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Transcript of The Lakers
The Los Angeles Lakers The Beginning The Lakers were founded in 1947 by Ben Berger and Morris Chalfen
The team was originally from Minneapolis
The Lakers got their name because Minnesota is known as the "Land of 10,000 Lakes" The Early Years Moving to L.A. In 1960 the Lakers franchise moved to Los Angeles, where they have remained throughout the rest of their history
Their rivalry with the Boston Celtics blossomed when the Lakers moved to L.A. Celtics Rivalry The rivalry sparked when the Celtics beat the Lakers 7 times in the Finals over an 11 year period (1959-1969)
The Lakers finally defeated the Celtics in the Finals in 1987
Between the two teams they hold 33 of the 66 NBA Championships Success or Domination In the 1980's the Lakers won 5 NBA Championships
From 2000 to 2010 the Lakers won 5 more NBA Championships
The Lakers have reached the NBA Finals 31 times All Time Greats Some players include: George Mikan, Elgin Baylor, Jerry West, Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson, James Worthy, Shaquille O'Neal, and Kobe Bryant 8 NBA MVP Awards
25 Basketball Hall of Fame Members
421 Playoff wins
23 Division Titles
31 Conference Titles
16 NBA Championships Recap of the Best 16 TIME NBA CHAMPIONS!!!
ONE OF THE FIRST TEAMS IN THE NBA
APART OF ONE OF THE BIGGEST AND OLDEST RIVALRY IN SPORTS Music by: Fort Minor (ft.Styles of Beyond)
Information Provided by: http://www.nba.com/lakers/history/lakers_history_new.html
Edited by: Eric Baumann Team Accolades Credits: The Lakers joined the NBL (Nation Basketball League) in 1947
In 1948 the Lakers joined the BAA (Basketball Association of America) which eventually turned into the NBA The Lakers have had some of the greatest and most dominant players be apart of their teams George Mikan Elgin Baylor