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Past 10 meetings

W 20% (2) L 80% (8)
  • Lakers @ Nuggets 146-141 W
  • Thunder @ Lakers 101-120 W
  • Lakers @ Warriors 112-128 L
  • Lakers @ Suns 110-121 L
  • Nuggets @ Lakers 129-118 L
  • Pelicans @ Lakers 114-111 L
  • Lakers @ Jazz 109-122 L
  • Lakers @ Mavericks 110-128 L
  • Lakers @ Pelicans 108-116 L
  • 76ers @ Lakers 126-121 L

Los Angeles Lakers DRAFT

Temporada Jugador Ronda General Posicion Escuela | Equipo
2022-2023 5 Round 2 Max Christie G Michigan State
2021-2022 22 Round 1 Isaiah Jackson PF Kentucky
2020-2021 28 Round 1 Jaden McDaniels SF Washington
2019-2020 4 Round 1
2018-2019 25 Round 1 Moritz Wagner C Michigan
2018-2019 17 Round 2 Svi Mykhailiuk SG Kansas
2017-2018 2 Round 1 Lonzo Ball PG UCLA
2017-2018 28 Round 1 Tony Bradley C North Carolina
2016-2017 2 Round 1 Brandon Ingram SF Duke
2016-2017 2 Round 2 Ivica Zubac C KK Mega Leks (Serbia)
2015-2016 27 Round 1 Larry Nance Jr. PF Wyoming
2015-2016 4 Round 2 Anthony Brown SF Stanford
2014-2015 7 Round 1 Julius Randle PF Kentucky
2013-2014 18 Round 2 Ryan Kelly PF Duke
2012-2013 30 2 Robert Sacre C Gonzaga
2011-2012 11 2 Darius Morris G Michigan
2011-2012 16 2 Andrew Goudelock G Charleston
2011-2012 26 2 Chukwudiebere Maduabum F Bakersfield Jam
2011-2012 28 2 Ater Majok F Gold Coast Blaze
2010-2011 13 2 Devin Ebanks F West Virginia
2010-2011 28 2 Derrick Caracter F Texas-El Paso
2009-2010 29 1 Toney Douglas G Florida St.
2009-2010 9 2 Jonas Jerebko SF Angelico Biella
2009-2010 12 2 Patrick Beverley PG BC Dnipro
2009-2010 29 2 Chinemelu Elonu C Texas A&M

Los Angeles Lakers LESIONES

  • Montrezl Harrell

    Pos. Suspensión
    Mid Oct | questionable

    Harrell is facing a possible suspension for his role in an off-court incident, and his status for the season opener is unclear.

How is the Los Angeles Lakers' History?

The Los Angeles Lakers are a professional basketball team that play in the Pacific Division of the Western Conference of the NBA. As one of the most successful and popular professional teams in all American sports, the Lakers have won 17 Basketball Association of America (BAA) and National Basketball Association (NBA) championships. The franchise has a league-leading seventeen championship triumphs, tied with the Boston Celtics' rival. 

 

When the LA Lakers took Magic Johnson with the first overall pick of the 1979 NBA draft, they entered their most successful period in team history. The team secured the Lakers' 1980, 1982, 1985, 1987, and 1988 NBA championships with Johnson's assistance and that of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (from 1982) and James Worthy (1982). 

 

This era was dubbed "Showtime" for the striking, often spectacular playing style planned and perfected by Johnson and because of the courtside presence of Hollywood celebrities, most notably Jack Nicholson. In the 1980s, the rivalry between the Lakers and Celtics—the two teams met for the NBA title four times between 1984 and 1987, with Johnson facing off against Larry Bird of Boston—fueled increased interest in the league.

 

The Los Angeles Lakers are one of the most famous and successful teams in the National Basketball Association, formed as the Minneapolis Lakers in 1947. As the 2020 NBA season comes to a close, the Los Angeles Lakers find themselves on the brink of history.

 

 With a victory in the Finals, they will not only tie the Boston Celtics for the most NBA championships ever won (17), but they will also set new records for most victories in a season and winning percentage (.786). Given their dominance throughout the regular season and playoffs, it is no surprise that they are the heavy favorites to win it all.

 

The Lakers and the Celtics are two of the most successful franchises in NBA history. The Lakers have won a total of 17 championships (Celtics have 15). The Celtics have four runner-up finishes. It makes the Lakers the greatest basketball franchise in terms of overall success.

How Were the Los Angeles Lakers Founded?

The Detroit Gems (now the Los Angeles Lakers) were established in 1946 and played in the National Basketball League (NBL). In 1947, the team moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota, and the team changed its name to the Lakers to pay homage to the state's motto, "Land of 10,000 Lakes." George Mikan was Minneapolis's first notable center and professional basketball's first dominant "big man". He was acquired by the Lakers in 1948, the same year that the team won their final BAA championship. 

