Los Angeles is a city full of glitz and glamour with plenty of things to do. But the hottest sporting event in...
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Los Angeles is a city full of glitz and glamour with plenty of things to do. But the hottest sporting event in town is always one of the NBA's most popular teams: the Los Angeles Lakers.
Take your seat beneath the championship banners and legendary jerseys hanging in the rafters above. Purchase your tickets to the next Lakers game online, or by calling VIP Tickets at (800) 328-4253.
The 2015-2016 Season
The 2014-15 season was not the most memorable for this proud and storied franchise. However, after posting a 21-61 record, there are some good reasons for fans to be optimistic that this year will bring competitive improvements and exciting basketball.
Players added to the roster: Brandon Bass, Roy Hibbert, Louis Williams, Anthony Brown (rookie), Michael Frazier II (rookie), Larry Nance Jr (rookie)., D'Angelo Russell (rookie), Robert Upshaw (rookie)
Players lost: Wayne Ellington, Ed Davis, Jordan Hill, Wesley Johnson, Jeremy Lin, Vander Blue, Carlos Boozer, Dwight Buycks, Xavier Henry, and Ronnie Price
Los Angeles Lakers History
In 1947, Ben Berger and Morris Chalfen of Minnesota purchased the disbanded Detroit Gems franchise of the National Basketball League (NBL) for $15,000. They would be renamed the Minneapolis Lakers, and would move to Los Angeles before the 1960 NBA season.
After losing to the Boston Celtics in the NBA Finals six times in the 1960s, they finally won their first championship in Los Angeles in 1972, defeating the New York Knicks 4 - 1.
There are several eras that you can point to as great times for the franchise. Jerry West, Elgin Baylor, Wilt Chamberlin are all-time greats. But if the measurement for team greatness is championships, the true glory days began for the Lakers in the 1980s, when the team won five titles, overcoming their arch-nemesis Boston Celtics and beating other dominant teams of the time, such as the Detroit Pistons and the Philadelphia 76ers.
The dominance in the '80s was matched again in the 2000s, as the Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal teams won five more NBA titles.
While the Lakers are in a transition period, that only makes it that more exciting to see who will emerge as the next Lakers legend to put his name in the history books.
Los Angeles Lakers Trivia: Did You Know'
Jerry West won the very first NBA Finals MVP award in 1969. It is still the only time a player from the losing team has won the award.
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