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Are you a groupie sick of following your Lakers around the country in hopes of catching a glimpse of your fave baller in the wild? Are you a non-sportsy gal whose fratty boyfriend wants to watch the game somewhere cool? Or are you just totally over the whole NBA scene but still sorta care to watch Game 6 tomorrow night?
We feel you. So for this installment of our NBA Finals Hotels series, we encourage you to just %$#@ it and go to Las Vegas.
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While the Lakers-Celtics finals continues with Game 4 in Los Angeles tonight, Us Weekly got some dirt on what Kobe Bryant was doing at his hotel in Boston last week.
A "nail technician" told all to the trashy tab saying she was summoned to Kobe's room at the Four Seasons Boston to give him a mani-pedi.
"He started doing his pedicure around 5 p.m. He was watching the movie 21 and he got on his couch," [Donna] Nieves tells Us [Magazine], adding that the reigning NBA MVP was "really concerned about the appearance of his hands and feet." Nieves added, "He told me he tries to get mani-pedis on a regular basis!"
Wow. There are no words. Let's hope none of the Celtics are doing any of this silly stuff before the game tonight.
With the Lakers and Celtics going head-to-head tonight for Game 3 of the NBA finals at the Staples Center, we wanted to check on one of those LA Hotel Picks we rounded up for any fans lookin' for a last-minute place to crash.
So if you're still looking to score a room near the Staples Center, we'd point you toward the Omni Hotel Downtown as the close-but-not-too-close option for bigtime basketball fans -- there's free internet (yay!) and it's near the baller Standard Hotel rooftop bar.
Sweeping views of the city and gorgeous people will help you to either celebrate a sweet victory or drown your sorrows in rounds and rounds of drinks.
Fresh off a Game 1 and 2 win, the Boston Celtics have headed to Los Angeles for Game 3 at the Staples Center. And they will be shacking up somewhere in Beverly Hills, so says the Boston Globe.
We put out our guesses for team hotels in our initial round-up of Los Angeles Hotels for the finals but the fact that the Celtics would be hosting their gameday shootarounds at the hotel made us rethink some of the options. The hotels would have to be big enough or have enough space somewhere to hold a shootaround.
This makes us think of the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Century City, adjacent to BevHills. It has its own special-members only Equinox fitness center attached. Still, we wouldn't be surprised if the Celts picked one of the well-known hotels along Wilshire Boulevard.
However, don't get your hopes too high about seeing either Pierce, Garnett, Cassell and Pruitt at the hotel. These guys all have homes in LA and aren't mandated to stay at the team hotel.
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So Game 1 of the Celtics-Lakers NBA Finals goes off tonight and if you still need a room for tonight or Game 2 on Sunday, consider the Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel.
The new hotel is centered in the Boston Seaport District and is totally brand-new, having just opened in February. However, it's more than a walk away from the Garden so plan on transportation.
Currently, the hotel still has rooms open tonight for $499 for a standard guest room with either a king or two double beds. On Sunday, rooms drop to $249 a night.
The hotel has also put together a "Sleep With The Fishes" package that has nothing to do with The Sopranos and everything to do with dudes and mancations. This way you and your bros can make a weekend out of Game 2 if you want. Details after the jump.
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The Ritz-Carlton Boston Common is located between the city's theater financial districts which isn't exactly within walking distance to The Garden. Yet this is Boston, nothing is really far from where ever you are.
As for the hotel, the Ritz just completed an $11 million renovation this year of all guest rooms, suites, and public spaces. It has a fine dining restaurant in the JER-NE restaurant and bar.
Athletes will like this hotel as well since it's directly connected to the 100,000-sq.ft. posh Sports Club/LA gym. And there will be no shortage of celebs there. We hear the hotel has recently hosted such guests as Leonardo di Caprio, Kate Hudson, Matthew McConaughey, Michael Douglas and Justin Timberlake.
Yet you may need an NBA player's salary to stay here. Rooms are available tonight for $695 for a room with a king or double queen beds. We say just hit up the hotel's Gallery Bar and scope out the scene instead.
Now that the Boston Celtics are squaring off against the LA Lakers in the NBA Finals, we'll be rounding up some hotels in Beantown worth checking out, much like we did for LA last week.
Game 1 is taking place this Thursday in Boston, so Celtics fans need to get their hotel rooms booked. A Boston local immediately recommended the Onyx Hotel which is within walking distance to the Celtic's home, the TD Banknorth Garden.
But if you referred to it as anything other than The Garden, you might as well just get a Lakers tattoo on your forehead.
So the Los Angeles Lakers are in the NBA Finals this year. (Um...yay?) Should you find yourself needing a hotel room in Los Angeles to cheer on the Lakers, or either the Detroit Pistons or Boston Celtics, we've put together a few selections for the different types of fans.
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