 

For the 1948-49 season, the Lakers had signed on to the BAA. Consequently, they were able to win their final BAA championship. As such, George Mikan played an integral role in the establishment of the NBA. Not only was he one of the first great centers, but he also helped pave the way for the NBA's founding. One of the most successful teams in the early years of the NBA was the Los Angeles Lakers, who won four of the first five league titles. 

 

The Lakers were led by center George Mikan, who was widely considered to be the best player in the league. In addition to Mikan, the Lakers also featured several other future Hall of Famers, including Jim Pollard, Slater Martin, Vern Mikkelsen, and Clyde Lovellette. The Lakers' success helped to establish professional basketball as a major sport in the United States.

 

After the retirement of basketball superstar George Mikan in 1956, the Lakers experienced a period of decline. Mikan had been the centerpiece of the team, and his departure coincided with a drop in attendance at games. In addition, the Lakers had to relocate from Minneapolis to Los Angeles before the start of the 1960-61 season. The move was unpopular with fans, and it contributed to the team's decline in popularity. 

 

However, the Lakers managed to bounce back in the 1960s, reaching the NBA Finals six times. Still, they lost to the Celtics every time despite having all-time legends Elgin Baylor and Jerry West on their roster (who would later serve as team general manager and assemble several Lakers championship teams). 

 

However, one of the most critical periods in Lakers' history was during the 1971-1972 season, when the team set multiple NBA records. That season, the Lakers had a 33-game winning streak, which is still an NBA record. They also had the best regular-season record in NBA history, with 69 wins and 13 losses. The Lakers went on to win the championship that year, cementing their place as one of the greatest teams ever.

 

After losing to the New York Knicks in the 1972-73 NBA Finals, the Lakers' fortunes began to decline. Their star player, Wilt Chamberlain, retired, and the team failed to qualify for the playoffs for two years in a row. It was the first time in franchise history that the Lakers had missed the playoffs two years in a row. 

How is the Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant Era?

Kobe Byrant is one of the most prominent players of the Lakers. The Mamba has won five championships in Los Angeles and picked up a slew of prestigious hardware along the way. During his Lakers career, he was the NBA's Most Valuable Player in 2008, the NBA Finals MVP in 2009 and 2010, and he was named to 15 All-Star teams.

 

Bryant's decision to forgo college and declare himself eligible for the NBA draft sparked controversy at the time. Some pundits questioned whether a player so young could be successful at the professional level, but Bryant quickly silenced his critics. The Charlotte Hornets selected him with the 13th overall choice in the 1996 draft, and he went on to have a Hall of Fame career. Shortly thereafter, he was traded to the Lakers and became the second youngest NBA player in history when the 1996–97 season opened. He rapidly established himself as one of the NBA's top players with the Lakers, and was named to the All-Star Game in only his second season. At the time, he was the league's youngest All-Star.

 

Bryant's accomplishments in 2009 included winning his fourth NBA title and being named the finals MVP after averaging 32.4 points per game in the series. In 2009–10, he led the Lakers to their third straight Western Conference championship, and for a second consecutive year, he was named NBA finals MVP. The Lakers won seven games against the Boston Celtics.

 

The Lakers went on to win division titles in each of the next three seasons. However, they were eliminated in the second round of each postseason. The franchise started with high expectations in the 2012–13 season when the Lakers acquired superstars, Steve Nash and Dwight Howard. However, after Bryant ruptured his Achilles tendon in April 2013, the disappointing club was barely on pace to qualify for the final Western Conference playoff position. 

 

The Lakers finished the season as the eighth and final playoff seed, losing in their opening series. 

 

In December 2013, he returned to the court for a brief period of time before fracturing his kneecap and missing the rest of the season. Bryant resumed playing for the beginning of the 2014–15 season before being hurt again, this time tearing his rotator cuff in January 2015. Due to lack of form, he played the majority for that season but once again struggled. 358 field-goal percentage and 17.6 points per game in 31 outings before retiring following the conclusion of the 2015–16 regular season.

 

When it comes to the greatest Lakers of all time, there is undoubtedly one name that stands above the rest: Kobe Bryant. The Mamba spent his entire career with the Lakers, winning five championships and becoming one of the most decorated players in NBA history. Kobe was a 15-time All-NBA selection and was named the league's MVP in 2008. He also won two Finals MVPs in 2009 and 2010. In addition to his on-court accomplishments, Kobe is also revered for his work ethic and competitive fire.

 

He had set numerous records, including the most points scored in a single game and the most seasons played with one team. Kobe also holds the NBA record for the most field goals made, three-point field goals made, points scored, games played, and minutes played. 

 

He's had the support of Jerry West, Shaquille O'Neal, and even Magic Johnson—the Black Mamba is the greatest Los Angeles Lakers ever—to prove it.



The table shows the career summary of Kobe Bryant as of the writing:

Career Summary

G

1346

PTS

25.0

TRB

5.2

AST

4.7

FG %

44.7

FG 3%

32.9

FT %

83.7

eFG %

48.2

PER

22.9

WS

172.7

 

How is the Los Angeles Lakers Magic Johnson Era?

