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2007-08 Los Angeles Lakers season
Los Angeles Lakers
Los Angeles Lakers logo
Conference Western Conference
Division Pacific Division
Founded 1948 (Associated franchise in 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 and White
              
Owner Jerry Buss
General manager Mitch Kupchak
Head coach Phil Jackson
D-League affiliate Los Angeles D-Fenders
Championships NBL: 1 (1948)
BAA/NBA: 14 (1949, 1950, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1972, 1980, 1982, 1985, 1987, 1988, 2000, 2001, 2002)
Conference titles 29 (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)
Division titles NBL: 1 (1949)
NBA: 28 (1950, 1951, 1953, 1954, 1962, 1963, 1965, 1966, 1969, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1977, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2008)
Official website lakers.com

The Los Angeles Lakers are a National Basketball Association (NBA) team based in Los Angeles, California. The Lakers play their home games at Staples Center, which they share with fellow NBA team the Los Angeles Clippers, and their sister team the Los Angeles Sparks of the WNBA, of those in the sport of basketball.[1] Image File history File links Soccerball_current_event. ... The 2007-08 Los Angeles Lakers season is the 62nd season of the franchise, 60th in the National Basketball Association (NBA) and 48th in Los Angeles. ... The Western Conference of the National Basketball Association is made up of fifteen teams, and organized in three divisions of five teams each. ... Staples Center is a multipurpose sports arena in Downtown Los Angeles, California adjacent to the LA Live development. ... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Mitchell Mitch Kupchak (born May 24, 1954 in Hicksville, New York) is a retired American basketball player and current general manager of the Los Angeles Lakers since the 2000-01 NBA season after predecessor Jerry West moved to the Memphis Grizzlies organization. ... This article is about the basketball coach. ... The NBA Development League, or D-League, is the National Basketball Associations officially sponsored and operated developmental basketball organization. ... The Los Angeles D-Fenders is a team in the NBA Development League. ... Series Summary Bullets win series 4-2 Categories: | ... -610 George Mikan and the Minneapolis Lakers proved too dominant in the first NBA finals. ... Series Summary Lakers win series 4-2 Categories: | ... Series Summary Lakers win series 4-3 Categories: | ... Series Summary Lakers win series 4-1 Categories: | ... Series Summary Lakers win series 4-2 Categories: | ... Series Summary Lakers win series 4-1 Categories: | ... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... The 1982 NBA Finals was the championship round of the 1981-1982 NBA season How They Got Here After being upset in the 1981 NBA Playoffs by the surprising Houston Rockets in a 3-game mini-series, the Lakers were back in championship form. ... The 1985 NBA Finals was the championship round of the 1984-85 NBA season. ... The 1987 NBA Finals was the championship round of the 1986-87 NBA season. ... The 1988 NBA Finals was the championship round of the 1987-88 NBA season. ... The 2000 NBA Finals was the championship round of the 1999-2000 National Basketball Association season. ... NBA Finals logo from NBA.com. ... The 2002 NBA Finals was the 56th championship round of the National Basketball Association. ... -610 George Mikan and the Minneapolis Lakers proved too dominant in the first NBA finals. ... Series Summary Lakers win series 4-2 Categories: | ... Series Summary Lakers win series 4-3 Categories: | ... Series Summary Lakers win series 4-1 Categories: | ... Series Summary Lakers win series 4-2 Categories: | ... Series Summary Celtics win series 4-0 Categories: | ... Series Summary Celtics win series 4-3 Categories: | ... Series Summary Celtics win series 4-2 Categories: | ... Series Summary Celtics win series 4-1 Categories: | ... This was the iconic Boston Celtics 8th consecutive NBA Championship--no other team in any sport has won eight consecutive league titles. ... Series Summary Celtics win series 4-2 Categories: | ... The 1969 NBA Finals was one of the most spectacular Finals series ever. ... How They Got Here The New York Knicks had a spectacular season, theyre 60 wins came as a result of team play instead of big name superstars, something the 2004 Detroit Pistons successfully did in winning their championship. ... Series Summary Lakers win series 4-1 Categories: | ... Series Summary Knicks win series 4-1 Categories: | ... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... The 1982 NBA Finals was the championship round of the 1981-1982 NBA season How They Got Here After being upset in the 1981 NBA Playoffs by the surprising Houston Rockets in a 3-game mini-series, the Lakers were back in championship form. ... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... The 1984 NBA Finals was the championship round of the 1983-1984 NBA season. ... The 1985 NBA Finals was the championship round of the 1984-85 NBA season. ... The 1987 NBA Finals was the championship round of the 1986-87 NBA season. ... The 1988 NBA Finals was the championship round of the 1987-88 NBA season. ... The 1989 NBA Finals was the championship round of the 1988-1989 NBA season Categories: | ... Dates: June 2 - June 12 MVP: Michael Jordan (Chicago Bulls) Television: NBC (U.S.) Announcers: Marv Albert and Mike Fratello Referees: Game 1: Game 2: Game 3: Game 4: Game 5: Game 5: Hall of Famers: Magic Johnson (2002) James Worthy (2003) Coaches: Phil Jackson (2007) Eastern Finals: Bulls defeat... The 2000 NBA Finals was the championship round of the 1999-2000 National Basketball Association season. ... NBA Finals logo from NBA.com. ... The 2002 NBA Finals was the 56th championship round of the National Basketball Association. ... The 2004 NBA Finals was the championship round of the 2003-04 National Basketball Association season. ... Dates: June 5 - TBD MVP: TBA Television: ABC (U.S.) TV announcers: Mike Breen, Mark Jackson and Jeff Van Gundy Radio network: ESPN Radio Radio announcers: Mike Tirico and Hubie Brown Referees: Game 1: TBD Game 2: TBD Game 3: TBD Game 4: TBD Eastern Finals: Detroit vs. ... NBA redirects here. ... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Staples Center is a multipurpose sports arena in Downtown Los Angeles, California adjacent to the LA Live development. ... Clippers redirects here. ... The Los Angeles Sparks are a Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) team based in Los Angeles, California. ... The Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) is an organization governing a professional basketball league for women in the United States. ... This article is about the sport. ...


