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Los Angeles Lakers
LA Lakers logo
Information
Conference Western Western Conference
Division Pacific Division
Founded 1946
History Detroit Gems
1946-1947
Minneapolis Lakers
1947-1960
Los Angeles Lakers
1960-present
Arena Staples Center
City Los Angeles, California
Team Colors Purple, Gold, White
              
Owner(s) Jerry Buss family trust
General Manager Mitch Kupchak
Head Coach Vacant
D-League affiliate Los Angeles D-Fenders
Championships
NBA NBA Championship logo 16 (1949, 1950, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1972, 1980, 1982, 1985, 1987, 1988, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2009, 2010)
Conference Conference Championship logo 31 (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)
Division 23 (1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1977, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012)
Other
Retired numbers 9 (13, 22, 25, 32, 33, 34, 42, 44, 52, MIC)
Honored: (VM, GM, JP, SM, JK, CL)
Official Website lakers.com
Uniforms
Los Angeles Lakers Road Uniform Los Angeles Lakers Home Uniform Los Angeles Lakers alternate uniform
Home court
Los Angeles Lakers court logo

The Los Angeles Lakers are a professional basketball team based in Los Angeles, California, who play in the National Basketball Association (NBA). The Lakers are notable for having (at the end of the 2005–06 season) the most wins (2,806), the highest winning percentage (61.5%), the most finals appearances (28), and the second most championships (16) of any franchise behind their chief rivals the Boston Celtics.[1] They also hold the record for the longest consecutive win streak (33) in U.S. professional team sports.[2] Notably, the franchise has only missed the playoffs 5 times.[3]

Home arenasEdit

Minneapolis Auditorium (1947-1959)
Minneapolis Armory (1959-60)
(Due to scheduling conflicts, the Lakers actually played in both the Auditorium and the Armory throughout the 1947-60 period. They also played some games in the St. Paul Auditorium.)
Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena (1960-1967)
The Forum (formerly Great Western Forum from 1988-2000) (1967-1999)
Staples Center (1999-present)

Team historyEdit

Main article: History of the Los Angeles Lakers

The Lakers began in 1946 when Ben Berger and Morris Chalfen bought the Detroit Gems of the National Basketball League for $15,000 and relocated it to Minneapolis. As the Gems had by far the worst record in the NBL, the Lakers had the first pick in the 1947 dispersal draft of players from the Professional Basketball League of America, which they used to select George Mikan, later to become arguably the greatest center of his time. With Mikan, new coach John Kundla and an infusion of former University of Minnesota players, the Lakers won the NBL championship in that 1947-48 season and joined three other NBL teams in jumping to the Basketball Association of America, where they promptly won the 1948-49 BAA championship. The NBL and BAA merged to become the NBA in 1949.

Kobe Bryant Lakers Road

Kobe Bryant in a Laker road uniform.

The Minneapolis Lakers were one of the dominant teams of the fledgling NBA. With Hall of Famers George Mikan, Vern Mikkelsen, Jim Pollard, Slater Martin, and Clyde Lovellette, they were the NBA's first "dynasty", winning five championships in six years (1949, 1950, 1952, 1953, 1954).

After their move to Los Angeles in 1960, the team featured Hall of Famers Elgin Baylor, Jerry West, Gail Goodrich, but despite the wealth of talent, they were repeatedly foiled by the Boston Celtics, losing the championship to them six times in eight years. It wasn't until 1972 when they strung together a record 33-game win streak under Coach of the Year Bill Sharman that they were able to secure their first championship in Los Angeles.

However, even with the addition of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, they weren't able to win another championship until the arrival of Earvin "Magic" Johnson in 1979, defeating the Philadelphia 76ers thanks to an MVP performance by the rookie Johnson, who, starting for the injured Abdul-Jabbar, had 42 points, 15 rebounds, and 7 assists to clinch the series. Under coach Pat Riley, a former Lakers player, the Lakers then went on to dominate the 1980s, appearing in the finals eight times in the decade and being crowned champions five times, including consecutive championships in 1987 and 1988, the first team to do so since Boston in 1969.