 

Magic Johnson is regarded as one of the greatest basketball players of all time. He was chosen to 12 All-Star teams throughout his 13-year career, won three NBA Finals MVPs, and was awarded league MVP three times. He also helped the Los Angeles Lakers win five NBA titles. Johnson is the all-time assist and steals leader for the Lakers, and his 11.2 assists per game average is the most in NBA history.

 

The Lakers' greatest years were under Johnson's guidance when he led them to NBA titles in 1980, 1982, 1985, 1987, and 1988. Perhaps Johnson's most famous moment came in his rookie season when he helped the Lakers win the NBA title in 1980. In game 6 of the NBA Finals, Johnson surprisingly played all five positions to help the Lakers clinch their championship, making him the first rookie to win an NBA Finals MVP. 

 

Earvin "Magic" Johnson Jr. brought an unique blend of talent, creativity and versatility to the NBA. He earned multiple All-Star appearances in 13 years as one their most talented players ever with 19 points or more per game at 6'9" (2 meters) tall. The 6'9" forward helped popularize versatility at this crucial role which has become more common today due largely because many teams use two or even three guards on their roster. However, his most notable quality was his creativity with no-look and bounce passes and his ability to make key plays in the clutch. The rivalry between Magic Johnson's Lakers and Larry Bird's Boston Celtics created a new era of fan interest and league success.

 

On November 7, 1991, Johnson's announcement that he was HIV-positive shocked the basketball world and made headlines across America, but it also meant an end for him. When he retired in 1991, this record-setting point guard had accumulated 9921 assists to his name. John Stockton is the man who eventually surpassed him in 1995.

 

Magic Johnson's basketball career began with great success, but it was cut short by his diagnosis of HIV. After a short retirement, he made a comeback in 1992 for the All-Star Game and the Barcelona Olympics. He helped lead the US Olympic "Dream Team" to gold in Barcelona. The All-Star Game was a huge success, with Johnson winning MVP honors. The following year, he served as the head coach with the Los Angeles Lakers (1994) and played for a portion of the 1995–96 season. From 1994 to 2010, he was an equity partner in the franchise.



The table shows the career summary of Magic Johnson as of the writing:

Career Summary

G

906

PTS

19.5

TRB

7.2

AST

11.2

FG %

52.0

FG 3%

30.3

FT %

84.8

eFG %

53.3

PER

24.1

WS

155.8

 

How is the Los Angeles Lakers Shaquille O’Neal Era?

In 1992, Shaquille O'Neal graduated from high school and entered the NBA draft. However he did not stop studying to complete his degree at Louisiana State University (LSU). In 2000 after years of hard work, he received his undergraduate degree from LSU.

 

Shaquille O'Neal is one of the most iconic players in NBA history. A 6-foot 11-inch tall center, he was an unstoppable force on the court, using his size and strength to dominate opponents. After being drafted by the Orlando Magic in 1992, he quickly made an impact, leading the team to a 41-41 record and a 20-win improvement over the previous season. In 1994-1995, he won the scoring title and led Orlando to the NBA Finals against the Houston Rockets. 

 

After Houston swept the Magic, O'Neal developed a reputation for losing big games. After Houston's victory over the Magic, O'Neal acquired a poor reputation for blowing large games. On the offensive end of the court, O'Neal's immense size and power (7 feet 1 inch or 2.16 meters tall and weighed 315 pounds or 143 kg made him nearly unblockable. In basketball, the free throw is considered one of the easiest shots to make. Yet, for Shaquille O'Neal, one of the greatest players in the history of the sport, free throws were a source of much frustration. When it came time to shoot free throws, O'Neal's size worked against him.

 

Two of the most dominant duos in NBA history, Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal were one such pair. Together, they won three championships with the Los Angeles Lakers (2000-01, 2001-02, 2002-03), with Bryant being named MVP in all three Finals. O'Neal is second in Lakers' history in scoring (27), rebounds (11.8), and blocks (2.5). 

 

In eight seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers, Earvin "Magic" Johnson established himself as one of the greatest basketball players of all time. He also changed the way big men were used, often bringing the ball up the court and running the offense from the post. In doing so, he redefined what it meant to be a dominant center in the NBA. When Shaquille O’Neal retired from the NBA in 1996, he left behind a legacy as one of the greatest big men to ever play the game. His impact on the game was widespread. In the years since O’Neal’s retirement, many other great big men have emerged, but none have been able to match his domination or effect on the game.



The table shows the career summary of Shaquille O’Neal as of the writing:

Career Summary

G

1207

PTS

23.7

TRB

10.9

AST

2.5

FG %

58.2

FG 3%

4.5

FT %

52.7

eFG %

58.2

PER

26.4

WS

181.7

What are the Symbols of Los Angeles Lakers?

The Lakers symbol: The logo's focal point is the distinctive wordmark. The original name for the logo was "MPLS LAKERS," which is now written in dark purple as "Los Angeles Lakers." The designers also changed the text. The original logo placed the inscription right on top of a gold basketball, whereas the new one placed it above and below. The colors stand out more owing to a black border, making the emblem more apparent.