The Lakers' franchise was founded in Detroit before moving to Minneapolis, where the team got its official title from the state's nickname (Land of 10,000 Lakes),[2] and won 5 league championships within the various leagues before locating to Los Angeles. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, the Lakers popularity soared, which helped them become one of the most successful franchises in the NBA with superstar players Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and coach Pat Riley winning five titles in that span, with 3 championship series against their arch-rivals, the Boston Celtics. The Lakers are notable for having (at the end of the 2007–08 season) the most wins (2,905), the highest winning percentage (61.5%), the most finals appearances (29) of any NBA franchise, and the second most championships (14, behind the Boston Celtics' 17).[3] The Lakers are generally regarded as one of the NBA's most successful franchises. They hold the record for the longest consecutive win streak (33) in U.S. professional team sports (as well as the NBA's record) beginning on November 5th, 1971 and ending on January 7, 1972. The franchise has only missed the NBA playoffs 5 times.[4] According to Forbes magazine, the Lakers are the second most valuable basketball franchise in the United States, valued at approximately $568 million, surpassed only by the New York Knicks.[5] Detroit redirects here. ... Minneapolis redirects here. ... Capital Saint Paul Largest city Minneapolis Largest metro area Minneapolis-St. ... Earvin Johnson redirects here. ... Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (born April 16, 1947 as Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor, Jr) is an American athlete and retired professional basketball player, widely considered one of the greatest NBA players of all time. ... For the American guitarist, see Patrick Riley. ... The Lakers-Celtics Rivalry or Celtics-Lakers Rivalry is a rivalry between two of the most storied basketball franchises in National Basketball Association history, the Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics. ... The Boston Celtics are a professional basketball team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ... The Boston Celtics are a professional basketball team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ... In sports, the term dynasty is often used to refer to a team that dominates their sport for a period of time. ... Sports in the United States, as in other countries, are an important part of the national culture. ... This is a list of the longest winning streaks in National Basketball Association history. ... For other uses, see Forbes (disambiguation). ... Knicks redirects here. ...

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Team history

The Lakers began in 1944 when Ben Berger and Morris Chalfen bought the Detroit Gems of the National Basketball League for $15,000. The team was relocated to Minneapolis for the 1947 season. 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 the BAA merged to become the NBA in 1949. [6] 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). [6] The Los Angeles Lakers franchise has a long and storied history, predating the formation of the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... Ben Berger (1897-1988) was a Minneapolis businessman. ... Morris Chalfen morris chalfen purchased and relocated a near-extinct National Basketball League (NBL) franchise. ... The National Basketball League was a professional basketball league in the United States from 1937 to 1949. ... George Lawrence Mikan, Jr. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... John Albert Kundla (born July 3, 1916 in Star Junction, Pennsylvania) is a former professional and college basketball coach. ... This article is about the oldest and largest campus of the University of Minnesota. ... NBA official website NBA News from Pro Sports Daily Dougs NBA Statistics NBA Statistics from 82games. ... Basketball Hall of Fame Logo The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame honors players who have shown exceptional skill at basketball, all-time great coaches and referees, and other major contributors to the game. ... George Lawrence Mikan, Jr. ... Arild Verner Agerskov Vern Mikkelsen (born October 21, 1928 in Fresno, California) is a former pro basketball player. ... James Clifford Jim Pollard (b. ... Slater Nelson Dugie Martin, Jr. ... Clyde Lovellette (born September 7, 1929 in Petersburg, Indiana) is a former professional basketbal player, the first basketball player in history to play on an NCAA, Olympics and NBA championship squad. ...


