The post mentions the parking fee ranges from $10-$25....you can definitely find lots within a walkable distance for $7. And the writer is right when it's mentioned that Staples Center doesn't really have that "historical" feel like some of the older arenas. Whatever, I enjoy riding the escalator to the top levels as opposed to hiking it up stairs. Frankly, I really, really like Staples Center and now that LA Live is open I no longer feel like I'm going to get mugged walking to and from the arena.
LA Live before the '09-'10 home opener