 

Lakers Logo Font: The Los Angeles Lakers' logo is written in what could be called a "decorative" Bodoni font, with flourishes that give it more character. The club did not originally own the rights to this font, but they acquired them at some point. The use of a serif font for the logo conveys a sense of tradition and conservatism, which is fitting for a basketball team with such a long and storied history.

 

What is the Los Angeles Lakers' Logo?

The Los Angeles’ former logo was highly unique, but not as vivid as the present one. It represented a yellow basketball that looked like a globe with a white shock map of Minnesota within the ball and had a white shock map of Minnesota on the ball.

 

Minneapolis' geographical location was displayed on a white map with a little yellow five-pointed star. The Los Angeles Lakers unveiled a new primary logo which made significant changes to the team's visual identity. The most notable alteration was to the wordmark, which had previously been simply "LAKERS" in all caps. The new wordmark, "MPLS," is a nod to the team's history in Minneapolis, where they were founded as the Minneapolis Lakers. The wordmark is positioned above the basketball in the logo, with a star placed before and after it.

 

The franchise was renamed the Lakers in 1960, following their relocation to Los Angeles and change of name.

 

The Los Angeles Lakers rebranded and underwent a complete makeover when they relocated from Minnesota to California. The ball was the only aspect of the old logo that was kept. The Los Angeles Lakers experienced a period of significant change. The team's colors faded from yellow to a dark, grainy green, and the team's name was changed to simply "the basketball court." The logo also underwent a transformation, proudly proclaiming "LOS ANGELES LAKERS" in deep purple instead of the previous "MPLS LAKERS."

 

The name of the team, "LOS ANGELES LAKERS," was written in purple ink and split into two lines—"Los Angeles" and "LAKERS"—in a larger typeface. To the left, there are horizontal lines in the extended "LAKERS" wordmark that give it life.

 

The team did not modify the Lakers logo until 1997, when its primary colors were updated after the team's name was changed to the Los Angeles Lakers. The ball turned white to black, and the ball changed colors from greenish to orange, dark purple, and then light blue. In addition, the basketball's seams, which had previously been facing right, were reversed.

 

The Los Angeles Lakers modified their logo in 1984 to make it a cleaner, brighter purple while also increasing the thickness of the horizontal lines to create a more powerful sense of speed and movement. The colors were later updated in 2001 and have remained largely unchanged since then. The current colors are a deeper and richer purple that evokes a sense of sophistication and strength. The thinner horizontal lines give the logo a modern look that reflects the team's commitment to excellence. The updated logo is an important part of the team's identity and has helped to solidify their brand in the basketball world.

 

In 2002, designers tampered with the logo's color saturation in order to improve clarity. The logo has not been altered in more than fifteen years, retaining its simple and clean look. Though it is worth noting that these colors were brightened to enhance clarity.



How is the Los Angeles Lakers' Uniform?

During the 1960–1966, the white L.A. Lakers jersey worn during the team's inaugural season in Los Angeles is unlike anything fans are used to seeing now. Two shades of blue are used to accent the entire bright white design. The player symbols are dark blue, with a lighter blue drop shadow. The U-shaped neck and arms are trimmed in a blue double line, and the phrase "Los Angeles" is written in cursive type on the front.

 

In 1966, the Lakers' iconic gold jersey debuts in Los Angeles, replacing the white version. The gold hue is known to loyal followers as it was part of their first uniform in Minneapolis. The purple Lakers jersey is trimmed in white, while the player numbers are trimmed in purple. The numbers are written in a flowing block script that trends up to the left shoulder at an angle and reads "Lakers" above them.

 

The classic gold-and-purple outfit is recognizable to many basketball fans because it was worn during the "Showtime Era" (1978–1999). The purple and white trim on the gold jersey has been maintained. The team name's handwritten script has remained virtually unchanged, although it is now slanted rather than at an angle.

 

The Lakers' current (1999–2017) home jersey is essentially the same as their old one, with a few minor modifications. The V-neck and solid purple stripe flanked by thin white stripes on the sides from the armpit to the waist are still there, but it now has a solid purple stripe instead of a band across the chest. The numbers are now white and outlined in purple instead of the black drop shadows of previous years.

 

What are the Los Angeles Lakers' Colors?

The Los Angeles Lakers colors are Lakers purple, gold, and black. 

 

The Los Angeles Lakers team colors in Hex, RGB, and CMYK can be found below:

 

Color Name

RGB Color Code

CMYK Color Code

Pantone Color Code

HEX Color Code

Lakers Purple

(85, 37, 130)

(79, 100, 0, 12)

PMS 526 C

#552583

Gold

(253, 185, 39)

(0, 30, 94, 0)

PMS 123 C

#FDB927

Black

(6, 25, 34)

(30, 0, 0, 100)

PMS Process Black C

#000000

Who are the Los Angeles Lakers’ Players?

