Lakers stars have a large presence in the Hall of Fame, which bears witness to the legends of the immortal club:
Karim Abdul-Jabbar, Elgin Baylor, Wilt Chamberlain, Gail Goodrich, Connie Hawkins, Magic Johnson, Clyde Lovellette, Slater Martin, Bob McAdoo, George McCann, Vern Michaelsen, Jim Pollard, James Worthy, Jerry West, in addition to the legendary commentator Chick Hearn who commented On the Lakers’ matches for 42 years before he passed away in 2002 The Lakers were founded in 1946 in Detroit, Michigan before moving to Minneapolis, where they got their currently known name, the Lakers, from the title of the state of Minnesota in which Minneapolis is located, and it is the land of 10,000 lakes.
The Lakers won 5 championships before moving to Los Angeles in 1960
In the sixties, the team reached the final eight times, but lost all of them despite the strong performance of legends such as Elgin Bayler and Jerry West and then returned to win the championship in seventy-two under the leadership of coach Bill Sharman.
The popularity of the team became overwhelming in its golden era in the eighties when it won 5 additional championships led by legendary Magic Johnson, Karim Abdul-Jabbar and coach Pat Riley, 2 of those 5 tournaments that the team won over its historic opponent, the Boston Celtics.
The nineties are the least bright period in the club’s history. In the new millennium, the team returned to shine again and appeared in 5 finals, including 3 successive titles at the turn of the millennium, led by Kobe, Shaq and Phil Jackson By the end of the 2007-2008 season, the Lakers hold the record for the number of wins with a score of 2905, the highest profit rate of 61.5%, the largest number of final plays twenty-nine times, and the fewest seasons without playing the knockout stage with 5 seasons and the second largest number of titles with a score of 14 title Likewise, the Lakers hold the record for the number of consecutive victories with 33 victories, which is a record not only in the league, but in all American sports, achieved in the 71-72 season.
The Lakers are the second most expensive club in the league, with an estimated value of $ 586 million Team colors: purple, gold, white