After their move to Los Angeles in 1960, the team would go on to feature Hall of Famers Elgin Baylor, Jerry West, Gail Goodrich, and Wilt Chamberlain. 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 the Lakers 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, the Lakers weren't able to win another championship until the arrival of Earvin "Magic" Johnson in 1979, defeating the Philadelphia 76ers in the 1980 championship series.(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 Laker 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 (4 with Riley as coach after replacing Paul Westhead, under whom they won in 1980), including consecutive championships in 1987 and 1988, the first team to do so since Boston in 1969. [6] Elgin Gay Baylor (born September 16, 1934 in Washington, D.C.) is an American former basketball forward. ... Jerry Alan West (born May 28, 1938, in Chelyan, West Virginia) is a retired American basketball player who played his entire professional career for the NBAs Los Angeles Lakers. ... Gail Charles Goodrich Jr. ... Wilton Norman Wilt Chamberlain (August 21, 1936–October 12, 1999), nicknamed Wilt the Stilt, The Big Dipper, and Chairman of the Boards, was an American professional National Basketball Association (NBA) basketball player for the Philadelphia/San Francisco Warriors, the Philadelphia 76ers and the Los Angeles Lakers; and also played for... The Boston Celtics are a professional basketball team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ... The person recognized as the NBA Coach of the Year receives the Red Auerbach Trophy. ... William Walton Bill Sharman (born May 25, 1926 in Abilene, Texas) is a former professional basketball player and coach. ... Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (born April 16, 1947 as Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor, Jr) is an American athlete and retired professional basketball player, widely considered one of the greatest NBA players of all time. ... Magic Johnson Earvin Magic Johnson, Jr. ... The Philadelphia 76ers (also known as the Sixers for short) are a professional basketball team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... For the American guitarist, see Patrick Riley. ... Paul Westhead Paul Westhead (born February 21, 1939 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a former basketball coach in the NBA and the NCAA. He has coached three different NBA teams, and was also the coach of the Loyola Marymount University mens basketball team during that schools era of greatest...


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 off-season, the Lakers signed Shaquille O'Neal and acquired rookie 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. [6] Shaquille Rashaun ONeal (pronounced sha-KEEL; born March 6, 1972), frequently referred to simply as Shaq, is an American professional basketball player, regarded as one of the most dominant in the history of the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... Kobe Bryant (born August 23, 1978) is an American All-Star shooting guard in the National Basketball Association who plays for the Los Angeles Lakers. ... Charlotte Hornets may refer to several sports teams based in Charlotte, North Carolina: The NBAs New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets, formerly based in Charlotte (1988-2002). ... This article is about the basketball coach. ...


Most recently, 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 both the 2005-06 and 2006-07 seasons. The team finished 42-40 in the 2006-07 NBA season, Jackson's worst record of his coaching career. On February 1, 2008 the Lakers traded Kwame Brown, Javaris Crittenton, Aaron Mckie, the draft rights to Marc Gasol, and two first round draft picks to the Memphis Grizzlies for Pau Gasol and second round draft choice. [7] After the trade, the Lakers went on to clinch the no. 1 seed in the Western Conference.[8] They first defeated the Denver Nuggets in four games, and went on to beat the Utah Jazz and the defending champion, San Antonio Spurs, and five games, respectively.[9][10]They were able to enter the NBA Finals where they faced a familiar foe whom they hadn't met in the finals since 1987, the Boston Celtics.[11]They then lost in 6 games with the Lakers having one of the all around worst performances in NBA Finals history, losing by 39 points with a final score of 131-92. The Miami Heat (known as the HEAT [in all capital letters] on official team publications) is a professional basketball team based in Miami, Florida, United States. ... |} The 2006-07 Los Angeles Lakers season was the 58th in the NBA and 61st overall. ... This article is about a basketball player. ... Javaris Crittenton (born December 31, 1987) is an American college basketball player for the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. ... Aaron Fitzgerald McKie (born October 2, 1972 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the NBA. McKie is a combo guard, playing at either point guard or shooting guard. ... Marc Gasol Sáez (born January 29, 1985, 2. ... The Memphis Grizzlies are a professional basketball team based in Memphis, Tennessee. ... Gasol was with the Memphis Grizzlies from 2001-2008 until he was traded away to the Los Angeles Lakers during the 2007-2008 season. ... The Utah Jazz is a professional basketball team based in Salt Lake City, Utah. ... The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional basketball team based in San Antonio, Texas. ... Dates: June 5 - TBD MVP: TBA Television: ABC (U.S.) TV announcers: Mike Breen, Mark Jackson and Jeff Van Gundy Radio network: ESPN Radio Radio announcers: Mike Tirico and Hubie Brown Referees: Game 1: TBD Game 2: TBD Game 3: TBD Game 4: TBD Eastern Finals: Detroit vs. ... The Boston Celtics are a professional basketball team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ... Logo of the NBA Finals. ...