Although they made another finals appearance in 1991, they spent most of the 1990s fielding teams that were not considered legitimate title contenders. However, during the 1996-1997 offseason, the Lakers acquired Shaquille O'Neal from the Orlando Magic and newly-drafted Kobe Bryant from the Charlotte Hornets. Following the hiring of Phil Jackson as head coach in 1999, the team returned to championship form; led by O'Neal, Bryant, and a talented supporting cast, the Lakers won three consecutive NBA Finals from 2000-02.

In 2004 the Lakers endured a series of off-the-court problems, largely the result of friction among O'Neal, Bryant, and Jackson. In 2004, O'Neal was traded to the Miami Heat and Jackson temporarily retired. After the Lakers struggled in 2004-05, Jackson returned for the following season, and the Bryant-led team returned to the postseason, losing to the Phoenix Suns in the first round. In 2005 the Lakers finished the season 34-48, their worst record since 1994. In 2006-07 season, the Lakers aqiured Vladimir Radmanovic form the Los Angeles Clippers. The Lakers are currently 8-3.

Celebrity fansEdit

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Laker fan Jack Nicholson.

Given the team's proximity to Hollywood, the Lakers fan base includes many famous actors and musicians who are regularly seen at home games. Jack Nicholson is the most prominent member of this group, having held season tickets since 1967; other celebrities known as long-standing ticket-holders include Denzel Washington, Dustin Hoffman, Andy Garcia, Penny Marshall, Ice Cube, Sylvester Stallone, Michael Clarke Duncan and Dyan Cannon.

The members of the Southern California-based Red Hot Chili Peppers are also known to be longtime Lakers fans. The songs "Salute to Kareem" and "Magic Johnson", a tribute to the "Showtime"-era Lakers, can be found on the band's album Mother's Milk. As of the 2005-2006 season, Chili Pepper's bassist Flea, a self-proclaimed Lakers fanatic, writes a blog on the Lakers for NBA.com.

