If you’re a Lakers fan you’re probably still reeling from their disappointing 2016-17 season (final record: 26-56, and 14th in the NBA Western Conference). The Lakers are looking to rebound in the 2017-18 NBA Season and get back to the NBA Playoffs.
Formed in 1947 as the Minneapolis Lakers the franchise established itself in Los Angeles, CA in 1960. The Lakers are not only one of the most popular NBA teams but are alos one of the most storied franchises in all of sports. The Lakers compete in the league’s Western Conference Pacific Division and play their home games at Staples Center, an arena shared with the NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers, the Los Angeles Sparks of the Women’s National Basketball Association, and the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League.
The Lakers have won 16 NBA championships with numerous NBA Hall of Famers and legendary coaches. Some of the greats to suit up in a Lakers uniform are Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson, Elgin Baylor and Jerry West. Bill Sharman and Phil Jackson are two great leaders who have led the Lakers to dominance.