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The man that returned championship basketball to the Los Angeles Lakers is back on the sideline of the Staples Center. Phil Jackson is ready to do it again in 2005. But he’ll have to figure out how to get the best out of Kobe Bryant, whom he said was “un-coachable” in his latest book. Despite his off-the-court problems, Bryant is one of the NBA’s premier players. He’s looking to prove his critics wrong by winning another NBA title without the help of Shaquille O’Neal. It won’t be easy, though, as the Western Conference once again boasts some of the NBA’s best teams, like the defending champion San Antonio Spurs and the high-scoring Phoenix Suns. But if history truly repeats itself, Kobe and Jackson might have something to celebrate by the end of the season.
The Los Angeles Lakers have put together one of the most incredible records in sports history. Lakers history includes 9 NBA Championships between 1972 and 2002, and the roster of NBA greats that have donned a Lakers uniform reads like an NBA Hall of Fame list. Few sports franchise can match the Lakers for their record of unprecedented success.
The Lakers came to Los Angeles in 1960 after beginning life as the Minneapolis Lakers. Arriving in LA, the Lakers kept their old name and spent their first season in California battling their way to a 36-43 record, reaching the Western Conference Finals. For the first few seasons in Los Angeles, the Lakers were consistent winners but failed to capture an NBA Crown. That changed in 1972.
Starting out with a new head coach in Bill Sharman, the Lakers put together a 33 game winning streak and a 69-13 overall record. After sweeping the Chicago Bulls in the first round, Los Angeles knocked off the defending NBA Champion Milwaukee Bucks in a six game series to hit the NBA Finals. The franchise’s first NBA Championship in LA was earned with a five game NBA Finals series win over the New York Knicks.
NBA Championship #2 came in 1980. With Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul Jabbar on the court, the Lakers ran out to a 60-22 season record and knocked off the Phoenix Suns and Seattle Supersonics in the first two rounds of the playoffs. In the NBA Finals the Lakers were faced off against the Philadelphia 76ers and battled to a 2-2 tie in the first four games. Jabbar stepped up and scored 40 points to win Game 5. Magic Johnson was the hero of Game 6, as he won the Finals MVP Award with a performance for the ages, scoring 42 points, grabbing 15 rebounds, and dishing out 7 assists along the way to lead the Lakers to another NBA Championship.
The Lakers will continue their search for NBA gold with an impressive 2009 regular season record of 65-17. After eliminating the Utah Jazz in the first round, the Lakers find themselves in a dogfight with the Houston Rockets. Led by a rejuvenated Kobe Bryant along with Pau Gasol, Lamar Odom and Andrew Bynum, season ticket holders and fans expect the Lakers to clash with the Cavaliers in the finals. It was in fact the Orlando Magic who came out of the East as the Eastern Conference Champions. The Lakers took out the Magic in 5 games to become the 2008-09 NBA Champions.
Your Los Angeles Lakers are looking to get back to the NBA Championships and right off the top, the Lakers are battling injuries. With Center Andrew Bynum putting off knee surgery until late July, the team is now having to face losing him long term. But because of the type of surgery, (Dr. Altchek reattached his cartilage instead of simply removing it) his recovery time is now projected to last through November. Kobe Bryant is also still recovering from off season knee surgery has only managed two practices before heading to London for a game against the Minnesota Timberwolves.
The defending NBA Champion LA Lakers have begun the new season much where they left off, large and in charge. The teams bound out of the gates and have just passed the All Star Break with a record of 42-14, best in the West. Kobe has endured a number of injuries this season to include an ankle and finger but has missed only a minimal amount of games. Bryant leads both in points (28.0 PPG) and assists (4.7 APG) while Pau Gasol leads the team in rebounding with 11.1 RPG. To find the most hard to get LA Lakers tickets today, and cheer your team to the finals, get the tickets as they try to win their 17th NBA Title.
The Lakers would claim the NBA Crown again in 1982, 1985, 1987, 1988, 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2008. Along the way the roster featured NBA stars like Coach Phil Jackson, center Shaquille O’Neal, Kobe Bryant, and a host of others. Altogether the Lakers history between 1961 and 2004 includes appearances in 26 Conference Finals, 22 NBA Finals berths, and stunning 9 NBA Championships.
2007/08 – Western Conference Champions
2006/07 – Lost Western Conference First Round
2005/07 – Lost Western Conference First Round
2004/05 – Did not reach the playoffs