If you didn’t know, Minnesota is known as the land of 10,000 lakes, and that’s where the team name originated. He has 5 rings. At the time of his hiring, Walton was an assistant coach for the Golden State Warriors, who were in the playoffs, so he could not officially begin his duties as head coach until the Warriors' playoff run was over. [115] The Lakers, behind 38-year-old Finals MVP Abdul-Jabbar, recovered to defeat the Celtics in six games. [178] However, they finished the season 39–13 to finish 50–32. Game four of the series would be the last game ever played at the Great Western Forum. Red Hot Chili Peppers' song "Magic Johnson", from their 1989 album Mother's Milk, is a tribute to the former point guard, and frontman Anthony Kiedis and bassist Michael "Flea" Balzary are frequently seen attending home games. [62] The Lakers and Celtics again met in the finals, and Los Angeles had home court advantage against Boston for the first time in their rivalry. For the NBA G League team, see, For the complete list of Los Angeles Lakers players, see, 1947–1958: Beginnings and Minneapolis dynasty, 1958–1968: Move to Los Angeles and Celtics rivalry, Ownerships, financial history, and fanbase, Hall of Famers, retired and honored numbers, Reavis, Tracey in Sacchare (ed) (2000). [209] The Lakers' 57–25 record earned them the first seed in the Western Conference. [249] In Bryant's last season the team missed the playoffs for the third straight year with a 17–65 record, the worst in franchise history. Ellos juegan, nosotros informamos. [140] Johnson came out of retirement to return as a player in the 1995–96 season to lead the then 24–18 Lakers to a 29–11 finish. [248] On November 30, 2015, Bryant announced he would retire at the end of the season after 20 seasons with the team. [250], On April 24, 2016, the Lakers announced that they would not exercise their option on Byron Scott's contract for the following season. [241] The Lakers went on to miss the NBA playoffs for the first time since 2005, for just the second time in the last two decades and for just the sixth time in franchise history. The all-time series record for the Lakers vs Celtics is 204–162 with the Celtics being the forerunners.[275]. [16] Twenty-six Hall of Famers have played for Los Angeles, while four have coached the team. [25], In 1948, the Lakers moved from the NBL to the Basketball Association of America (BAA), and Mikan's 28.3 point per game (ppg) scoring average set a BAA record. [124] The win marked their fifth title in nine years, but would also mark their last title until 2000. The Lakers hold the draft rights to the following unsigned draft picks who have been playing outside the NBA. Still have questions? Stu Lantz was retained as the color commentator. The franchise began with the 1947 purchase of a disbanded team, the Detroit Gems of the National Basketball League (NBL). [176] O'Neal won each of the Finals series' MVP awards, making him the only player besides Michael Jordan to win three consecutive Finals MVPs. In this case, the team retains the player's draft rights in the NBA until one year after the player's contract with the non-NBA team ends. [325] The 1971–72 team holds franchise records in wins (69), most points scored, and largest margin of victory; both of the latter came in the team's 63 point win versus Golden State (162–99). [335] Other draft picks include Jerry West and Gail Goodrich in the 1960s, Michael Cooper and Norm Nixon in the 1970s, A. C. Green and Vlade Divac in the 1980s, Elden Campbell, Nick Van Exel, Derek Fisher, and Devean George in the 1990s, and Luke Walton, Sasha Vujačić, and Ronny Turiaf in the 2000s. [138][139] The team was led by young guards Nick Van Exel and Eddie Jones. During the 2003–04 season, the team was the subject of intense media coverage generated by the teaming of four stars and the sexual-assault case involving Kobe Bryant. [276]:228 Both teams faced each other in back-to-back finals appearances in the 1988 NBA Finals, which the Lakers won in 7 games and the 1989 NBA Finals, which the Pistons won in 4 games. [90] Behind another MVP season from Abdul-Jabbar, Los Angeles won the Pacific Division, finishing the 1976–77 season a league-best 53–29. [331] A drafted player, either an international draftee or a college draftee who is not signed by the team that drafted him, is allowed to sign with any non-NBA teams. [82] The team defeated the Chicago Bulls in seven games in the conference semifinals, then the Golden State Warriors in five in the Western Division Finals. [132], On November 7, 1991, Magic Johnson announced he had tested positive for HIV and would retire immediately.