Los Angeles Lakers in History

Events in Sport


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1960-11-15 Elgin Baylor of NBA LA Lakers scores 71 points vs NY Knicks

NBA Forward Elgin Baylor
NBA Forward
Elgin Baylor
  • 1962-04-18 16th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat LA Lakers, 4 games to 3

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1962-11-03 Wilt Chamberlain of NBA SF Warriors scores 72 points vs LA Lakers

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain
  • 1963-04-24 17th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat LA Lakers, 4 games to 2
  • 1965-04-25 19th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat LA Lakers, 4 games to 1
  • 1966-04-28 20th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat LA Lakers, 4 games to 3
  • 1967-12-31 1st NBA game at Great Western Forum, LA Lakers beat Houston 147-118
  • 1968-05-02 22nd NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat LA Lakers, 4 games to 2
  • 1968-07-05 Philadelphia 76'ers trade Wilt Chamberlain to LA Lakers

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1969-04-23 LA Laker Jerry West scores 53 points

NBA Guard Jerry West
NBA Guard
Jerry West
  • 1969-05-05 23rd NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat LA Lakers, 4 games to 3
  • 1970-05-03 24th NBA Championship: NY Knicks beat LA Lakers, 4 games to 3
  • 1971-11-05 NBA's LA Lakers starts a 33 game consecutive victory streak
  • 1972-01-07 LA Lakers win their 33rd straight game, setting a still standing NBA record for longest streak
  • 1972-01-09 LA Lakers 33 game winning streak snapped by a loss to the Bucks 120-104
  • 1972-03-19 LA Lakers beat Golden State Warriors, 162-99, by then record 63 pts
  • 1972-03-26 LA Lakers broke NBA record by winning 69 of 82 games (69-13)
  • 1972-05-07 26th NBA Championship: LA Lakers beat NY Knicks, 4 games to 1
  • 1973-05-10 27th NBA Championship: NY Knicks beat LA Lakers, 4 games to 1
  • 1980-01-29 Cleveland Cavaliers beat LA Lakers 154-153 in quadruple OT
  • 1980-05-16 34th NBA Championship: LA Lakers beat Philadelphia 76ers, 4 games to 2
  • 1982-04-09 LA Lakers block 21 Denver shots setting NBA regulation game record
  • 1982-06-08 36th NBA Championship: LA Lakers beat Philadelphia 76ers, 4 games to 2
  • 1983-05-26 LA Lakers set NBA playoff game record of fewest free throws
  • 1983-05-31 37th NBA Championship: Philadelphia 76ers sweep LA Lakers in 4 games
  • 1984-06-10 38th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat LA Lakers, 4 games to 3
  • 1985-06-09 39th NBA Championship: LA Lakers beat Boston Celtics, 4 games to 2

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1987-02-24 LA Laker Kareem Abdul-Jabbar scores his 36,000th NBA point

  • 1987-06-14 41st NBA Championship: LA Lakers beat Boston Celtics, 4 games to 2
  • 1988-06-21 42nd NBA Championship: LA Lakers beat Detroit Pistons, 4 games to 3
  • 1989-06-13 43rd NBA Championship: Detroit Pistons sweeps LA Lakers in 4 games
  • 1990-03-20 LA Lakers retires Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's #33
  • 1991-06-12 45th NBA Championship: Chicago Bulls beat LA Lakers, 4 games to 1

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1991-11-07 Magic Johnson announces he has HIV virus & retires from LA Lakers

NBA Legend Magic Johnson
NBA Legend
Magic Johnson

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2000-06-19 Los Angeles Lakers beat Indiana Pacers 4-2 in NBA finals MVP: Shaquille O'Neal, L.A.

Basketball Player Shaquille O'Neal
Basketball Player
Shaquille O'Neal
  • 2000-06-19 54th NBA Championship: Los Angeles Lakers beat Indiana Pacers, 4 games to 2
  • 2001-06-15 55th NBA Championship: Los Angeles Lakers beat Philadelphia 76ers, 4 games to 1
  • 2002-06-12 Los Angeles Lakers beat New Jersey Nets 4-0 in NBA finals MVP: Shaquille O'Neal, L.A.
  • 2002-06-12 56th NBA Championship: Los Angeles Lakers beat New Jersey Nets, 4 games to 0

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2003-07-04 Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant is arrested for sexual assault