Celebrity fans

Lakers fan Jack Nicholson
Lakers fan Jack Nicholson

Given the team's proximity to Hollywood, the Lakers fan base has 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 the 1970s.[12] Other celebrities known as long-standing ticket-holders include Lou Adler, Denzel Washington, Halle Berry, Dustin Hoffman, Richard Dreyfuss, Pete Sampras, Andy Garcia, Penny Marshall, Ice Cube, Sylvester Stallone, Dyan Cannon, Tobey Maguire, Edward Norton, Salma Hayek, Mary Carey, The Game, Polow Da Don, Snoop Dogg, Adam Sandler, Eddie Murphy, Jackie Chan, Ashton Kutcher, Will Smith, Demi Moore, Ray Lewis, and Tyra Banks (who is a good friend of Kobe Bryant). The members of the Southern California-based Red Hot Chili Peppers are also known to be longtime Laker fans.[12] 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.[12] As of the 2006-2007 season, Chili Peppers' bassist Flea, a self-proclaimed Lakers fanatic, writes a blog on the Lakers for NBA.com.[13] The musician Mike Patton of Faith No More, Mr. Bungle can often be seen in photos wearing a Laker jersey and Lil Wayne is also a self-proclaimed laker fan in his song "Best of Me Freestyle". And in the music video for " Everything" Lil Wayne is seen wearing a backwards Kobe Bryant Jersey Image File history File links JackNicholson(PhotoCallCannes). ... Image File history File links JackNicholson(PhotoCallCannes). ... ... John Joseph Nicholson (born April 22, 1937), known as Jack Nicholson, is a three time Academy Award-winning American actor internationally renowned for his often dark-themed portrayals of neurotic characters. ... Lou Adler (born December 13, 1933) is an American record producer, manager, and director. ... Denzel Hayes Washington, Jr. ... Halle Maria Berry (IPA: ; born August 14, 1966[1]) is an American actress, former fashion model and beauty queen. ... Dustin Lee Hoffman (born August 8, 1937) is a two-time Academy Award-winning, BAFTA-winning, and five-time Golden Globe-winning American method actor. ... Richard Stephen Dreyfuss (born October 29, 1947) is an Academy Award-winning American actor. ... Petros “Pete” Sampras (born 12 August 1971), is a former World No. ... Andy Garcia at the Incirlik hospital, Incirlik Air Base, December 7, 2001 Andy García (born April 12, 1956) is a Cuban-American actor. ... Penny Marshall at the 1988 Emmy Awards Penny Marshall (born October 15, 1942) is an American actress, producer and director. ... OShea Jackson (born June 15, 1969), better known by his stage name Ice Cube, is an American MC, songwriter, actor, screenwriter, and film director. ... Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone[1] (born July 6, 1946) is an American actor, director, producer and screenwriter. ... Dyan Cannon (born Samille Diane Friesen on January 4, 1937) is a three-time Academy Award-nominated American film and television actress, director, screenwriter, editor, and producer. ... Tobias Vincent Maguire (born June 27, 1975) is an American actor. ... Ed Norton redirects here. ... Salma Hayek Jiménez (born September 2, 1966) is an award-winning Mexican-American actress, director, and television and film producer. ... Jayceon Terell Taylor (born November 27, 1979 in Los Angeles,[1] California), better known by his stage name The Game, is a multi-platinum American rapper signed to Interscope Records. ... Polow-Freache Jamal Fincher Jones[1][2] (born 1978), known by his stage name Polow da Don, is an American record producer. ... Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr. ... Adam Richard Sandler (born September 9, 1966) is an American comedian, actor, musician, screenwriter, and film producer. ... For other uses, see Eddie Murphy (disambiguation). ... Chan Kong-Sang (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ), also known as Jackie Chan Sing Lung (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ) or Jackie Chan SBS, (born on April 7, 1954) is a Chinese martial artist, action star, actor, director, screenwriter, film producer, singer and stunt performer. ... Christopher Ashton Kutcher (pronounced , rhyming with butcher; born February 7, 1978) is an American actor best known for playing Michael Kelso in the television series That 70s Show. ... “W. S.” redirects here. ... Demi Kutcher (born Demetria Gene Guynes on November 11, 1962) is an American actress. ... Ray Lewis may mean any of several people: Ray Lewis (football), an American professional American football player Ray Lewis (runner), a Canadian track-and-field athlete Ray Lewis (singer), an American rhythm and blues singer and member of The Drifters Category: ... đ Tyra Lynne Banks (born December 4, 1973) is an American supermodel, television personality, talk show host, actress, and businessperson. ... Kobe Bryant (born August 23, 1978) is an American All-Star shooting guard in the National Basketball Association who plays for the Los Angeles Lakers. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... The Red Hot Chili Peppers are a Grammy-award winning American alternative rock band formed in Los Angeles, California, in 1983. ... Earvin Johnson redirects here. ... The Los Angeles Lakers franchise has a long and storied history, predating the formation of the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... Singles from Mothers Milk Released: 1989 Released: 1989 Released: 1989 Mothers Milk is the fourth studio album by Red Hot Chili Peppers. ... The 2006-07 NBA season was the 61st season of the National Basketball Association. ... Michael Peter Balzary (born October 16, 1962 in Melbourne, Australia), better known by his stage name Flea, is the bassist for the alternative rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers. ... Michael Allan Patton (born January 27, 1968) is an American musician, best known as the lead singer of the band Faith No More from 1988 to 1998. ... Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr. ... Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr. ...