[133]. Discover (and save!) Johnson holds all significant assist records for the club including career assists (10,141), assists in a game (24), and highest assist average for a season (13.1). [10] The Lakers are one of the most successful teams in the history of the NBA, and have won 17 NBA championships, tied with the Boston Celtics for the most in NBA history.[11]. [239][240] On March 25, 2014, the Lakers scored 51 points in the third quarter against the New York Knicks, the most points scored in a quarter in the history of the franchise. [227][228], On July 4, 2012, Steve Nash of the Phoenix Suns agreed to a sign-and-trade deal that would send him to the Lakers in exchange for the Lakers' 2013 and 2015 first round draft picks, 2013 and 2014 second round draft picks, and $3 million. Scott interviewed three times for the position, which had become vacant after Mike D'Antoni's resignation. They were the Showtime Lakers, and in the '80s, there was no better show on Earth. [119] Johnson won his first career MVP Award while leading the Lakers to a 65–17 record,[119] and Michael Cooper was named NBA Defensive Player of the Year. The Lakers are one of the most successful teams in the h… Quick View Los Angeles Lakers 2020 NBA Champions Youth Locker Room Snapback Cap New Era. The Lakers compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member of the league's Western Conference Pacific Division. [318][6] The Lakers logo consists of the team name, "Los Angeles Lakers" written in purple on top of a gold basketball. [168] They met Allen Iverson and the Philadelphia 76ers in the NBA Finals. [87] He was traded for Elmore Smith, Brian Winters, Junior Bridgeman, and Dave Meyers. Is Denver Nuggets SUPERSTAR C Nikola "The Joker" Jokic ALREADY the most skilled C of ALL TIME ? [95] Washington, who stated that he assumed Tomjanovich was a combatant, was suspended for two months by the NBA, and released by the Lakers. Los Angeles Lakers 1986-87 Roster and Stats. [322] Highest field-goal percentage for a season at 54.5% (1984–85),[323] and highest road winning percentage at 0.816 (1971–72). [204] Frustrated by the team's inability to advance in the playoffs, Bryant demanded to be traded in the off-season. [45] Pat Riley is second in franchise history in both regular season and playoff games coached and wins. The Lakers play their home games at Staples Center, an arena shared with the NBA's Los Angeles Clippers, the Los Angeles Sparks of the Women's National Basketball Association, and the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League. Once they adjusted, his passing became a key part of Los Angeles' offense. With their most recent win in the 2020 NBA Finals, the Lakers are now tied with the Celtics with 17 NBA championships. Clarkson, the 46th overall pick in the 2014 draft, finished his rookie season with game stats of 11.9 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 3.5 apg, and shooting 44.8% from the field. 2 pick in 2015 NBA draft", "Kobe Bryant of Los Angeles Lakers announces he will retire after this season", "Los Angeles Lakers' Byron Scott out after another franchise worst season", "Lakers Part Ways with Head Coach Byron Scott", "Lakers Announce Agreement With Luke Walton to Become New Head Coach", "Lakers draft Duke's Ingram with No. However, after beating the Rockets in the first round, they lost four games to one in the second round of the playoffs to the Suns. [113], Using the past year's Finals defeat as motivation, the team won the Pacific Division for the fourth straight year and lost just two games in the Western Conference playoffs. In one of the most controversial playoff games in league history (Tim Donaghy's betting scandal), the Lakers would win by four points. [43] Their record earned them the number two pick in the 1960 NBA draft. In the 1949 BAA Finals they won the championship, beating the Washington Capitols four games to two. Owner Jack Kent Cooke brought in Bill Sharman as head coach,[71] and Elgin Baylor announced his retirement early in the season after realizing that his legs were not healthy enough. List of the last five seasons completed by the Lakers. The best record posted by the team was 69–13, in 1972; the worst record was 17–65, in 2016.