The Los Angeles Lakers (in English: Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Lakes inhabitants ) are a NBA-based basketball deductible based in Los Angeles, California. Lakers play their home games at Staples Center, a shared room with Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Sparks from the WNBA and the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League. Lakers are one of the most titled teams in NBA s history, and won 17 NBA tits with the Boston Celtics.
The franchise began with the purchase in 1947 of a dissolved team, the Strait Gems of the National Basketball League (NBL). The new team started playing Minneapolis, under the name of the Minneapolis Lakers. Initially member of the NBL, Lakers won the NBL title in 1948 before joining the Rivale Basketball Association of America (BAA), where they won five of the following six finals, led by Star George Mikan. After experiencing financial difficulties in the late 1950s, after George Mikan retirement, they moved to Los Angeles in 1960.
Led by the Hall of Famers Elgin Baylor and Jerry West, the franchise participated in the NBA finals six times in the 1960s, but lost each series for the benefit of the Celtics, marking the beginning of their long and rich rivalry. In 1968, the Lakers acquired the quadruple Most Valuable Player (MVP), Wilt Chamberlain, and won their sixth title of the NBA, the first in Los Angeles, in 1972. After the retreat from West and Chamberlain, the team acquired Kareem. Abdul-Jabbar, who also won several MVP titles, but has not been able to participate in the NBA finals in the late 1970s.
The 1980s Lakers have been nicknamed showtime because of their quick attack led by Magic Johnson. The team won five NBA titles in nine years and was led by the famous Pat Riley coach. After the retreat of Abdul-Jabbar and Johnson, the team had difficulty in the early 1990s, before acquiring Shaquille O Neal and Kobe Bryant in 1996. With the duet, which was directed by another famous Coach, Phil Jackson, the team won three consecutive titles between 2000 and 2002, offering his second Three-Peat franchise. The Lakers won two other NBA titles in 2009 and 2010, but do not find their glory of yesteryear in the next decade.
The Lakers hold the record of the longest NBA victories series with 33 consecutive games, established during the 1971-1972 season.
In 2012, the richest franchise of NBA with a financial value of more than $ 900 million depending on the Forbes magazine, but in 2014 it yields this richest NBA franchise place for the benefit of New York Knicks. which the advantages of $ 100 million (1.4 billion against 1.3 for Lakers). In addition, the club is one of the four NBA franchises based in California, with the Clippers of Los Angeles, the Kings of Sacramento and the Warriors of Golden State.
The rodemble of the Los Angeles Lakers around Lebron James has conceded a setback at the season opener of the NBA.
The title candidate underlined the Golden State Warriors around Stephen Curry in the domestic Staples Center with 114: 121 and tied seamlessly to the messaging preparation.
Although James (34 points) and Top-Foward Anthony Davis (33 points) played great, but in the end, Warriors sat down thanks to a closed team performance.
Led by Curry, a triple double (21 points, ten assists, ten rebounds) succeeded, five other guest players came to a number of hits in the double-digit area.
The Lakers want to reach in the 75th NBA season after the 18th championship of the franchise, in the preseason for James and Co. had already been concluded in the first playoff round.
For this goal, the high-quality squad was further strengthened with the 19-Palace Allstars Russell Westbrook and Carmelo Anthony. But the test games ran completely wrong with a 0: 6 balance sheet.
anttetokounmpo leads bucks to victory
In the first game of the Eastern Conference, Meanwhile, defending champion Milwaukee Bucks prevailed thanks to a gloss performance of their superstar Giannis antetokounmpo sovereign 127: 104 against the Brooklyn Nets.
With 32 points, 14 rebounds and seven assists, the Greek, Final-MVP of the preseason, once again turned out and overtrumped the also strong Kevin Durant (32 points, eleven rebounds) on the part of the Nets.
Already in the first quarter, the Bucks, who had prevailed in the last season in the conference semi-final against the Nets, in the meantime with 19 counters and gave this guidance no longer out of the hand until the end.
At Brooklyn, Keyman lacked Kyrie Irving, which was deleted from the squad due to his rejection against the Corona vaccine before the 75th NBA season.