Watch Los Angeles Lakers Games Online

We show you how to stream Los Angeles Lakers online and on TV without blackouts

It is possible to watch Los Angeles Lakers games online or on TV without an expensive Cable TV package. Usually these games are on Time Warner Cable SportsNet, but that may change depending on schedule, type of game or national interest.

Watching Los Angeles Lakers Games

Typically NBA games are shown on Cable TV-only networks like TBS, Fox Sports or NBC Sports Network. however, if you don't have those channels via a streaming service, watching these games is still possible, albeit with a little bit of work involved.

If you are looking to stream NBA games online, you will need NBA League Pass (free trial) and a VPN.

Removing NBA Blackout Restrictions

Removing Blackout Restrictions

If the NBA attempts to blackout streaming of Los Angeles Lakers games due to you being within the their home viewing area, use a VPN to get around it.

By using a VPN, or virtual private network, your home's exact location is masked. Teams then cannot determine if you are within their blackout "range", thus allowing you to watch whatever sports team you want.

Our favorite VPN service — and one of the most respected — is ExpressVPN. I personally use ExpressVPN, so I can vouch that they work for this exact use-case.

A VPN hides where you actually are on the internet. After purchasing their service, you get an IP address that is registered from some far-away place (think Germany, Italy or Seattle), and that IP is either entered into your home internet broadband router or via their downloaded "VPN app". This IP address acts as a disguise to the various major sports teams that attempt to "blackout" their streaming services for those of us that can simply watch it on our TVs or computers.

Are VPNs Legal?

When used for watching TV and your local sports teams, VPNs are not illegal and anyone can use a VPN service to watch sports without fear of the police coming knocking at your door. The act of surfing the web or streaming shows through another IP is completely legal, and is something even the largest companies in the world do all the time. However, if you hide behind a VPN service to perform illegal activities, then you're of course violating the law - and we would never condone that.

Local Los Angeles Lakers Area

If Time Warner Cable SportsNet is part of your cable package, then your location may be subject to blackouts. This happens because the cable companies want you to pay for one of their packages which includes Time Warner Cable SportsNet. Here are a few locations that are within this team's blackout area:

Los Angeles, CA 90015
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Los Angeles, CA 90014
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Los Angeles, CA 90070
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Los Angeles, CA 90057
Los Angeles, CA 90050
Los Angeles, CA 90083
Los Angeles, CA 90086
Los Angeles, CA 90054
Los Angeles, CA 90055
Los Angeles, CA 90076
Los Angeles, CA 90074
Los Angeles, CA 90072

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