Los Angeles Lakers

American professional basketball team

The Los Angeles Lakers are an American professional basketball team in the National Basketball Association (NBA). They play their home games in the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, California, which they share with the Los Angeles Clippers, their sister team the Los Angeles Sparks of the WNBA, and the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League. The Lakers were originally known as Minneapolis Lakers. 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.

Los Angeles Lakers
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ConferenceWestern
DivisionPacific
Founded1947
HistoryMinneapolis Lakers
1947–1960
Los Angeles Lakers
1960–present[1][2][3]
ArenaCrypto.com Arena
LocationLos Angeles, California
Team colorsPurple, gold, black[4][5][6]
     
Main sponsorWish[7]
PresidentJeanie Buss
General managerRob Pelinka
Head coachDarvin Ham
OwnershipBuss Family Trusts (majority),[8] Philip Anschutz, Edward P. Roski, and Patrick Soon-Shiong (minority)
Affiliation(s)South Bay Lakers
Championships17 (1949, 1950, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1972, 1980, 1982, 1985, 1987, 1988, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2009, 2010, 2020)
Conference titles32 (1949, 1950, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1959, 1962, 1963, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1972, 1973, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1991, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2020)
Division titles24 (1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1977, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2020)
Retired numbers11 (8, 13, 22, 24, 25, 32, 33, 34, 42, 44, 52)
Websitewww.nba.com/lakers
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Many famous players played on the Los Angeles Lakers' team, including:

Kobe Bryant in a Lakers uniform.

The Lakers have won 17 NBA championships, including 5 in Minneapolis (1949, 1950, 1952, 1953, 1954) and 12 in Los Angeles (1972, 1980, 1982, 1985, 1987, 1988, 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2009, 2010, 2020).

Three of the Lakers' rivals are the Boston Celtics, Portland Trail Blazers, and the Sacramento Kings.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Lakers Season-by-Season Records". Lakers.com. NBA Media Ventures, LLC. Retrieved February 10, 2019.
  2. "History: Team by Team" (PDF). 2018-19 Official NBA Guide. NBA Media Ventures, LLC. October 9, 2018. Retrieved February 10, 2019.
  3. "NBA.com/Stats–Los Angeles Lakers seasons". Stats.NBA.com. NBA Media Ventures, LLC. Retrieved January 29, 2017.
  4. "Media Guidelines And Policies" (PDF). 2018–19 Los Angeles Lakers Media Guide. NBA Properties, Inc. October 16, 2018. Retrieved February 10, 2019.
  5. "Nike Jerseys". Lakers.com. NBA Media Ventures, LLC. July 31, 2018. Retrieved February 10, 2019.
  6. "Los Angeles Lakers Reproduction Guideline Sheet". NBA Properties, Inc. Retrieved February 8, 2018.
  7. "Lakers and Wish Announce a Multi-Year Partnership". Lakers.com (Press release). NBA Media Ventures, LLC. September 20, 2017. Retrieved December 17, 2017.
  8. "Team Directory" (PDF). 2017–18 Los Angeles Lakers Media Guide. NBA Properties, Inc. October 14, 2017. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 8, 2021. Retrieved March 4, 2018.

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