| Los Angeles Lakers HISTORY
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,
NBA Titles: 16(1949, 1950, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1972, 1980,
1982, 1985,1987, 1988, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2009, 2010)
Best Season: 1971-72 69-13 .841
Worst Season: 2015-16 17-65 .207
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
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.