The Lakers’ embarrassing exit out of the 2011 playoffs at the hands of the Dallas Mavericks marked the end of many things. It ended the Lakers’ hopes of a 3-peat, it could have been the end of the Lakers’ run with this current roster and most importantly it marked the end of the Phil Jackson era in the City of Angels.
While Lakers Nation is still suffering through nightmares of Jason Terry hitting yet another three and the haunting images of a sweep still stays with us, we should also take time to reflect on the era that has just ended.
Jackson arrived in Los Angeles in 1999, taking the helm for a talented team that could not get over the hump. 11 season and five championships later, we can now agree that the Jackson era was a success. Now let’s take a trip down memory lane and look at the Lakers’ top-10 moments with Jackson as their leader.
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