Detroit Gems 46-47

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Los Angeles Lakers 1961-1973

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Quick facts:

Founded:                     1946 as Detroit Gems as a member of the National Basketball League
Arena:                       Staples Center
Division Championships:      (27) 1950, 1951, 1953, 1954 1962, 1963, 1965, 
                                  1966, 1969, 1971, 1972,
                                  1973, 1974, 1977, 1980, 1982, 1983,
                                  1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989,
                                  1990, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2008, 2009, 
                                  2010, 2011

NBA Titles:                  16(1949, 1950, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1972, 1980, 
                             1982, 1985,1987, 1988, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2009, 2010)
Playoffs:                    57

Best Season:   1971-72   69-13 .841
Worst Season:  2015-16   17-65 .207

Lakers Owners
2013-     Buss Family Trust
1979-2013 Dr. Jerry Buss 
1965-1979 Jack Kent Cooke 
1958-1965 Bob Short 
1947-1958 Ben Berger and Morris Chalfen 
1946-1947 C. King Boring

Kobe Bryant's career retrospective

The illustrious career of one of the most polarizing players in NBA history has come to a dramatic and fitting end. Kobe Bryant played his final game of his first ballot Hall of Fame career last Wednesday night and finished with a fitting 60 points. Kobe's last game is a microcosm of his career. He scored a lot of points, but the points were of little value and he did so on many shots and a poor shooting percentage.

Without a doubt Kobe Bryant is one of the greatest NBA players of all-time and arguably a top 20 greatest of all-time. But this is where things get murky. He had a lot of success winning five NBA championships, but controversy and question marks have followed every one of those titles.

The first three titles where not really Kobe's doing

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The Lakers tried to form a big 4 in 2004 with Shaquille O'Neal, Kobe Bryant, Gary Payton and Karl Malone.
Eddie Jones and Kobe Bryant

Lakers Greatest Centers: George Mikan, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Shaquille O'Neal

Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar won 5 titles for the Lakers between 1980 and 1987.

Elgin Baylor, Wilt Chamberlain and Jerry West

Rodney "Hot Rod" Hundley

Pat Riley as a player

Chicago Gears vs Detroit Gems with George Mikan as a member of the Gears. The Gems would eventually become the Lakers

1951-52 Minneapolis Lakers season pass

Curtis Henderson of the Detroit Gems.


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