 

The table below shows the Los Angeles Lakers’ players:

 

STARTER

2ND

3RD

4TH

5TH

PG

Russell Westbrook

D.J. Augustin

Austin Reaves

Mac McClung

Malik Monk

SG

Austin Reaves

Malik Monk

Talen Horton-Tucker

Avery Bradley

Wayne Ellington

SF

Talen Horton-Tucker

Austin Reaves

Avery Bradley

Stanley Johnson

Kent Bazemore

PF

Stanley Johnson

Carmelo Anthony

Wenyen Gabriel

Talen Horton-Tucker

Anthony Davis

C

Anthony Davis

Dwight Howard

Wenyen Gabriel

Carmelo Anthony

LeBron James O

 

The Lakers had trouble staying healthy last season, as both LeBron James and Anthony Davis missed considerable time. Injuries ultimately caused their downfall, but the shooting didn't help matters. Los Angeles instead elected to address problems with its offense by acquiring several veterans and star point guard Russell Westbrook in a blockbuster swap with the Washington Wizards.

 

Following a comprehensive makeover of the team's roster, Carmelo Anthony, Dwight Howard, Kendrick Nunn, Malik Monk, and Wayne Ellington have all been acquired following a comprehensive makeover of the team's roster. The Los Angeles Lakers starting lineup should be Dwight Howard, LeBron James, and Anthony Davis in the frontcourt. Russell Westbrook and Wayne Ellington are the backcourt options. It may change depending on how certain lineups perform throughout the season.

 

The Los Angeles Lakers said Friday that LeBron James would miss the team's final two games of the season while recovering from a stubborn left ankle problem. According to the team's official website, James' sprained left ankle will fully heal with no structural damage. The four-time MVP is expected to return to action. He has been out since Mar. 27 due to a fractured left ankle he suffered against the Pelicans.

 

The Los Angeles Lakers have used a variety of starting lineup combinations throughout the 2019-20 NBA season. However, Avery Bradley, Anthony Davis, Danny Green, LeBron James, and JaVale McGee have been the most frequent starting five. They have played 31 games together as a unit, which is more than any other combination.

How did Buss Family Trust’s Ownership Affect the Los Angeles Lakers?

The Los Angeles Lakers have been owned by the Buss family since 1979 when Jerry Buss purchased the team. His daughter, Jeanie Buss, is the current owner and president of the team. She joined the family business at the age of 19 as general manager of the Los Angeles Strings professional tennis team. Jeanie has been instrumental in the operations of the Lakers. Under her leadership, the Lakers have become one of the most valuable sports franchises in the world, with a current value of $5.5 billion.

 

The brothers were all in agreement: Jeanne would be the most just of them all because of her commitment, expertise, and Jerry's respect for her honesty.

 

Janie's commitment to the family firm has grown lately as her children got older. Previously, she had provided strong leadership for the Lakers Youth Foundation. Still, her increased involvement in the company has allowed her to take on more responsibility and contribute more to its success.

Who are the Rivals of the Los Angeles Lakers?

The rivals of the Los Angeles Lakers include the LA Clippers, San Antonio Spurs, and Houston Rockets. 

 

Los Angeles Clippers: The rivalry between the Los Angeles Lakers and L.A. Clippers, which had been one-sided for years, is back with a vengeance. Following a failed trade that would have sent Chris Paul from L.A.'s crosstown rival, the rivalry took a terrible turn. The "Hallway Series" is an intriguing name for these two clubs due to their history of facing off in close games, particularly when conducting interviews or photoshoots outside the locker room.

 

Houston Rockets: The Houston Rockets were the first Western Conference team to reach the NBA Finals from 1980 to 1989, establishing the Lakers' tradition. To do so, the Rockets had to compete against the Lakers, with each winning team taking home a championship belt. Despite their continual losses against the Rockets, the Lakers have a better regular-season win rate, playoffs record, and overall success.

 

San Antonio Spurs: Because there is no obvious animosity between them, the Lakers' rivalry with the San Antonio Spurs is a lot more fun and lighthearted. In fact, their players, such as Kobe Bryant for the Lakers and Gregg Popovich for the Spurs, have praised each other in public. The rivalry is professional in nature, with both sides acknowledging each other's abilities, and anything is possible in a high-energy game of basketball.

 

The only genuine rivals for the Los Angeles Lakers are the San Antonio Spurs and Houston Rockets, who have qualified for the postseason every year since the 1999-2000 NBA season. In 2000, 2001, and 2002 NBA finals, the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the San Antonio Spurs. The Rockets received NHL trophies after their confrontation in the conference semifinals of the 2009 playoffs (the Lakers lost 2-4).

What are the Los Angeles Lakers' Championships?

 

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. 

 

Their most recent championship is the 2020 NBA season. The Los Angeles Lakers closed out their decade-long championship drought with a 4–2 victory over the Miami Heat in Game 6 of the NBA Finals. It was the team's 17th title, tying the record shared by the Boston Celtics.

