Los Angeles, Calif. (February 3, 2010) -- Commemorating STAPLES Center's 10th anniversary, fans were able to visit www.staplescenter.com and nominate their greatest STAPLES Center moment from the past 10 years. Today, STAPLES Center announced the Top 25 Greatest Moments that fans nominated and are now giving fans the opportunity to vote for their all time Greatest Moment at www.staplescenter.com now through March 31st, 2010.
By voting for the STAPLES Center Greatest Moment on the venue website, fans will automatically be entered to win to win a three year lease on a Toyota Prius. Additional prize packages from STAPLES Center's Founding Partners will also be given away at an unveiling event of the Ten Greatest Moments to be held on April 14, 2010.
"STAPLES Center is incredibly excited to give the fans that have attended games, concerts or special events or have seen them on television to vote for their greatest moment," Lee Zeidman, STAPLES Center General Manager. "We feel this is a way for fans to be connected and to look back on the number of amazing history making events that have occurred over the last ten years."
STAPLES Center Top 25 Greatest Moments as nominated by the fans are listed below:
(in random order)
Kings eliminate Red Wings in Game 6 of Western Conference Quarterfinals. April 23, 2001
Adam Deadmarsh plays hero for the Kings as he scores in the third period and overtime to help eliminate the Red Wings in the 2001 playoffs.
WWE Wrestlemania 21 April 3, 2005
The first Wrestlemania held at STAPLES Center featured Batista defeating Triple H to win the Heavyweight title.
Garth Brooks Concerts January 25th & 26th, 2008
Country music icon Garth Brooks puts on five concerts in two days to benefit California firefighters and wildfire victims from the tragic fall 2007 fire season, raising millions of dollars for charity.
Lakers' Robert Horry Game Winning Shot in the 2002 Western Conference Final May 26, 2002
The Lakers' Robert Horry knocks down a buzzer beating 3-pointer in Game Four of the 2002 Western Conference Finals versus the Sacramento Kings.
2009 World Figure Skating Championships March 24th - 29th, 2009
The world's best figure skaters competed in this six day event, which included an amazing gold medal performance by the United States skater Evan Lysacek.
U2 Vertigo Tour 2005
April 5th & 6th, 2005 and November 1st & 2nd, 2005
The U2 Vertigo tour visited STAPLES Center twice in 2005 with 4 sold out concerts from one of the world's greatest bands.
Margarito vs. Mosley Fight January 24, 2009
Mosley regained the WBA Welterweight "Super" championship from Antonio Margarito with a 9th round TKO, in front of the largest crowd in STAPLES Center history.
Kobe to Shaq Alley-Oop/comeback in the Western Conference Finals Game 7 June 4, 2000
The Lakers erase a 16 point deficit in Game 7 of the 2000 Western Conference Finals, highlighted by an amazing Kobe Bryant to Shaquille O'Neal alley-oop.
Lisa Leslie Dunk July 30, 2002
Lisa Leslie shows her vertical skills with the first in-game dunk in WNBA history.
Britney Spears Circus Tour April 16th & 17th, 2009 and Sept. 23, 2009
With over 50 dancers, acrobats, and more Britney Spears' Circus concert is one fans won't soon forget.
Travis Pastrana's Double Back Flip at Summer X Games 12 August 4, 2006
Travis Pastrana stuns the X Games audience with the first ever double back flip in competition history.
Lakers 1999-2000 Championship June 19, 2000
Led by Finals MVP Shaquille O'Neal, the Lakers christen the first year of STAPLES Center with a Championship.
Michael Jackson Memorial July 7, 2009
A touching tribute to Michael Jackson's life with friends, family and fans in attendance to celebrate his life.
Kobe Bryant scores 81 points January 22, 2006
Kobe Bryant lights up the Toronto Raptors with an unforgettable 81-point performance.
"Frenzy on Figueroa" - Kings defeat Red Wings in Game 4 of Western Conference Quarterfinals. April 18, 2001
After falling behind 3-0 late into the 3rd period, the Kings storm back to tie the game with three unanswered goals with Rookie Eric Belanger scoring the game-winner in OT.
Clippers defeat Nuggets in First Round in 2006 NBA Playoffs May 1, 2006
The Clippers advance to the Second Round for the first time in 30 years defeating the Denver Nuggets in five.
Bruce Springsteen Opening Night October 17, 1999
Bruce Springsteen rocked the house with the first ever public event at STAPLES Center.
Luc Robitaille's Jersey Retired January 20, 2007
Luc's #20 joins four other King's jersey to be retired in a ceremony prior to a game against the Phoenix Coyotes.
March 29, 2004
May 26th & 28th, 2004
June 3rd & 5th, 2004
Prince puts on five memorable shows as part of his Musicology Tour.
2000 Democratic National Convention August 14- 17, 2000
The 2000 DNC's notable speakers included Bill and Hillary Clinton and the late Ted Kennedy, and where Al Gore accepted the Presidential nomination of the Democratic Party.
Mana Concerts September 20th -23rd, 2007
The popular GRAMMY winning Latin band that hail from Mexico shined on stage for four sold out memorable nights.
Lakers 2008-2009 Championship June 14, 2009
The Lakers capture their first Championship in the post-Shaq era, lead by NBA Finals MVP Kobe Bryant.
WWE Summerslam August 23, 2009
Summerslam included 8 exciting matches with Randy Orton retaining the WWE Championship over John Cena.
Jonas Brothers World Tour August 7th-9th , 2009
The highly anticipated Jonas Brothers show featured a 140-foot plus stage centered in the arena to give fans an up-close experience for their 3 sold out nights.
"The Royal Rebound" - Kings Comeback against Dallas Stars November 10th, 2007
Kings score an amazing 5 goals in 5 minutes after being down 4-0 in the third period and capture one of the most thrilling wins in team history.
The first ten years have been incredibly exciting at STAPLES Center and we look forward to hearing from the fans that have visited the arena over the last ten years or those that have seen their favorite moment on television. Fans can vote starting today, February 3, 2010 through March 31st, 2010 at www.staplescenter.com.