Logo and uniforms

Further information: Logos and uniforms of the Los Angeles Lakers


The Lakers are the only team in the NBA to wear home uniforms that are not primarily white. Since the 2002-03 season, however, 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, in tribute to Chick Hearn, who was regarded as the voice of the team for forty years until his death in August 2002. Image File history File links Los_Angeles_Lakers_logo. ... Los Angeles Lakers wordmark, claiming fair use This work is copyrighted. ... The 2002-03 NBA season was the 57th season of the National Basketball Association. ... Francis Dayle Chick Hearn (November 27, 1916 - August 5, 2002) was an American sportscaster. ... August 2002 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December // See also: Afghanistan timeline August 2002 Israeli-Palestinian conflict: A Palestinian suicide bombing claims 9 lives, near Safed; there is a shooting attack in Jerusalem, claiming 2; there is an attack upon a settler family, killing...


In a rather unusual move, the team wore their home gold uniforms on the road in their December 23, 2007 game against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden as opposed to their purple away uniforms, but both the Lakers and the Knicks were wearing throwback uniforms during the game, so the Lakers home gold uniforms were older versions. This was the game that Kobe Bryant surpassed Wilt Chamberlain as the youngest player to reach 20,000 points. Similarly, they wore the gold uniforms in a game against the Sixers two nights before with both teams again wearing throwback uniforms. However, during their January 31 game at Detroit, the Lakers wore their regular purple road jerseys despite the fact that it was a "Hardwood Classics Nights" game, with the Pistons wearing their 1958 home jerseys. [14] is the 357th day of the year (358th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Knicks redirects here. ... Madison Square Garden, often abbreviated as MSG, and known colloquially simply as The Garden, has been the name of four arenas in New York City. ... Kobe Bryant (born August 23, 1978) is an American All-Star shooting guard in the National Basketball Association who plays for the Los Angeles Lakers. ... Wilton Norman Wilt Chamberlain (August 21, 1936–October 12, 1999), nicknamed Wilt the Stilt, The Big Dipper, and Chairman of the Boards, was an American professional National Basketball Association (NBA) basketball player for the Philadelphia/San Francisco Warriors, the Philadelphia 76ers and the Los Angeles Lakers; and also played for... The Philadelphia 76ers (also known as the Sixers for short) are a professional basketball team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... is the 31st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Detroit Pistons are a team in the National Basketball Association based in the Detroit metropolitan area. ...


In a home game vs. the Boston Celtics on December 30, 2007, the Lakers again wore their gold throwbacks, but wore short shorts from the 1980s in the first half and returned to the longer ones for the second half. The Boston Celtics are a professional basketball team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ... is the 364th day of the year (365th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...


In a home game vs the Golden State Warriors on March 24, 2008, the Lakers wore their white jerseys with the Spanish word "los" on the top of the word Lakers which spelled "Los Lakers", like the Phoenix Suns and the San Antonio Spurs had done in weeks prior. These uniforms, along with the Miami Heat's "El Heat" jerseys, were intended to pay tribute to the Hispanic roots of the representative cities. The Golden State Warriors are a professional basketball team based in Oakland, California. ... is the 83rd day of the year (84th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... The Phoenix Suns are a professional basketball team, based in Phoenix, Arizona. ... The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional basketball team based in San Antonio, Texas. ... The Miami Heat (known as the HEAT [in all capital letters] on official team publications) is a professional basketball team based in Miami, Florida, United States. ... Hispanic (Spanish: ; Portuguese: ; Latin: , adjective from Hispānia, the Roman name for the Iberian Peninsula) is a term that historically denoted relation to the ancient Hispania and its peoples. ...


