This Day In Lakers History: Shaquille O’Neal Dominates To Put 76ers On Brink Of Elimination In 2001 NBA Finals

The 2001 Los Angeles Lakers had one of the most dominant runs in playoff history. After sweeping through the entire…

This Day In Lakers History: Shaquille O’Neal Breaks Record In Sweep Of Nets In 2002 NBA Finals

After cruising to a quick 3-0 lead over the New Jersey Nets in the 2002 NBA Finals, the Los Angeles Lakers found…

This Day In Lakers History: Derek Fisher’s 3-Pointers Key NBA Finals Win Over Orlando Magic

The 2009 NBA Finals is remembered as a near-domination from start to finish by the Lakers. After all, L.A. beat the…

This Day In Lakers History: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Scores 30 Points In Game 6 Win Against Celtics In 1984 NBA Finals

On June 10, 1984, the Los Angeles Lakers looked to redeem themselves against the rival Boston Celtics in a win…

This Day In Lakers History: Magic Johnson Makes Baby Sky Hook To Beat Celtics In Game 4 Of 1987 NBA Finals

Considered one of the greatest rivalries in sports, the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers dominated the NBA…

This Day In Lakers History: Shaquille O’Neal Ties NBA Finals Record For Most Blocks In Game 2 Vs. 76ers

After sweeping the Portland Trail Blazers (3-0), Sacramento Kings (4-0), and San Antonio Spurs (4-0), the Los Angeles…

This Day In Lakers History: Shaquille O’Neal Ties NBA Finals Record For Most Field Goals Made As L.A. Beats Pacers In Game 1

The Los Angeles Lakers, led by Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant, fought their way through a tough Western…

This Day In Lakers History: Shaquille O’Neal, Allen Iverson Become 2nd Set Of Opposing Players To Score At Least 40 Points In Same NBA Finals Game

The Los Angeles Lakers, led by Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal, had simply dominated the 2001 NBA Playoffs…

This Day In Lakers History: Paul Pierce Leaves Game 1 Of 2008 NBA Finals In Wheelchair

After meeting three times in the NBA Finals during the 1980s, the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers didn’t renew…

This Day In Lakers History: Michael Cooper Sets Then-NBA Finals Record With Six 3-Pointers Against Boston Celtics

The Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics just may have the greatest sports rivalry of all-time. The two teams have…

This Day In Lakers History: Magic Johnson Sets NBA Finals Record With 21 Assists Against Celtics

The building blocks to the greatest rivalry in American sports was set during the 1980s when the Boston Celtics and…

This Day In Lakers History: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Surpasses Jerry West As NBA All-Time Leading Playoffs Scorer

For the second consecutive season, the NBA Finals comprised of the best…