assistance to children and local youth programs. The Los Angeles Lakers Youth Foundation is a 501(c)(3).