Los Angeles Lakers
The Los Angeles Lakers
are a National Basketball Association
team based in Los Angeles, California
. They are notable for having the highest number of wins (>2621), the highest winning percentage (~61.9%), the most number of finals appearances (27), and the second most championships (14).
- Founded: 1947 in National Basketball League, joined NBA in 1948.
- Formerly known as: Minneapolis Lakers 1947-60
- Home Arena: Staples Center
- Uniform colors: Purple and yellow
- Logo design: A yellow basketball, the purple letters "LOS ANGELES LAKERS" superimposed
- National Basketball League Campionship: 1947-48.
- NBA Championships: 1948-49, 1949-50, 1951-52, 1952-53, 1953-54, 1971-72, 1979-80, 1981-82, 1984-85, 1986-87, 1987-88, 1999-2000, 2000-01, 2001-02
Players of Note
Basketball Hall of Famers:
Coaches and Others
- Chick Hearn (broadcaster; Basketball Hall of Famer)
- Jerry Buss
- Pat Riley
- Phil Jackson
- Bill Sharman (Basketball Hall of Famer; inducted for his playing career with the Boston Celtics)