We will be discussing what team is overall the best nba team, throughout the teams starting point to the present point. I will be discussing why the lakers are a better team through the nba team life span.
This round i will be talking about the history since it first started in 1947 purchase of a disbanded team the Detroit Gems from the NBL. After they bought the team they moves the team first to Minneapolis, Minnesota calling themselves the Lakers in honor of the states nickname, "Land of the 10,000 Lakes." Lakers won five championships in Minneapolis propelling by star player center George Mikan who is described by the NBA official website as the leagues "First Superstar". The Lakers relocated to Los Angeles before the 1960-1961 Season and made the NBA Finals six times in the 1960s. In the 1960s to 1970s they came across allot of hall of famers that ill be talking more about next round. Such as Elgin Baylor and Jerry West that the La Lakers to the championship 6 times like i stated in the other paragraph. Then in the 1970s that is when even more talent came people that everyone knows and looks up to in the present time starting with one of the greatest players of all time Wilt Chamberlain 4 time MVP that was recruited by the Lakers after the 1969-1970 season most remembered when he scored 100 points in a single game as center and brought the LA Lakers to there six NBA Title, led by new head coach Bill Sharman. After Jerry West and Chamberlain retired from the team the Lakers Acquired another MVP Center Kareem Abdul Jabber, and MVP Magic Johnson that has played every position once in his NBA career and both won several MVP Awards Then in the 1980s the Lakers were called "Showtime" due to their Magic Johnson-led fast break defense and won five championships in the 9 year lifespan also helped by Future Hall of Famer James Worthy Small Forward for the Lakers, and a Hall of Fame Coach Pat Riley. Two of those championships were won by there rivals Celtics. After Abdul-Jabber and Magic Johnson retired they retired it took a while to reboot but started rebooting in the 1900s. In the 1900s the team acquired Two more future Hall of Famers and Multiple MVP winners one is still playing Kobe Bryant or by Nickname (Black Mamba), and Shaquille O'Neal in 1996. Led by Kobe and Shaq and led by another Head Coach, Phil Jackson, the Lakers won 3 consecutive titles between 2000 to 2002, securing its franchise its first "Three Peat'. Then the Lakers won two more championships by defeating the Orlando Magic in 2009 and Boston Celtics in 2010 The Lakers hold the record for the NBA's Longest Winning Streak with (33), set during the 1971-1972 Season. Sixteen Hall of Famers have played for Los Angeles, while four of them have coached the team. Four Lakers-Kareem-Abdul Jabber, Magic Johnson, Kobe Bryant and Shaq O'Neal- Have won the NBA Most Valuable Player Awards for a total of eight awards. The Arenas of the Lakers was the Minneapolis Auditorium from 1947 to 1960, then relocated to Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena for Seven Years, then relocated again to The Forum were they played there to 1967 to 1999, then moved again relocated to Staple Center were there are located at the present time.