Season-by-season recordsEdit

Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, % = Percentage

Season W L  % Playoffs Results
Detroit Gems (NBL)
(Not included in W/L totals)
1946-47 4 40 .091
Minneapolis Lakers (NBL)
(Not included in W/L totals)
1947-48 43 17 .717 Won First Round
Won NBL Semifinals
Won NBL Championship
Minneapolis 3, Oshkosh 1
Minneapolis 2, Tri-Cities 0
Minneapolis 3, Rochester 1
Minneapolis Lakers (BAA)
(Included in W/L totals)
1948-49 44 16 .733 Won First Round
Won BAA Semifinals
Won BAA Finals
Minneapolis 2, Chicago 0
Minneapolis 2, Rochester 0
Minneapolis 4, Syracuse 2
Minneapolis Lakers (NBA)
1949-50 51 17 .750 Won First-Place Game
Won Division Semifinals
Won Division Finals
Won NBA Semifinals
Won NBA Finals
Minneapolis over Rochester
Minneapolis 2, Chicago 0
Minneapolis 2, Ft. Wayne 0
Minneapolis 2, Anderson 0
Minneapolis 4, Syracuse 2
1950-51 44 24 .647 Won Division Semifinals
Lost Division Finals
Minneapolis 2, Indianapolis 1
Rochester 3 Minneapolis 1
1951-52 40 26 .606 Won Division Semifinals
Won Division Finals
Won NBA Finals
Minneapolis 2, Indianapolis 0
Minneapolis 3, Rochester 1
<b> Minneapolis 4, New York 3
1952-53 48 22 .686 Won Division Semifinals
Won Division Finals
Won NBA Finals
Minneapolis 2, Indianapolis 0
Minneapolis 3, Ft. Wayne 2
<b> Minneapolis 4, New York 1
1953-54 46 26 .639 Round-Robin
Round-Robin
Won Division Finals
<b> Won NBA Finals<b>
Minneapolis 3-0 over
Rochester and Ft. Wayne
Minneapolis 2, Rochester 1
<b> Minneapolis 4, Syracuse 3<b>
1954-55 40 32 .556 Won Division Semifinals
Lost Division Finals
Minneapolis 2, Rochester 1
Ft. Wayne 3, Minneapolis 1
1955-56 33 39 .458 Won Second-Place Game
Lost Division Semifinals
Minneapolis over St. Louis
St. Louis 2, Minneapolis 1
1956-57 34 38 .472 Lost Division Tiebreaker
Won Division Semifinals
Lost Division Finals
St. Louis over Minneapolis
Minneapolis 2, Ft. Wayne 0
St. Louis 3, Minneapolis 0
1957-58 19 53 .264
1958-59 33 39 .458 Won Division Semifinals
Won Division Finals
Lost NBA Finals
Minneapolis 2, Detroit 1
Minneapolis 4, St. Louis 2
Boston 4, Minneapolis 0
1959-60 25 50 .333 Won Division Semifinals
Lost Division Finals
Minneapolis 2, Detroit 0
St. Louis 4, Minneapolis 3
Los Angeles Lakers
1960-61 36 43 .456 Won Division Semifinals
Lost Division Finals
Los Angeles 2, Detroit 0
St. Louis 4, Los Angeles 3
1961-62 54 26 .675 Won Division Finals
Lost NBA Finals
Los Angeles 3, Detroit 2
Boston 4, Los Angeles 3
1962-63 53 27 .663 Won Division Finals
Lost NBA Finals
Los Angeles 4, St. Louis 3
Boston 4, Los Angeles 2
1963-64 42 38 .525 Lost Division Semifinals St. Louis 3, Los Angeles 2
1964-65 49 31 .613 Won Division Finals
Lost NBA Finals
Los Angeles 4, Baltimore 2
Boston 4, Los Angeles 1
1965-66 45 35 .563 Won Division Finals
Lost NBA Finals
Los Angeles 4, St. Louis 3
Boston 4, Los Angeles 3
1966-67 36 45 .444 Lost Division Semifinals San Francisco 3, Los Angeles 0
1967-68 52 30 .634 Won Division Semifinals
Won Division Finals
Lost NBA Finals
Los Angeles 4, Chicago 1
Los Angeles 4, San Francisco 0
Boston 4, Los Angeles 3
1968-69 55 27 .671 Won Division Semifinals
Won Division Finals
Lost NBA Finals
Los Angeles 4, San Francisco 2
Los Angeles 4, Atlanta 1
Boston 4, Los Angeles 3
1969-70 46 36 .561 Won Conference Semifinals
Won Conference Finals
Lost NBA Finals
Los Angeles 4, Phoenix 3
Los Angeles 4, Atlanta 0
New York 4, Los Angeles 3
1970-71 48 34 .585 Won Conference Semifinals
Lost Conference Finals
Los Angeles 4, Chicago 3
Milwaukee 4, Los Angeles 1
1971-72 69 13 .841 Won Conference Semifinals
Won Conference Finals
Won NBA Finals<b>
Los Angeles 4, Chicago 0
Los Angeles 4, Milwaukee 2
<b> Los Angeles 4, New York 1
1972-73 60 22 .732 Won Conference Semifinals
Won Conference Finals
Lost NBA Finals
Los Angeles 4, Chicago 3
Los Angeles 4, Golden State 1
New York 4, Los Angeles 1</br>
1973-74 47 35 .573 Lost First Round Milwaukee 4, Los Angeles 1
1974-75 30 52 .366
1975-76 40 42 .488
1976-77 53 29 .646 Won First Round
Lost Conference Semifinals
