NBA team Los Angeles Lakers logo on the UCLA Health Training Center in Los Angeles, California
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The Los Angeles Lakers compete in the NBA’s Western Conference Pacific Division. The team got its start in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1947 and moved to LA in 1960.

Notable Lakers players include Kobe Bryant, Jerry West, Shaquille O’Neal, Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Elgin Baylor. The Lakers added another sure-fire Hall of Famer when they signed Lebron James to a four-year contract in 2018. James led the Lakers to their 17th league title in 2020.


  • Established: 1947
  • NBA championships: 17
  • Additional achievements: 19 conference championships and 33 division titles
  • Arena: Crypto.com Arena (Los Angeles, California)
  • Colors: Purple, gold, and black

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