This Day In Lakers History: Wilt Chamberlain, Jerry West Bring First NBA Championship To Los Angeles

For years and years in the 1960s, the Los Angeles Lakers would come up just short in winning an NBA championship…

This Day In Lakers History: L.A. Sets Multiple Records In Sending NBA Finals To Game 7

The 1970 Los Angeles Lakers were a team that was ready to bring the city of L.A. their first NBA Championship. Led…

This Day In Lakers History: Shaquille O’Neal Scores 32 Points Against Kings In Decided Game 5 Of NBA Playoffs

Before the Los Angeles Lakers and Sacramento Kings became a full-fledged rivalry, they played to a closely contested…

This Day In Lakers History: Nick Van Exel Outduels Gary Payton To Eliminate SuperSonics From NBA Playoffs

In the mid-1990s the Los Angeles Lakers were in a transition between the ‘Showtime’ era of the 1980s to the Kobe-Shaq…

This Day In Lakers History: Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O’neal Deliver In Crucial Win Over Mavericks During Lockout-Shortened Season

The NBA season is a long, grinding marathon that lasts for 82 games before the playoffs begin. That is, except for…

This Day In Lakers History: Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar And Jamaal Wilkes Lead L.A. To Sweep Of Suns

The Los Angeles Lakers of the 1980s boasted some of the most talented, stacked rosters that the NBA has ever seen…

This Day In Lakers History: Mychal Thompson’s Monster Performance Leads To Game Game 2 Victory Over Spurs

When it was all said and done, the 1980s proved to be the rebirth of the National Basketball Association as we know it…

This Day In Lakers History: Pau Gasol’s Game-Winner Clinches NBA Playoffs Series Vs. Thunder

After winning an NBA championship in 2009, the Los Angeles Lakers were on a mission to defend their title the following…

This Day In Lakers History: Andrew Bynum Ties NBA Playoff Record With 10 Blocks

On April 29, 2012, Los Angeles Lakers center Andrew Bynum invited the Denver Nuggets to a block party in L.A.’s…

This Day In Lakers History: Robert Horry Delivers Game-Winner In Sweep Of Trail Blazers

The Los Angeles Lakers entered the 2001-02 campaign well atop the NBA, standing as a dynasty in the making. With…

This Day In Lakers History: Kobe Bryant Makes First Sports Illustrated Cover Appearance

Kobe Bryant is one of the most accomplished players in the history of the Los Angeles Lakers and the NBA as a whole…

This Day In Lakers History: Luke Walton Headlines All-Around Attack In Game 3 Win Over Nuggets

Former Los Angeles Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak and late owner Dr. Jerry Buss had enough of the mediocre…