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Los Angeles Lakers


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JERSEY PLAYER POS BIRTH PLACE HEIGHT WEIGHT AGE EXP
lbs yrs yrs
10 Jared Dudley SF San Diego, CA, USA 6’6” 237 35 12
23 LeBron James PG Akron, OH, USA 6’9” 250 36 16
7 JaVale McGee C Flint, MI, USA 7’0” 270 32 11
14 Danny Green SG North Babylon, NY, USA 6’6” 215 33 10
0 Kyle Kuzma PF Flint, MI, USA 6’9” 221 25 2
30 Troy Daniels SG Roanoke, VA, USA 6’4” 200 29 6
4 Alex Caruso PG College Station, TX, USA 6’5” 186 26 2
28 Quinn Cook PG Washington, DC, USA 6’1” 180 27 3
9 Rajon Rondo PG Louisville, KY, USA 6’1” 180 34 13
39 Dwight Howard C Atlanta, GA, USA 6’10” 265 35 15
5 Talen Horton-Tucker SG Chicago, IL, USA 6’4” 234 20 -
11 Avery Bradley SG Tacoma, WA, USA 6’3” 180 30 9
12 Devontae Cacok PF Chicago, IL, USA 6’7” 240 24 -
15 DeMarcus Cousins C Mobile, AL, USA 6’10” 270 30 9
1 Kentavious Caldwell-Pope SG Thomaston, GA, USA 6’5” 204 27 6
37 Kostas Antetokounmpo PF Athens,, GRC 6’10” 200 23 1
3 Anthony Davis PF Chicago, IL, USA 6’10” 253 27 7
POS = Position EXP = Experience
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The Los Angeles Lakers are an American basketball team competing in the Western Conference Pacific Division of the NBA. The franchise was founded in 1947 and plays its home games at Staples Center. The Lakers have won 16 NBA Championships and are the second-most successful franchise in NBA history.


Lakers history


They are also the second-most valuable NBA franchise, having an estimated value of $4.4 billion. The 1980s Lakers, nicknamed 'Showtime' played exquisite basketball and were fast and ruthless, and won five championships in a nine-year span, including their first ever Finals championship against the Celtics in 1985. This team featured Hall of Famers in Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and James Worthy, and a Hall of Fame coach, Pat Riley. In the early 2000s, the Lakers won three championships in a row with the help of two future Hall of Famers - Shaquille O'Neal, and Kobe Bryant. Lakers won Conference Titles in 2004 and 2008, but lost in the Finals to the Detroit Pistons and Boston Celtics respectively. After a period of rebuilding, the Lakers won the championship twice in a row - in 2009 and 2010. Sixteen Hall of Famers have played for Los Angeles.


Lakers in recent years


The Los Angeles Lakers struggle in the recent years is no secret. The franchise struggled in recruitment and the team's performance on court reflected on poor management. The drafting of Julius Randle, D'Angelo Russell and Larry Nance Jr. didn't exactly go according to plan. These years were also the final years of Kobe Bryant's career which was plagued by injuries. They decided to move on from coach Byron Scott after Bryant's retirement and announced Luke Walton as the replacement. The hierarchy also decided to sack  general manager Mitch Kupchak and hire Magic Johnson as the head of basketball operations.Soon after they acquired Rob Pelinka as the general manager.


On July 9th, 2018 Lakers signed LeBron James to a four-year, $154 million contract. It was a signing of intent by the franchise as they looked to bring back the glory days. LeBron's first season as a purple and gold was hit by a lot of injuries due to which they failed to qualify for the playoffs. At the end of the season, Magic Johnson decided to step down, while the Lakers also parted ways with Luke Walton and decided to hire Frank Vogel. The signing of Anthony Davis was announced soon after in a deal with the New Orleans Pelicans that included the Lakers shipping out their young core of Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram and Josh Hart along with a couple of first round picks.


Los Angeles Lakers Record - Last 10 Seasons


SeasonDivision FinishConference FinishRecordPlayoffs
2018-194th10th37-45-
2017-183rd11th35-47-
2016-174th14th26-56-
2015-165th15th17-65-
2014-155th14th21-61-
2013-145th14th27-55-
2012-133rd7th45-37Lost First Round
2011-121st3rd41-25Lost Conf Semifinals
2010-111st2nd57-25Lost Conf Semifinals
2009-101st1st57-25Won NBA Finals



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