Los Angeles 4, Golden State 3
Portland 4, Los Angeles 0
1977-78 45 37 .549 Lost First Round Seattle 2, Los Angeles 1
1978-79 47 35 .573 Won First Round
Lost Conference Semifinals
Los Angeles 2, Denver 1
Seattle 4, Los Angeles 1
1979-80 60 22 .732 Won Conference Semifinals
Won Conference Finals
Won NBA Finals
Los Angeles 4, Phoenix 1
Los Angeles 4, Seattle 1
Los Angeles 4, Philadelphia 2
1980-81 54 28 .659 Lost First Round Houston 2, Los Angeles 1
1981-82 57 25 .695 Won Conference Semifinals
Won Conference Finals
Won NBA Finals
Los Angeles 4, Phoenix 0
Los Angeles 4, San Antonio 0
Los Angeles 4, Philadelphia 2
1982-83 58 24 .707 Won Conference Semifinals
Won Conference Finals
Lost NBA Finals
Los Angeles 4, Portland 1
Los Angeles 4, San Antonio 2
Philadelphia 4, Los Angeles 0
1983-84 54 28 .659 Won First Round
Won Conference Semifinals
Won Conference Finals
Lost NBA Finals
Los Angeles 3, Kansas City 0
Los Angeles 4, Dallas 1
Los Angeles 4, Phoenix 2
Boston 4, Los Angeles 3
1984-85 62 20 .756 Won First Round
Won Conference Semifinals
Won Conference Finals
Won NBA Finals
LA Lakers 3, Phoenix 0
LA Lakers 4, Portland 1
LA Lakers 4, Denver 1
LA Lakers 4, Boston 2
1985-86 62 20 .756 Won First Round
Won Conference Semifinals
Lost Conference Finals
LA Lakers 3, San Antonio 0
LA Lakers 4, Dallas 2
Houston 4, LA Lakers 1
1986-87 65 17 .793 Won First Round
Won Conference Semifinals
Won Conference Finals
Won NBA Finals
LA Lakers 3, Denver 0
LA Lakers 4, Golden State 1
LA Lakers 4, Seattle 0
LA Lakers 4, Boston 2
1987-88 62 20 .756 Won First Round
Won Conference Semifinals
Won Conference Finals
Won NBA Finals
LA Lakers 3, San Antonio 0
LA Lakers 4, Utah 3
LA Lakers 4, Dallas 3
LA Lakers 4, Detroit 3
1988-89 57 25 .695 Won First Round
Won Conference Semifinals
Won Conference Finals
Lost NBA Finals
LA Lakers 3, Portland 0
LA Lakers 4, Seattle 0
LA Lakers 4, Phoenix 0
Detroit 4, LA Lakers 0
1989-90 63 19 .768 Won First Round
Lost Conference Semifinals
LA Lakers 3, Houston 1
Phoenix 4, LA Lakers 1
1990-91 58 24 .707 Won First Round
Won Conference Semifinals
Won Conference Finals
Lost NBA Finals
LA Lakers 3, Houston 0
LA Lakers 4, Golden State 1
LA Lakers 4, Portland 2
Chicago 4, LA Lakers 1
1991-92 43 39 .524 Lost First Round Portland 3, LA Lakers 1
1992-93 39 43 .476 Lost First Round Phoenix 3, LA Lakers 2
1993-94 33 49 .402
1994-95 48 34 .585 Won First Round
Lost Conference Semifinals
LA Lakers 3, Seattle 1
San Antonio 4, LA Lakers 2
1995-96 53 29 .646 Lost First Round Houston 3, LA Lakers 1
1996-97 56 26 .683 Won First Round
Lost Conference Semifinals
LA Lakers 3, Portland 1
Utah 4, LA Lakers 1
1997-98 61 21 .744 Won First Round
Won Conference Semifinals
Lost Conference Finals
LA Lakers 3, Portland 1
LA Lakers 4, Seattle 1
Utah 4, LA Lakers 0
1998-99 31 19 .620 Won First Round
Lost Conference Semifinals
LA Lakers 3, Houston 1
San Antonio 4, LA Lakers 0
1999-2000 67 15 .817 Won First Round
Won Conference Semifinals
Won Conference Finals
Won NBA Finals
LA Lakers 3, Sacramento 2
LA Lakers 4, Phoenix 1
LA Lakers 4, Portland 3
LA Lakers 4, Indiana 2
2000-01 56 26 .683 Won First Round
Won Conference Semifinals
Won Conference Finals
Won NBA Finals
LA Lakers 3, Portland 0
LA Lakers 4, Sacramento 0
LA Lakers 4, San Antonio 0
LA Lakers 4, Philadelphia 1
2001-02 58 24 .707 Won First Round
Won Conference Semifinals
Won Conference Finals
Won NBA Finals
LA Lakers 3, Portland 0
LA Lakers 4, San Antonio 1
LA Lakers 4, Sacramento 3
LA Lakers 4, New Jersey 0
2002-03 50 32 .610 Won First Round
Lost Conference Semifinals
LA Lakers 4, Minnesota 2
San Antonio 4, LA Lakers 2
2003-04 56 26 .683 Won First Round
Won Conference Semifinals
Won Conference Finals
Lost NBA Finals
LA Lakers 4, Houston 1
LA Lakers 4, San Antonio 2
LA Lakers 4, Minnesota 2
Detroit 4, LA Lakers 1
2004-05 34 48 .415
2005-06 45 37 .549 Lost First Round Phoenix 4, LA Lakers 3
2006-07 6 3 0.667 Lost First Round Lost NBA Finals Boston 4, LA Lakers 2 |- Totals 2812 1762 .615
Playoffs 382 254 .601 16 Championships