The Laker colors in Minneapolis were white at home and light blue with yellow trim on the road. After moving to Los Angeles for the 1960-61 NBA season, the team colors were blue, light blue, and white. The team switched to purple and gold in the late 1960s.

Kobe Bryant in a Lakers uniform.
Kobe Bryant in a Lakers uniform.

Image File history File links Kobe_Bryant_Free_Throw. ... Image File history File links Kobe_Bryant_Free_Throw. ...

Season-by-season records

Further information: Los Angeles Lakers seasons

This is a list of seasons completed by the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association. ...

Franchise and NBA records

Further information: Los Angeles Lakers accomplishments and records

Home arenas

Minneapolis Auditorium was an indoor arena in Minneapolis, Minnesota. ... Minneapolis Armory is located in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota. ... The Roy Wilkins Auditorium, also knows as the St. ... The Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena is an indoor arena in Los Angeles, California. ... The Forum, known for a time as the Great Western Forum, is an indoor arena in Inglewood, California owned by the Faithful Central Bible Church, which uses it for its Sunday morning service. ... Staples Center is a multipurpose sports arena in Downtown Los Angeles, California adjacent to the LA Live development. ...

Players

For the complete list of Los Angeles Lakers players see: Los Angeles Lakers all-time roster.

The following is a list of players, both past and current, who appeared at least in one game for the Los Angeles Lakers NBA franchise. ...

Current roster

Los Angeles Lakers roster
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Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. From
SF 3 Flag of the United States Ariza, Trevor 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 220 lb (100 kg) UCLA
SG 24 Flag of the United States Bryant, Kobe (C) 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Lower Merion HS (PA)*
C 17 Flag of the United States Bynum, Andrew  Injured 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 285 lb (129 kg) St. Joseph HS (NJ)*
PG 5 Flag of the United States Farmar, Jordan 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg) UCLA
PG 2 Flag of the United States Fisher, Derek 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Arkansas-Little Rock
F/C 16 Flag of Spain Gasol, Pau 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 260 lb (118 kg) Spain
G 11 Flag of the United States Karl, Coby 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Boise State
C 28 Flag of Belgium Mbenga, D. J. 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 215 lb (98 kg) DR Congo
C 31 Flag of the United States Mihm, Chris 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Texas
SF 14 Flag of the United States Newble, Ira 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Miami (OH)
F 7 Flag of the United States Odom, Lamar 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Rhode Island
F 10 Flag of Serbia Radmanović, Vladimir 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Serbia
PF 21 Flag of France Turiaf, Ronny 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 250 lb (113 kg) Gonzaga
G 18 Flag of Slovenia Vujačić, Sasha 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Slovenia
SF 4 Flag of the United States Walton, Luke 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 235 lb (107 kg) University of Arizona*
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • Injured Injured

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Hall of Famers

(#) - denotes retired Lakers numbers Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (born April 16, 1947 as Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor, Jr) is an American athlete and retired professional basketball player, widely considered one of the greatest NBA players of all time. ... Elgin Gay Baylor (born September 16, 1934 in Washington, D.C.) is an American former basketball forward. ... Wilton Norman Wilt Chamberlain (August 21, 1936–October 12, 1999), nicknamed Wilt the Stilt, The Big Dipper, and Chairman of the Boards, was an American professional National Basketball Association (NBA) basketball player for the Philadelphia/San Francisco Warriors, the Philadelphia 76ers and the Los Angeles Lakers; and also played for... Gail Charles Goodrich Jr. ... Hawkins dazzled crowds from playgrounds to arenas with his highflying acrobatic moves. ... Earvin Johnson redirects here. ... Clyde Lovellette (born September 7, 1929 in Petersburg, Indiana) is a former professional basketbal player, the first basketball player in history to play on an NCAA, Olympics and NBA championship squad. ... Slater Nelson Dugie Martin, Jr. ... Robert Allen Bob McAdoo (born September 25, 1951 in Greensboro, North Carolina) is a former professional basketball player who spent his fourteen-season career between the center and power forward positions in the National Basketball Association. ... George Lawrence Mikan, Jr. ... Arild Verner Agerskov Vern Mikkelsen (born October 21, 1928 in Fresno, California) is a former pro basketball player. ... James Clifford Jim Pollard (b. ... James Ager Worthy (born February 27, 1961 in Gastonia, North Carolina) is a retired American college and professional basketball player. ... Jerry Alan West (born May 28, 1938, in Chelyan, West Virginia) is a retired American basketball player who played his entire professional career for the NBAs Los Angeles Lakers. ...


