Due to the fires in the San Diego area, the Lakers will not play Friday’s preseason game against Utah, which had been scheduled for the iPayOne Center in San Diego. Refunds for tickets will be available at the point of purchase and the Lakers have also made a $100,000 donation to the American Red Cross.
“There is simply too much devastation in the area and too much uncertainty about what will happen in the next few days,” said Tim Harris, the team’s Senior Vice President, Business Operations. “After many internal discussions about many different factors, we’ve concluded that this is simply the right thing to do. The people of San Diego have been very supportive of us over the years and in turn we want to be supportive of them in this time of crisis.”