This Day In Lakers History: Gail Goodrich Returns To Franchise Via Trade With Phoenix Suns

On May 20, 1970, the Los Angeles Lakers acquired Gail Goodrich in a trade with the Phoenix Suns. The deal returned…

This Day In Lakers History: Magic Johnson Named 1987 NBA MVP

On May 19, 1987, former Los Angeles Lakers point guard Magic Johnson was named MVP, winning the award for the…

This Day In Lakers History: Magic Johnson Dishes Out 21 Assists In Win Over Trail Blazers In Game 1 Of 1991 Western Conference Finals

By dispatching the Golden State Warriors in five games in the second round of the NBA Playoffs, the Los Angeles…

This Day In Lakers History: L.A. Lands 2nd Pick In 2016 NBA Draft Lottery

The NBA Draft Lottery can be one of the most exciting – and stressful – days of the season. A random drawing of…

This Day In Lakers History: Magic Johnson Starts At Center Vs. 76ers In 1980 NBA Finals

After going back and forth through the first four games of the 1980 NBA Finals, the Los Angeles Lakers won pivotal…

This Day In Lakers History: L.A. Becomes First Team To Sweep Back-To-Back Seven-Game Series

The 1982 Los Angeles Lakers are probably the most forgotten about of the five championship teams of that decade…

This Day In Lakers History: Magic Johnson Retires From NBA

On May 14, 1996, Los Angeles Lakers legend Magic Johnson announced his permanent retirement from the NBA…

This Day In Lakers History: Derek Fisher Makes Game-Winner With 0.4 Seconds Left To Beat Spurs in Western Conference Playoffs

The 2003-04 NBA season is not remembered fondly by Los Angeles Lakers fans. The Lakers opened that year having…

This Day In Lakers History: Pau Gasol Scores 23 Points In Game 7 Win Against Nuggets

After flaming out against the Dallas Mavericks in the second round of the 2011 NBA Playoffs, the Los Angeles Lakers…

This Day In Lakers History: Kobe Bryant Erupts For 42 Points After Day In Court To Even Playoff Series With Spurs

The 2003-04 NBA season was a particularly trying one for Kobe Bryant. Not only was he dealing with the likes of…

This Day In Lakers History: Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol Lead L.A. To Sweep Of Jazz In 2010 NBA Playoffs

In their quest to defend their NBA Championship, the 2010 Los Angeles Lakers saw quite the road in front of them…

This Day In Lakers History: L.A. Holds Jazz To Record-Low Points In First Quarter Of Game 1 Of 1988 Western Conference Semifinals

With a sweep of the San Antonio Spurs in the first round of the 1988 NBA Western Conference playoffs, the Los Angeles…