Los angeles Lakers- american basketball team


Los angeles lakers,american professional basketball team based in los angeles the lakers are one of the most successfull and popular professional franchises in all american sports.The franchise has won a combined 6 basketball association of america and natinal basketball association NBA history to their rivals the boston celtics.

The franchise that would become the lakers was founded in 1946 as the detroit gems and played in the national basketball league.The team moved to minnepolis minnesota in 1947 and its name was changed to the lakers to reflect the minnesota state nickname land of 10000 lakes that same year the lakers acquired george mikan who became professional basketballs first dominant big man and the first in a series of great lakers centres.The lakers joined the BBA official percusor of the NBA for the 1948-49 season and won the final BBA championship.The NBA was formed in 1949,and mikan and the lakers which also featured future hall of fames ji  pollard.

Attendance of the lakers games fell after mikan's retirement in 1956 and the team moved to los angeles before the 1960s-61 season.The lakers advanced to NBA finals six times in 1960s but lost to celtics in each appearance despite the presence of all time greats elgin baylor and jerry west who would later assemble a number of lakers campionship's teams and the teams general manager.During 1971-72 season however the lakers led by west gail googrich and wilt chamberlain set NBA records for longest winning streak and best regular season record broken in 1995-96 season by the chicago bulls on their way to the NBA championship the teams's first title since relocating to the los angeles.The lakers again reached the finals in 1972-73 but lost to the new york knicks.

The lakers entered the most dominant periosd in their franchise history when they selected magic johnsonin the first game pick of the 1979NBA draft johnson teamed with kareem abdul jabbar and james worthly to take the lakers to eight appearances in the NBA championships.This era become known as showtime not only for the flamboyant often spectacular palying style orchestra byjohnson polished head coach pat riley but also for the courtside presence of hollywood stars most notably jack nicholson.Additionaly, the renewed lakers celtics rivarly the two teams facing off for the NBA title in 1984,1985and 1987 and more specifically johnson battles with boston larry bird propelled the NBA to new levels of popularity in the 1980s.

The lakers the netred a period of a relative lack of succes which reached its nadir in 2012-13 the team added perenial all stars steve nash and dwight howard in the preseason and was considered one of the favourites to win the championships but it muddled through an inconsistent and injury pleagued campaign that ended with the team being swept.

The teams record improved by nine wins 2016-17 but extension of the lakers franchise record playoff drought to four seasons led to a front office shake up which included magic johnson's taking over as the team president of basketball operations.

Lakers during the 2018 off season but the team failed to significantly improve and johnson abruptly resigned at the end of the 2018-19 season.


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