Current rosterEdit

Franchise leadersEdit

Statistic Total Player
Games Played 1,103 Kobe Bryant
Minutes Played 40,145 Kobe Bryant
Field Goals 9,935 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Field Goal Attempts 21,370 Kobe Bryant
Field Goal Percentage .605 Wilt Chamberlain
Three-point Field Goals 1,418 Kobe Bryant
Three-point Field Goal Attempts 4,185 Kobe Bryant
Three-point Field Goal Percentage .400 Vladimir Radmanovic
Free Throws 7,160 Jerry West
Free Throw Attempts 8,801 Jerry West
Free Throw Percentage .877 Cazzie Russell
Offensive Rebounds 2,494 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Defensive Rebounds 7,785 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Rebounds 11,463 Elgin Baylor
Assists 10,141 Magic Johnson
Steals 1,724 Magic Johnson
Blocked Shots 2,694 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Turnovers 3,506 Magic Johnson
Personal Fouls 3,224 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Points 27,868 Kobe Bryant

<b>Players of noteEdit

In 1997, the NBA announced a list of the 50 best players in its history, and of them, eight played all or significant portions of their careers with the Lakers: centers George Mikan, Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Shaquille O'Neal; guards Jerry West and Magic Johnson; and forwards Elgin Baylor and James Worthy.[4]

Basketball Hall of FamersEdit

Other notable playersEdit

Retired numbersEdit

Honored Minneapolis Lakers: Next to their retired numbers, the Lakers have hung a banner with the names of six Hall-of-Famers who were instrumental to the franchise's success during its days in Minneapolis:

Notable Head CoachesEdit

  • John Kundla -- First Head Coach, 1948-58 and 1959; 1949 BAA Champions; 1950 and 1952-54 NBA Champions; 1951 and 1957 NBA Western Division Champions. Win-Loss record: 423-302 in regular season, 60-35 in playoffs
  • Fred Schaus -- 1960-67; 1962-63 and 1965-66 NBA Western Division Champions. Win-Loss record: 315-245 in regular season, 33-38 in playoffs
  • Butch Van Breda Kolff -- 1967-69; 1969 NBA Western Division Champions. Win-Loss record: 107-57 in regular season, 21-12 in playoffs.
  • Joe Mullaney -- 1969-71; 1971 NBA Pacific Division Champions. Win-Loss record: 94-70 in regular season, 16-14 in playoffs
  • Bill Sharman -- 1971-76; 1972 NBA Champions, 1973 Western Conference Champions and 1974 NBA Pacific Division Champions. Win-Loss record: 246-164 in regular season, 22-15 in playoffs.
  • Paul Westhead -- 1979-81; 1980 and 1982 NBA Champions. Win-Loss record: 111-50 in regular season, 13-6 in playoffs.
  • Pat Riley Head Coach 1981-90; 1982, 1985 and 1987-88 NBA Champions; 1983-84 and 1989 Western Conference Champions; 1986 and 1990 NBA Pacific Division Champions. Win-Loss record: 613-194 in regular season, 102-47 in playoffs.
  • Mike Dunleavy -- 1990-92; Win-Loss record: 101-63 in regular season, 13-10 in playoffs.
  • Randy Pfund -- 1992-94; Win-Loss record: 66-80 in regular season, 2-3 in playoffs.
  • Del Harris -- 1994–99; 1998 NBA Pacific Division Champions. Win-Loss record: 224-116 in regular season, 17-19 in playoffs.
  • Rudy Tomjanovich -- 2004-05; Win-Loss record: 24-19.
  • Phil Jackson -- 1999-2004 and 2005-present; 2000-02 NBA Champions and 2004 Western Conference Champions. Win-Loss record: 332-160 in regular season, 64-28 in playoffs.
  • Magic Johnson -- 1994 Win-Loss Recod 5-11.

Chick HearnEdit

The Lakers are also known for their long-time play-by-play announcer Chick Hearn, who called their games on local radio and television from March, 1961 through the end of the 2002 season, including a record streak of 3,338 consecutive games beginning November 21, 1965. A 1991 Hall of Fame inductee, Hearn was known for his many catch phrases, some of which became part of the standard lexicon of basketball (e.g. "slam dunk", "dribble drive", "triple double").