 

LeBron James' career has been marked by consistent excellence, and his latest achievement is further proof of his status as one of the greatest players in NBA history. James has cemented his legacy by becoming the first player in NBA Finals history to be named Finals MVP with three different clubs (two with the Heat, one with Cleveland Cavaliers, and one with Los Angeles Lakers); a true team player.

 

The table shows the 2020 NBA Finals game summary:

Game

Date

Away Team

Result

Home Team

Game 1

September 30

Miami Heat

98–116 (0–1)

Los Angeles Lakers

Game 2

October 2

Miami Heat

114–124 (0–2)

Los Angeles Lakers

Game 3

October 4

Los Angeles Lakers

104–115 (2–1)

Miami Heat

Game 4

October 6

Los Angeles Lakers

102–96 (3–1)

Miami Heat

Game 5

October 9

Miami Heat

111–108 (2–3)

Los Angeles Lakers

Game 6

October 11

Los Angeles Lakers

106–93 (4–2)

Miami Heat

 

In 2020, the Los Angeles Lakers and Miami Heat faced off in the NBA Finals. This was a historic matchup for several reasons. Firstly, it was the first time these two teams had ever met in the Finals. Secondly, it was only the third time that a team with such a low seed (the fifth seed in the East) had made it to the Finals.

 

In the 1972 NBA Finals, the Los Angeles Lakers outlasted the New York Knicks in a five-game series to win the Western Conference title. The Lakers won their first NBA championship, having moved to Los Angeles from Minneapolis, Minnesota. It was a rematch of the 1970 NBA Finals, which the Knicks had won in a full seven-game series.

 

The 1972 team set a then NBA record with 69 victories in the regular season and 33 consecutive wins, an achievement that still stands. The 1970–71 Lakers set the record for the most wins in a season with 69, a record that stood for 25 years until the 1995–96 Chicago Bulls shattered it with a 72-win season. That Bulls team, coached by former Knicks player Phil Jackson, also went on to win the championship that year.

 

The Los Angeles Lakers had a very successful season that time, winning an average of 24.3 points per game. Their offense was led by Wilt Chamberlain, who was one of the best players in the league at the time. Jerry West was also a key player for the Lakers, as he was a very good playmaker. The Lakers were able to make it to the Finals that year. Guard Gail Goodrich accompanied by guard Jerry West was one of the NBA's top ten scorers that year, leading the league in scoring at 121 points per game.

 

In the opening round of the playoffs, the Los Angeles Lakers had beaten a strong 57-win Chicago Bulls squad in four games and then eliminated the defending champion Milwaukee Bucks (record of 63–19) in six games to take home-court advantage in the Western Conference. The previous rivalry between Chamberlain and Abdul-Jabbar had been followed by West against Robertson. The Knicks, who boasted a 48-win season, appeared to be an easy win for the Lakers.

 

The table shows the 1972 NBA Finals game summary:

Game

Date

Home Team

Score

Road Team

Referees

Game 1

April 26 (Wed.)

Los Angeles Lakers

92–114 (0–1)

New York Knicks

Richie Powers, Ed Rush

Game 2

April 30 (Sun.)

Los Angeles Lakers

106–92 (1–1)

New York Knicks

Mendy Rudolph, Jack Madden

Game 3

May 3 (Wed.)

New York Knicks

96–107 (1–2)

Los Angeles Lakers

Don Murphy, Richie Powers

Game 4

May 5 (Fri.)

New York Knicks

111–116 OT (1–3)

Los Angeles Lakers

Mendy Rudolph, Jake O'Donnell

Game 5

May 7 (Sun.)

Los Angeles Lakers

114–100 (4–1)

New York Knicks

Richie Powers, Jack Madden, Ed Rush (Alternate

 

The Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Indiana Pacers 4 games to 2 in the Western Conference finals. This was the Lakers' twelve-year drought broken. Shaquille O'Neal, who was the center for the NBA's Los Angeles Lakers at the time, earned his first of three consecutive honors as NBA Finals Most Valuable Player (MVP) in what is considered one of the best finals performances in history with 38 points, 16 rebounds and 2 blocks. The best-of-seven round was used in the series, with the Lakers having home-court advantage. The number one seeds from both divisions were competing against each other.

 

The Los Angeles Lakers were one of the most talented teams in the NBA when they came into the 1999 playoffs, yet they were unable to defeat the San Antonio Spurs in any of their games. The Lakers hired Phil Jackson as head coach after losing the conference championship to the eventual league winner. 

 

Around Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant, who were both power forwards for the Lakers during his reign, Phil Jackson, who rose to fame as a coach with the six-time champion Chicago Bulls and guided Michael Jordan, would use his triangle offense. With the trades for Shaq and Kobe, both were surrounded by exceptional role players such as Glen Rice, Ron Harper (who had worked with Jackson's triangle offense while with the 1996–1998 Bulls), and A. C. Green (both of whom had prior experience playing in Los Angeles under Jackson's triangle offense).

