Los Angeles Lakers, also known as LA Lakers is a professional basketball team based in the Californian city of Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Lakers’ colors are yellow, purple and white. The court in competing their parties is the Staples Center, which it shares with other teams in basketball and hockey in the city of Los Angeles.
The team of Los Angeles was founded in 1946 under the name Detroit Gems. A year later the name was changed to Minneapolis Lakers, because the franchise had headquarters in the city of Minneapolis. With the move, in 1960, the team was renamed the Los Angeles Lakers. In these different times, LA Lakers competed its parties in different courts. The first pavilion of Californians was the Minneapolis Auditorium from 1949 to 1960, Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena between 1960 and 1967, the Forum between 1967 and 1999 and finally, the Staples Stadium from 1999 to the present.
The owner at the moment of the California franchise is the family of Jerry Buss. The chairman is Mitch Kupchak and its coach is Mike D’Antoni who was replaced in 2012 and had directed successful years for the boys in Los Angeles, Phil Jackson.
By the Staples Stadium they have gone global basketball greats such as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson, Shaquille O’Neal, Dennis Rodman, Wilt Chamberlain, Jerry West and Kobe Bryant. It is the Spanish Pau Gasol that continues in the discipline of captain for Lakers with Bryant.
Among the stars who have played in Los Angeles Lakers basketball team, there are 9 that have managed to set their seal to the whole story, whether from the contribution to the basketball team for the years dedicated to defending the purple and yellow shirt or other causes. That is why Los Angeles Lakers has decided to withdraw their dorsal, so any player can use them after.
This is the case number 13 of the mythical basketball player Walt Chamberlain, 22 of Elgin Baylor, 25 of Gail Goodrich, 42 James of Worthy, 44 for Jerry West, Magic 32 of Johnson and, 33 of Karem Abdul-Jabbar and 52 of Jamal Wilkes.
Los Angeles Lakers is the power that has been shown at all times. Since its inception, the Lakers proved to be one of the greats, but has had periods when, thanks to star basketball players, have marked the history of the NBA. The team of Los Angeles has won the conference title 31 times, division title on 33 occasions, and the title of the NBA as 16 times.