[30]. It's made with warm, stretchy performance fabric with special stitched-down championship details. [39], In their last year in Minneapolis, the Lakers went 25–50. Prior to KHJ, Laker games were televised on KTLA. Showtime: Magic, Kareem, Riley, and the Los Angeles Lakers Dynasty of the 1980s | Pearlman, Jeff | ISBN: 9781592408870 | Kostenloser Versand für alle Bücher mit Versand und Verkauf duch Amazon. [358][359] Until 2011, telecasts had been split between KCAL-TV (road games) and Fox Sports West (home games), unless they are chosen for national broadcasts on ABC. Here’s a quick look on how the Lakers won those 17 titles. After the retirement of West and Chamberlain, the team traded for superstar Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who won multiple MVP awards with the Lakers. [89] West became upset, however, when Cooke refused to spend the money necessary to acquire forward Julius Erving, who the Nets were selling. Berger and Chalfen purchased the NBL's disbanded Detroit Gems for $15,000 in 1947, changed their name to the Lakers and relocated them to Minnesota. Nick Young was also forced to end his season with a fractured kneecap, leaving the team with a record of 14–41. [91] They defeated the Warriors in a seven-game series to open the postseason before being swept by Portland in the Western Conference Finals. [175] The Lakers went on to win game seven in overtime, with the Kings missing numerous potentially game-saving shots and free throws. The series would then shift in Sacramento's favor, with the Kings winning the next two games. 7,431 talking about this. [326] They also used to hold the record for most wins at home in the regular season (going 36–5 in 1971–72, then 37–4 in both 1976–77 and 1979–80) before the Boston Celtics set the current record of 40–1 in the 1985–86 season. They were the flashiest team in NBA history, and they may have just saved the league itself. [296][297] He owned the team until 1979 when he sold it, the NHL's Los Angeles Kings, the Forum, and some real estate to Jerry Buss for $67 million. [30] These appearances include eight NBA Finals appearances in the 1980s. The team was nicknamed the "Showtime Lakers" due to its fast break, transition offense facilitated by Johnson. [30] Mikan came back for the last half of the 1955–56 season, but struggled and retired for good after the season. 126 The Lakers began their season losing 10 of their first 16 games. The superstar duo, along with Hall of Fame coach Phil Jackson, led the Lakers to three consecutive championships between 2000 to 2002, securing the franchise's second "three-peat." The Lakers hold several NBA records as a team including most consecutive games won overall (33) and most consecutive road games won (16) both of which came during the 1971–72 season. [99] The Lakers won 60 games in Johnson's rookie year, and defeated the Philadelphia 76ers in six games in the 1980 NBA Finals. $25.99. This series win gave them their 16th NBA title overall and 11th since they moved to Los Angeles. [30] They came within two points of the NBA Finals when they lost in game seven of their second round series against St. Coached by Pat Riley, the Lakers' exciting, uptempo offense led to five championships during that decade. [110] After the season West replaced Sharman as the team's GM. [82] They played the New York Knicks in the 1973 NBA Finals. Johnson also has the most triple doubles, with his 138 over 100 more than the next closest player (Bryant; 17). The first time 18-year-old Jeanie Buss met 20-year-old rookie Earvin “Magic” Johnson was in this house. [214] They defeated the Jazz in five games, the Rockets in seven and the Nuggets in six, to win the Western Conference title. [84] They made the playoffs but managed just one win against Milwaukee in the conference semifinals. After struggling for much of the 1970s, the Los Angeles Lakers drafted Earvin "Magic" Johnson in 1979 to join superstar center, Kareem Abdul Jabaar. 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