Los Angeles, the City of Angels, holds many distinctions. Its culture is bursting with arts, sports is alive in every corner, and it is one of the most ethnically diverse cities in world.
Downtown L.A. is STAPLES Arena, the center of Los Angeles hoops universe and of course, the home court of the Los Angeles Lakers. To this day, Kobe’s absence is still very much felt and the Lakers winning the championship is no less than a tribute to the legend.
L.A. basketball culture continues to manifest in different forms: sports, music, and fashion. It has brought cities and countries together. This year, world-renowned streetwear brand Illest releases a special collection as a tribute to the much-loved City of Angels.
For others, basketball is just a sport, but for a lot of us it’s a way of life. Shop the Illest LA 2020 Collection below.