 

The table shows the 2000 NBA Finals game summary:

Game

Date

Away Team

Result

Home Team

Game 1

Wednesday, June 7

Indiana Pacers

87–104 (0–1)

Los Angeles Lakers

Game 2

Friday, June 9

Indiana Pacers

104–111 (0–2)

Los Angeles Lakers

Game 3

Sunday, June 11

Los Angeles Lakers

91–100 (2–1)

Indiana Pacers

Game 4

Wednesday, June 14

Los Angeles Lakers

120–118 (OT) (3–1)

Indiana Pacers

Game 5

Friday, June 16

Los Angeles Lakers

87–120 (3–2)

Indiana Pacers

Game 6

Monday, June 19

Indiana Pacers

111–116 (2–4)

Los Angeles Lakers

 

In the 1987 NBA Finals, the defending champion Boston Celtics played against the Western Conference champion Los Angeles Lakers. This was the eighth time these two teams met in the Finals; no other rivalry has more meetings. In Game 4, Magic Johnson's baby sky hook was the series' turning point. This was the Celtics' last appearance in the Finals until they met again in 2008. In overtime, the Lakers beat the Celtics 4-2.

 

The Los Angeles Lakers had a banner year in 1987-88. Under the leadership of Pat Riley, the team adopted a new strategy that focused on Magic Johnson. The move paid off, and the Lakers finished the season with a league-best 65-17 record. The team also made a midseason trade for center Mychal Thompson, which relieved some of the burdens on aging Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. A. C. Green took Rambis' spot in the starting lineup in the playoffs. 

 

The Lakers' road to the 2020 NBA Finals was considerably easier than in previous years. They swept the Denver Nuggets in four games in the first round of the playoffs. They narrowly defeated the Golden State Warriors in five games in the second round. In the conference finals, they avenged last year's playoff loss by defeating their rivals from Seattle in six games. As a result, the Lakers entered the NBA Finals as the favorites to win the championship. It was a season to remember for Lakers fans, and it cemented Johnson's place as one of the greatest players of all time.

 

How are the Los Angeles Lakers' last five years?

The table shows the Los Angeles Lakers’ last five years:

 

Season

W

L

W-L%

Finished*

Playoffs

Coaches

2021-22

33

49

0.402

4

 

Vogel (33-49)

2020-21

42

30

0.583

3

Lost Western Conference First Round

Vogel (42-30)

2019-20

52

19

0.732

1

Won Finals

Vogel (52-19)

2018-19

37

45

0.451

4

 

Walton (37-45)

2017-18

35

47

0.427

3

 

Walton (35-47)

2016-17

26

56

0.317

4

 

Walton (26-56)

 

How is the Los Angeles Lakers' season-by-season record?

The table below shows the Los Angeles Lakers’ season-by-season record:

Season

W

L

W-L%

Finished*

Playoffs

Coaches

2021-22

33

49

.402

4

 

Vogel (33-49)

2020-21

42

30

.583

3

Lost Western Conference First Round

Vogel (42-30)

2019-20

52

19

.732

1

Won Finals

Vogel (52-19)

2018-19

37

45

.451

4

 

Walton (37-45)

2017-18

35

47

.427

3

 

Walton (35-47)

2016-17

26

56

.317

4

 

Walton (26-56)

2015-16

17

65

.207

5

 

Scott (17-65)

2014-15

21

61

.256

5

 

Scott (21-61)

2013-14

27

55

.329

5

 

D'Antoni (27-55)

2012-13

45

37

.549

3

Lost Western Conference First Round

Brown (1-4), Bickerstaff (4-1), D'Antoni (40-32)

2011-12

41

25

.621

1

Lost Western Conference Semifinals

Brown (41-25)

2010-11

57

25

.695

1

Lost Western Conference Semifinals

Jackson (57-25)

2009-10

57

25

.695

1

Won Finals

Jackson (57-25)

2008-09

65

17

.817

1

Won Finals

Jackson (67-15)

2007-08

57

25

.695

1

Lost Finals

Jackson (57-25)

2006-07

42

40

.512

2

Lost Western Conference First Round

Jackson (42-40)

2005-06

45

37

.549

3

Lost Western Conference First Round

Jackson (45-37)

2004-05

34

48

.415

4

 

Tomjanovich (24-19), Hamblen (10-29)

2003-04

56

26

.683

1

Lost Finals

Jackson (56-26)

2002-03

50

32

.610

2

Lost Western Conference Semifinals

Jackson (50-32)

2001-02

58

24

.707

2

Won Finals

Jackson (58-24)

2000-01

56

26

.683

1

Won Finals

Jackson (56-26)

1999-00

67

15

.817

1

Won Finals

Jackson (67-15)

1998-99

31

19

.620

2

Lost Western Conference Semifinals

Harris (6-6), Bertka (1-0), Rambis (24-13)

1997-98

61

21

.744

1

Lost Western Conference Finals

Harris (61-21)

1996-97

56

26

.683

2

Lost Western Conference Semifinals

Harris (56-26)

1995-96

53

29

.646

2

Lost Western Conference First Round

Harris (53-29)