Head coaches

Term Coach Reg. Season Playoffs Championships
1948-57 John Kundla 380-240 54-28 5
1957-58 George Mikan 9-30 - -
John Kundla 10-23 - -
1958-59 John Kundla 33-39 6-7 -
1959-60 John Castellani 11-25 - -
Jim Pollard 14-25 5-4 -
1960-67 Fred Schaus 315-245 33-38 -
1967-69 Bill Van Breda Kolff 107-57 21-12 -
1969-71 Joe Mullaney 94-70 16-14 -
1971-76 Bill Sharman 246-164 22-15 1
1976-79 Jerry West 145-101 8-14 -
1979-80 Jack McKinney 9-4 - -
Paul Westhead 51-18 12-4 1
1980-82 Paul Westhead 61-32 1-2 -
1981-82 Pat Riley 50-21 12-2 1
1982-90 Pat Riley 483-173 90-47 4
1990-92 Mike Dunleavy 101- 63 13-10 -
1992-94 Randy Pfund 66-80 2-3 -
1993-94 Bill Bertka 1-1 - -
Magic Johnson 5-11 - -
1994-99 Del Harris 224-116 17-19 -
1998-99 Bill Bertka 1- 0 - -
Kurt Rambis 24-13 3-5 -
1999-04 Phil Jackson 287-123 64-28 3
2004-05 Rudy Tomjanovich 24-19 - -
Frank Hamblen 10-29 - -
2005-present Phil Jackson 144-102 17-14 -

John Albert Kundla (born July 3, 1916 in Star Junction, Pennsylvania) is a former professional and college basketball coach. ... George Lawrence Mikan, Jr. ... John Albert Kundla (born July 3, 1916 in Star Junction, Pennsylvania) is a former professional and college basketball coach. ... John Albert Kundla (born July 3, 1916 in Star Junction, Pennsylvania) is a former professional and college basketball coach. ... John Castellani is a former professional basketball coach. ... James Clifford Jim Pollard (b. ... Fred Schaus (born June 30, 1925 in Newark, Ohio) was a basketball star, coach and athletic director for the West Virginia University Mountaineers, player for the NBAs Fort Wayne Pistons and New York Knicks, GM and coach for the Los Angeles Lakers, coach of Purdue University basketball, and was... Willem Hendrik Butch Van Breda Kolff (born October 28, 1922 in Glen Ridge, New Jersey) is a former pro basketball player and coach. ... Joseph A. Mullaney (born November 17, 1925 in Long Island, New York – died March 8, 2000) was a successful basketball player and coach. ... William Walton Bill Sharman (born May 25, 1926 in Abilene, Texas) is a former professional basketball player and coach. ... Jerry Alan West (born May 28, 1938, in Chelyan, West Virginia) is a retired American basketball player who played his entire professional career for the NBAs Los Angeles Lakers. ... Jack McKinney is a former college and professional basketball coach. ... Paul Westhead Paul Westhead (born February 21, 1939 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a former basketball coach in the NBA and the NCAA. He has coached three different NBA teams, and was also the coach of the Loyola Marymount University mens basketball team during that schools era of greatest... Paul Westhead Paul Westhead (born February 21, 1939 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a former basketball coach in the NBA and the NCAA. He has coached three different NBA teams, and was also the coach of the Loyola Marymount University mens basketball team during that schools era of greatest... For the American guitarist, see Patrick Riley. ... For the American guitarist, see Patrick Riley. ... Mike Dunleavy Sr. ... Randy Pfund is a former NBA head coach and a current NBA executive. ... Earvin Johnson redirects here. ... Del Harris Delmer W. Harris (June 18, 1937, Plainfield (or Orleans), Indiana) is a former NBA head coach and current assistant coach of the Dallas Mavericks under head coach Avery Johnson. ... Darrell Kurt Rambis (born February 25, 1958 in Cupertino, California) is an American former professional basketball player and current assistant coach for the Los Angeles Lakers. ... This article is about the basketball coach. ... The 2004-05 NBA season was the 59th season of the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... Rudolph Tomjanovich, Jr. ... Frank Hamblen is a former NBA coach and scout, and a college basketball player at Syracuse University. ... The 2005-06 NBA season was the 60th season of the National Basketball Association. ... This article is about the basketball coach. ...

Radio and television

Main article: List of Los Angeles Lakers broadcasters

As noted above, Chick Hearn was the team's broadcaster for 41 years until his death in 2002. After Hearn's death, the Lakers decided to continue simulcasts of games that had begun when he was the voice. Paul Sunderland, who had filled in for a couple of games while Hearn recuperated in 2001-02, was named the permanent play-by-play announcer effective with the season after Hearn's death. Stu Lantz was retained as the color commentator. Francis Dayle Chick Hearn (November 27, 1916 - August 5, 2002) was an American sportscaster. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Simulcast is a contraction of simultaneous broadcast, and refers to programs or events broadcast across more than one medium, or more than one service on the same medium, at the same time. ... Paul Benedict Sunderland (born March 29, 1952) is an American sportscaster based in Los Angeles, California. ... The 2001-02 NBA season is the 56th season of the National Basketball Association. ... Play-by-play, in broadcasting, is a North American term and means the reporting of a sporting event with a voiceover describing the details of the action of the game in progress. ... The 2002-03 NBA season was the 57th season of the National Basketball Association. ... Stuart (Stu) Burrell Lantz (born July 13, 1946, in Uniontown, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is a retired American basketball player and the current spectacular television commentator for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... A color commentator (colour commentator in Canada), sometimes known as a color analyst, is a member of the broadcasting team for a sporting event who assists the play-by-play announcer by filling in any time when play is not in progress. ...


