44 Facts About Los Angeles Lakers

1. The Los Angeles Lakers needed help at the center position and got just that in Tyson Chandler.

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2. The Los Angeles Lakers are still in a search for a superstar to pair with LeBron James.

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3. The Los Angeles Lakers have seemingly jumped to the front of the line since they are now the betting favorites to land the two-time NBA Finals MVP.

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4. LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers are on their best roll of the young.

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5. For the second time this season, the Los Angeles Lakers will be without Rajon Rondo for an extended period of time, this time for a month.

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6. LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers are on their best roll of the young season and for next four to five weeks they will try to keep it going while Rajon Rondo is sidelined.

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7. LeBron James says the Los Angeles Lakers adding Carmelo Anthony in free agency isn't his decision.

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8. The Los Angeles Lakers made the first move of the regular season by signing recently bought out.

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9. The Los Angeles Lakers signed recently bought out Tyson Chandler and after one game in the purple and gold, many are calling Chandler exactly what LA needed.

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10. The Los Angeles Lakers acquired Chandler after the Suns bought-out his contract last week, and they haven't looked back since.

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11. LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers are hitting their stride.

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12. The Los Angeles Lakers will reportedly be missing veteran point guard Rajon Rondo for four weeks after he broke his hand in the team's win over the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday night.

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13. The Los Angeles Lakers had been on Fox Sports West since 1985, dating to when it was the original Prime Ticket and owned by Buss.

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14. Los Angeles Lakers have retired eleven jersey numbers and an honorary microphone in honor of their players and broadcaster:.

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15. Los Angeles Lakers have 30 Hall of Famers who contributed to the organization.

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16. Los Angeles Lakers have had three first overall picks in their history: Elgin Baylor, Magic Johnson (selected in 1979) and James Worthy (selected in 1982).

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17. As of 2010, the Los Angeles Lakers have the most popular team merchandise among all NBA teams, and Bryant the most popular jersey.

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18. San Antonio Spurs and the Los Angeles Lakers, developed what some would classify as a rivalry in the late 1990s and early 2000s.

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19. On July 9, 2018, the Los Angeles Lakers signed LeBron James to a four-year, $154 million contract.

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20. The Los Angeles Lakers acquired Kyle Kuzma from the University of Utah with the 27th overall pick from a draft-day trade, along with Brook Lopez in exchange for D'Angelo Russell and Timofey Mozgov.

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21. On March 7, 2017, the Los Angeles Lakers hired Rob Pelinka as the general manager, signing him to a five-year deal.

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22. On February 21, 2017, the Los Angeles Lakers fired general manager Mitch Kupchak, while Magic Johnson was named as the president of basketball operations.

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23. The Los Angeles Lakers earned the second overall pick in the 2016 NBA draft, and selected Brandon Ingram from Duke University.

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24. The Los Angeles Lakers began their season losing 10 of their first 16 games.

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25. The Los Angeles Lakers went on to miss the NBA playoffs for the first time since 2005, for just the second time in the last two decades and for just the sixth time in franchise history.

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26. On March 25, 2014, the Los Angeles Lakers scored 51 points in the third quarter against the New York Knicks, the most points scored in a quarter in the history of the franchise.

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27. The Los Angeles Lakers battled injuries all season, the most prominent of which is the Achilles tendon rupture to Kobe Bryant that ended his season after 78 games.

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28. The Los Angeles Lakers clinched a playoff berth on the final game of the season and finished seventh in the Western Conference after beating the Houston Rockets on April 16, 2013.

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29. In the playoffs, the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the New Orleans Hornets in the first round.

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30. In the finals, the Los Angeles Lakers played the Boston Celtics for the 12th time.

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31. The Los Angeles Lakers went on to win game seven in overtime, with the Kings missing numerous potentially game-saving shots and free throws.

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32. The Los Angeles Lakers defeated Houston in the first round of the playoffs, but were swept by San Antonio in the next round.

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33. The Los Angeles Lakers defeated Portland three games to one in the first roundto advance to face Seattle.

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34. In the next round, the Los Angeles Lakers lost in five games to the Utah Jazz.

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35. The Los Angeles Lakers were defeated in the first round by Portland.

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36. The Los Angeles Lakers defeated Boston in the first two games of the Finals, and the teams split the next four games, giving Los Angeles their second championship in three seasons.

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37. The Los Angeles Lakers advanced to the NBA Finals by sweeping the Nuggets, defeating the Warriors in five games, and sweeping the SuperSonics in the Western Conference Finals.

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38. The Los Angeles Lakers won 60 games in Johnson's rookie year, and defeated the Philadelphia 76ers in six games in the 1980 NBA Finals.

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39. The Los Angeles Lakers went on to reach the finals against the New York Knicks where they would avenge their 1970 finals loss by defeating them 4 games to 1.

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40. Los Angeles Lakers earned the top pick in the 1958 NBA draft and used it to select Elgin Baylor.

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41. In 1948, the Los Angeles Lakers moved from the NBL to the Basketball Association of America, and Mikan's 28.3 point per game (ppg) scoring average set a BAA record.

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42. Los Angeles Lakers had a solid roster, which featured forward Jim Pollard, playmaker Herm Schaefer, and center George Mikan, who became the most dominant player in the NBL.

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43. The Los Angeles Lakers are one of the most successful teams in the history of the NBA, and have won 16 NBA championships, the second-most behind the Boston Celtics.

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44. Los Angeles Lakers are an American professional basketball team based in Los Angeles.

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