1994-95

48

34

.585

3

Lost Western Conference Semifinals

Harris (48-34)

1993-94

33

49

.402

5

 

Pfund (27-37), Bertka (1-1), Johnson (5-11)

1992-93

39

43

.476

5

Lost Western Conference First Round

Pfund (39-43)

1991-92

43

39

.524

6

Lost Western Conference First Round

Dunleavy (43-39)

1990-91

58

24

.707

2

Lost Finals

Dunleavy (58-24)

1989-90

63

19

.768

1

Lost Western Conference Semifinals

Riley (63-19)

1988-89

57

25

.695

1

Lost Finals

Riley (57-25)

1987-88

62

20

.756

1

Won Finals

Riley (62-20)

1986-87

65

17

.793

1

Won Finals

Riley (65-17)

1985-86

62

20

.756

1

Lost Western Conference Finals

Riley (62-20)

1984-85

62

20

.756

1

Won Finals

Riley (62-20)

1983-84

54

28

.659

1

Lost Finals

Riley (54-28)

1982-83

58

24

.707

1

Lost Finals

Riley (58-24)

1981-82

57

25

.695

1

Won Finals

Westhead (7-4), Riley (50-21)

1980-81

54

28

.659

2

Lost Western Conference First Round

Westhead (54-28)

1979-80

60

22

.732

1

Won Finals

McKinney (10-4), Westhead (50-18)

1978-79

47

35

.573

3

Lost Western Conference Semifinals

West (47-35)

1977-78

45

37

.549

4

Lost Western Conference First Round

West (45-37)

1976-77

53

29

.646

1

Lost Western Conference Finals

West (53-29)

1975-76

40

42

.488

4

 

Sharman (40-42)

1974-75

30

52

.366

5

 

Sharman (30-52)

1973-74

47

35

.573

1

Lost Western Conference Semifinals

Sharman (47-35)

1972-73

60

22

.732

1

Lost Finals

Sharman (60-22)

1971-72

69

13

.841

1

Won Finals

Sharman (69-13)

1970-71

48

34

.585

1

Lost Western Conference Finals

Mullaney (48-34)

1969-70

46

36

.561

2

Lost Finals

Mullaney (46-36)

1968-69

55

27

.671

1

Lost Finals

Van Breda Kolff (55-27)

1967-68

52

30

.634

2

Lost Finals

Van Breda Kolff (52-30)

1966-67

36

45

.444

3

Lost Western Division Semifinals

Schaus (36-45)

1965-66

45

35

.563

1

Lost Finals

Schaus (45-35)

1964-65

49

31

.613

1

Lost Finals

Schaus (49-31)

1963-64

42

38

.525

3

Lost Western Division Semifinals

Schaus (42-38)

1962-63

53

27

.663

1

Lost Finals

Schaus (53-27)

1961-62

54

26

.675

1

Lost Finals

Schaus (54-26)

1960-61

36

43

.456

2

Lost Western Division Finals

Schaus (36-43)

1959-60

25

50

.333

3

Lost Western Division Finals

Castellani (11-25), Pollard (14-25)

1958-59

33

39

.458

2

Lost Finals

Kundla (33-39)

1957-58

19

53

.264

4

 

Kundla (10-23), Mikan (9-30)

1956-57

34

38

.472

1

Lost Western Division Finals

Kundla (34-38)

1955-56

33

39

.458

2

Lost Western Division Semifinals

Kundla (33-39)

1954-55

40

32

.556

2

Lost Western Division Finals

Kundla (40-32)

1953-54

46

26

.639

1

Won Finals

Kundla (46-26)

1952-53

48

22

.686

1

Won Finals

Kundla (48-22)

1951-52

40

26

.606

2

Won Finals

Kundla (40-26)

1950-51

44

24

.647

1

Lost Western Division Finals

Kundla (44-24)

1949-50

51

17

.750

1

Won Finals

Kundla (51-17)

1948-49**

44

16

.733

2

Won Finals

Kundla (44-16)

 

What Is the Average Cost for Los Angeles Lakers Tickets?

The average cost for a Los Angeles Lakers ticket is $562. The cheapest tickets are priced at $163. Of course, prices vary depending on factors such as seat location, time of year, and opponent.

 

Where to Buy Los Angeles Lakers Tickets?

 

You can buy Los Angeles Lakers tickets through Ticketmaster. Ticketmaster is the official ticketing partner of the NBA and the Lakers. They offer a secure online checkout and have a wide selection of tickets available for each game.

 

What Is the Average Cost for Los Angeles Lakers Tickets?

The average cost for a Los Angeles Lakers ticket is $562. The cheapest tickets are priced at $163. Of course, prices vary depending on factors such as seat location, time of year, and opponent.

 

Where to Buy Los Angeles Lakers Tickets?

 

You can buy Los Angeles Lakers tickets through Ticketmaster. Ticketmaster is the official ticketing partner of the NBA and the Lakers. They offer a secure online checkout and have a wide selection of tickets available for each game.

 

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