Miscellaneous informationEdit

  • As the Minneapolis Lakers, the team holds the record for the lowest-scoring NBA game ever played along with the Fort Wayne Pistons. On November 22, 1950, the Lakers were leading until the fourth quarter, when the Pistons pulled ahead to win 19 to 18. This took place in a time before efforts were made to speed up gameplay, such as the addition of the shot clock.
  • Poker Legend Doyle Brunson claims in his book Super/System that the (then) Minneapolis Lakers had been making offers to sign him while he was playing college Basketball, until he broke his leg hauling sheet rock.
  • Los Angeles is the only city to have two NBA teams (the other team being the Los Angeles Clippers).
  • The 2004-05 season marked only the fourth time that the Lakers had failed to qualify for the postseason since relocating to Los Angeles in 1960.
  • The longstanding rivalry with the Boston Celtics is among the most famous in American sports.
  • Since 1976, KCAL-TV (previously KHJ-TV) Channel 9 and KLAC Radio have been the flagship broadcast homes of the Los Angeles Lakers. KCAL airs every Laker road game, while all home games can be seen on Fox Sports Net, the longtime cable television home of the Lakers. Prior to KCAL, KTLA televised Laker games for a time. KLAC/AM570 airs all Laker games via radio. KWKW/AM1330 provides a Spanish simulcast of Laker games.
  • The current TV announcers for the Lakers are Joel Meyers and former Laker Stu Lantz. Joel Meyers became the voice of the Lakers in 2005, replacing Paul Sunderland, who was the successor to the legendary Chick Hearn who died in 2002.
  • The Lakers are the only NBA team whose primary home jersey color isn't white (it's gold). However, since the 2002-03 season the team has worn white jerseys on Sunday and holiday home games. The white jerseys were designed by Lakers owner Jerry Buss' daughter, Jeannie Buss.
  • Former owner Jack Kent Cooke liked the color purple but disliked the term purple. As a result, during the era of his ownership, the colors he had chosen for his team were referred to as "Forum blue" and gold, rather than purple and gold. Even after Cooke sold the team, announcer Chick Hearn still sometimes used the description when describing the uniforms.
  • The Los Angeles Lakers were the first team to own a NBDL Team, the Los Angeles D-Fenders.

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

National Basketball Association
Commissioner's
Maurice Podoloff (1946 - 1963) ~ Walter Kennedy (1963 - 1975) ~ Larry O'Brien (1975 to 1984) ~ David Stern (1984-present)
Players
NBA Players ~ Foreign NBA Players ~ Former NBA Players
Coaches and Owners
NBA Coaches ~ NBA Owners
Annual Events
NBA Draft ~ NBA Summer League ~ NBA All-Star Weekend ~ NBA Playoffs ~ NBA Finals
Others
NBA Awards ~ NBA Arenas ~ NBA TV ~ NBA Store ~ NBA Development League

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Preceded by
Baltimore Bullets
1956
NBA Champions
Minneapolis Lakers

1949 & 1950
Succeeded by
Rochester Royals
1951
Preceded by
Rochester Royals
1951
NBA Champions
Minneapolis Lakers

1952 & 1953 & 1954
Succeeded by
Syracuse Nationals
1955
Preceded by
Milwaukee Bucks
1971
NBA Champions
Los Angeles Lakers

1972
Succeeded by
New York Knicks
1973
Preceded by
Seattle SuperSonics
1979
NBA Champions
Los Angeles Lakers

1980
Succeeded by
Boston Celtics
1981
Preceded by
Boston Celtics
1981
NBA Champions
Los Angeles Lakers

1982
Succeeded by
Philadelphia 76ers
1983
Preceded by
Boston Celtics
1984
NBA Champions
Los Angeles Lakers

1985
Succeeded by
Boston Celtics
1986
Preceded by
Boston Celtics
1986
NBA Champions
Los Angeles Lakers

1987 & 1988
Succeeded by
Detroit Pistons
1989 & 1990
Preceded by
San Antonio Spurs
1999
NBA Champions
Los Angeles Lakers

2000 & 2001 & 2002
Succeeded by
San Antonio Spurs
2003
Preceded by
Boston Celtics
2008
NBA Champions
Los Angeles Lakers

2009 & 2010
Succeeded by
Dallas Mavericks
2011

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