Here are some interesting facts about the Los Angeles Lakers:
The franchise was founded in 1947 and were originally known as the Minneapolis Lakers, when they played in Minneapolis. In 1960 the team relocated to Los Angeles and changed their name to the Los Angeles Lakers. The team is one of the most successful teams in the history of the NBA. They have won 16 NBA championships and in 2015, Forbes has said that the Lakers have an estimated value of $2.7 billion, making them the second most valuable franchise in the NBA. Some of the great players who have played for the Lakers include George Mikan, Elgin Baylor, Jerry West, Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Erving “Magic” Johnson, James Worthy, Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant. The Lakers also hold the record for the NBA’s longest winning streak, which is 33 straight games. This was accomplished during the 1971–72 season.
The Los Angeles Lakers has had four logo variations, including the original design back in 1947 when they were known as the Minneapolis Lakers. See the different Los Angeles Lakers logo designs that they have had over the years.
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