In 2003, the Lakers decided to end the simulcasts. Sunderland's voice would be heard only on the telecasts, while Mychal Thompson, the latter a member of the 1987-88 Lakers championship team, was named as the announcer on radio broadcasts. Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Mychal Thompson (born January 30, 1955 in Nassau, Bahamas), is a Bahamian American former National Basketball Association player who was the #1 pick in the 1978 NBA Draft. ...


Sunderland's contract expired in the summer of 2005, and the team chose not to renew it. Meyers moved in alongside Lantz as the TV announcer, while Spero Dedes was named to call play-by-play on radio. The current teams are Dedes and Thompson (radio) and Meyers and Lantz (TV). Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Spero Dedes is the play-by-play announcer for the Los Angeles Lakers in Los Angeles, CA on AM 570. ...


As of 2006-07, Lakers radio broadcasts are heard on KLAC in English and KWKW in Spanish. KLAC has had the team's broadcast rights since the 1976-77 season. Telecasts are split between KCAL-TV (road games) and Fox Sports Net West (home games), unless they are chosen for national broadcasts on ABC or TNT. KCAL has been the Lakers' over-the-air television broadcaster since 1977, dating back to when the station was the RKO General-owned KHJ-TV. This is longer than any other station currently airing NBA games. Prior to KHJ, Laker games were televised on KTLA. The 2006-07 NBA season was the 61st season of the National Basketball Association. ... KLAC AM 570 is a radio station serving the Los Angeles metropolitan area. ... KWKW is one of the oldest Spanish-language radio stations in the greater Los Angeles area. ... The 1976-77 NBA Season was the 31st season of the National Basketball Association. ... KCAL-TV (Channel 9) is an independent station in Los Angeles, California owned by CBS Corporation. ... Fox Sports Net West and Fox Sports Net Prime Ticket, or simply FSN West and FSN Prime Ticket, are Los Angeles-based cable sports networks serving Southern California, southern Nevada, and Hawaii. ... ABC Sports redirects here. ... Turner Network Television, usually referred to as TNT, is an American cable TV network created by media mogul Ted Turner and currently owned by the Turner Broadcasting System division of Time Warner. ... Also: 1977 (album) by Ash. ... The classic logo of RKO Radio Pictures. ... KTLA, channel 5, is a television station in Los Angeles, California. ...


While all games are broadcast live on local radio, selected road telecasts from East Coast cities are shown with a tape delay, usually 60 to 90 minutes after the actual starting time. The explanation given is to increase the TV ratings by showing the game at a more convenient time to Southern California fans, who live three time zones away from the site of the game. During the simulcast years, these games were also delayed on the radio. Regional definitions vary from source to source. ... Tape delay, also often referred to as analog delay, is an audio effect whereby an echo can be introduced to an audio signal by mixing it with a delayed version of itself. ... When TV viewers or entertainment professionals in the United States mention ratings they are often referring to Nielsen Ratings, a system developed by Nielsen Media Research to determine the audience size and composition of television programming. ...


References

  1. ^ Staples Center :: About :: About STAPLES Center
  2. ^ Tracey Reavis. "The Nicknames". The Official NBA Encyclopedia (3rd Edition). New York: Doubleday, 2000. pg. 95.
  3. ^ Team Index - Basketball-Reference.com
  4. ^ Los Angeles Lakers - Basketball-Reference.com
  5. ^ Forbes: NBA Team Valuations
  6. ^ a b c d LAKERS: Los Angeles Lakers Hisotry. NBA.com. Retrieved on 2008-06-11.
  7. ^ Lakers Acquire Gasol From Grizzlies
  8. ^ [http://www.nba.com/lakers/news/080415_gameday_kings.html
  9. ^ KCAL9.com
  10. ^ Bryant’s 39 points lead Lakers past Spurs 100-92
  11. ^ Lakers and Celtics hold finals reunion
  12. ^ a b c TOP 10 CELEBRITY LAKERS FANS. NBA.com. Retrieved on 2007-09-06.
  13. ^ NBA.com Blog: Flea. NBA.com. Retrieved on 2007-09-06.
  14. ^ ESPN - Los Angeles vs. New York - Recap - December 23, 2007

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