Los Angeles Lakers
Los Angeles Lakers are an NBA team playing in the Western Conference Pacific division. The Lakers were formed as Minneapolis Lakers in 1947.
Initially, the Lakers played in the Eastern Conference Northeast division before relocating to Los Angeles in 1960. They are the most popular NBA team from California ranking first among all the Pacific Division teams since 1970.
Following their shift, the Los Angeles Lakers have won many NBA championships, conference titles, and Division finals as of 2023.
The numerous achievements of the Los Angeles Lakers are as follows.
The Lakers have the highest number of NBA championships tying with the Celtics at 17.
Their last victory in the NBA finals was against the Miami Heat in 2020.
They have won 19 Western Conference and 29 Pacific Division titles.
Five NBA championships and four Northeast division titles were obtained in the Eastern Conference as Minneapolis Lakers from 1947 to 1960,
They have won three consecutive championships twice in the past 75 years. The first time was obtained from 1952 to 1954 while the second three-win record was from 2000 to 2002.
The Lakers had numerous NBA star players from Geroge Mikan to Lebron James. Anthony Davis and Lebron James are leading the current era as the MVPs of the team.
Lakers are known to have dominated the opponents with it most famous duos in history. The first pair is point guard Magic Johnson and center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar while the second duo is Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Byrant. The Bryant and O’Neal combo was dubbed the most incredible pair in the NBA.
Johnson, Abdul-Jabbar, O'Neal, and Bryant have won a combined total of eight NBA MVP awards while playing with the Lakers.
Additionally, Lebron James recently broke the record of most NBA career points reaching 38390 on February 7, 2023. The former record holder was Kareem Abdul-Jabbar with 38387 points.
Current Players From Lakers And Their Roster For 2023
There are sixteen players on the Los Angeles Lakers roster for 2023. Four of them were traded to Utah, and two are on the bench.
The following table includes the Western Pacific team Los Angeles Lakers roster for 2023.
|1. Patrick Beverley||Shooting Guard|
|2. Rui Hachimora||Small Forward|
|3. Rui Hachimura||Power Forward|
|4. Anthony Davis||Center|
|5. Dennis Schroder||Point Guard|
|6. Russel Westbrook||Point Guard|
|7. Austin Reaves||Point Guard|
|8. Troy Brown Jr||Small Forward|
|9. Thomas Bryant||Center|
|10. Max Christie||Shooting Guard|
|11. Wenyen Gabriel||Power Forward|
|12. Lonnie Walker IV||Small Forward|
|13. Damien Jones||Center|
|14. Scottie Pippen Jr||Point Guard|
|15. Cole Swider||Power Forward|
|16. Juan Toscano-Anderson||Small Forward|
The Lakers starting lineup for 2023 include Patrick Beverley for Shooting Guard, Rui Hachimora as Power Forward, Lebron James as Small Forward, Anthony Davis as Center, and Dennis Schroder as Point Guard, as per ESPN.