NBA Guard Kobe Bryant
NBA Guard
Kobe Bryant
  • 2004-06-15 58th NBA Championship: Detroit Pistons beat Los Angeles Lakers, 4 games to 1
  • 2008-06-17 62nd NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat Los Angeles Lakers, 4 games to 2
  • 2009-06-14 63rd NBA Championship: Los Angeles Lakers beat Orlando Magic, 4 games to 1
  • 2010-04-02 Kobe Bryant signs a three-year contract extension with the Los Angeles Lakers worth $87 million
  • 2010-06-17 64th NBA Championship: Los Angeles Lakers beat Boston Celtics, 4 games to 3

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2012-07-11 Steve Nash is traded by the Phoenix Suns to the Los Angeles Lakers

Basketball Player Steve Nash
Basketball Player
Steve Nash

Birthdays in Sport


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1936-08-21 Wilt Chamberlain, American NBA Legend (LA Lakers, 5 time MVP), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1999)

NBA Legend Wilt Chamberlain
NBA Legend
Wilt Chamberlain

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1938-05-28 Jerry West, NBA superstar (LA Lakers, Olympic Gold 1960), born in Chelyan, West Virginia

NBA Guard Jerry West
NBA Guard
Jerry West
  • 1945-04-25 Walt Wesley, NBA star (Cleveland Cavaliers, Milwaukee Bucks, LA Lakers)

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1947-04-16 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, [Lew Alcindor], NBA center (Mil Bucks, LA Lakers), born in NYC, New York

  • 1951-09-25 Bob McAdoo, NBA forward/center (Buffalo Braves, LA Lakers)
  • 1956-04-15 Michael Cooper, NBA star (LA Lakers)

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1959-08-14 Earvin "Magic" Johnson, American NBA Forward (LA Lakers/Olympic-gold-92), born in Lansing, Michigan

NBA Legend Magic Johnson
NBA Legend
Magic Johnson
  • 1960-08-14 Fred Roberts, NBA forward (LA Lakers)

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1961-02-27 James Worthy, American NBA forward (LA Lakers, 1988 Playoff MVP), born in Gastonia, North Carolina

NBA Small Forward James Worthy
NBA Small Forward
James Worthy
  • 1968-02-03 Vlade Divac, Yugoslavia, NBA center (Charlotte Hornets, LA Lakers)
  • 1968-02-09 Derek Strong, NBA forward (LA Lakers, Orlando Magic)
  • 1968-07-23 Elden Campbell, NBA forward/center (LA Lakers)
  • 1969-01-04 Corie Blount, NBA forward (LA Lakers)
  • 1969-07-24 Rick Fox, NBA guard/forward (LA Lakers, Boston Celtics)
  • 1969-07-25 Jon Barry, NBA guard (LA Lakers, Golden State Warriors)
  • 1969-08-02 Cedric Ceballos, NBA forward (LA Lakers, Phoenix Suns)
  • 1969-09-09 Sean Rooks, NBA center (LA Lakers)
  • 1969-11-25 Anthony Peeler, NBA guard (LA Lakers, Vancouver Grizzlies)
  • 1970-08-25 Robert Horry, NBA forward (LA Lakers, Houston Rockets)
  • 1971-10-20 Eddie Jones, NBA guard/forward (LA Lakers)
  • 1971-10-22 Anthony "Pig" Miller, NBA forward (LA Lakers, Atlanta Hawks)
  • 1971-11-27 Nick Van Exel, NBA guard (LA Lakers)
  • 1972-06-06 Frankie King, NBA guard (LA Lakers)
  • 1973-08-01 Mario Bennett, NBA forward (LA Lakers, Phoenix Suns)

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1974-02-07 Steve Nash, Canadian NBA guard (Dallas Mavericks, Phoenix Suns, LA Lakers), born in Johannesburg, South Africa

Basketball Player Steve Nash
Basketball Player
Steve Nash

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1978-08-23 Kobe Bryant, NBA guard (LA Lakers), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

NBA Guard Kobe Bryant
NBA Guard
Kobe Bryant

Weddings in Sport

  • 1999-09-26 Actress-singer and former beauty queen Vanessa L Williams (36) weds Los Angeles Lakers' basketball player Rick Fox (30) at Church of the Holy Trinity in New York

HeartWedding of Interest

2002-12-26 Los Angeles Lakers center Shaquille O'Neal (30) weds Shaunie Nelson at The Beverly Hills Hotel's Crystal Garden

Basketball Player Shaquille O'Neal
Basketball Player
Shaquille O'Neal