Los Angeles Lakers

Los Angeles Lakers 2021: News, Schedule, Roster, Score, Injury Report

The Los Angeles Lakers are owned by the Buss Family Trust, and Jeanie Buss serves as the President. The team's base is at the Staples Center in Los Angeles and they are a member of the Pacific Division of the league's Western Conference. As of this season, they are atop the Western Conference.

Read More: Why did Kobe Bryant have such a disturbing relationship with his parents?

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

History

The franchise was known as the Minneapolis Lakers from 1947 to 1960. They moved to Los Angeles in 1960. Ten years later, in the 1971-1972 season, they set the record for the longest winning streak in the NBA, with 33.

The team attained major popularity in the 80s and was nicknamed "Showtime" due to their fast-breaking team led by Magic Johnson. The team also featured leading NBA points scorer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. They won 5 titles in the "Showtime" era.

Later, the team struggled before returning to the top once more with the duo of Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal. 26 Los Angeles Lakers players have been inducted to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

After signing LeBron James in 2018, the Lakers restored the shine on the franchise by winning the 2020 NBA championship inside the bubble. They clinched the title after a ten-year drought and LeBron secured his fourth finals MVP award to complete the triumph.

Read More: NBA Throwback: Relive the Final Battle Between Kobe Bryant and LeBron James

Team's Sponsors

The main sponsor of the Lakers for the 2019/20 season is Wish.com. They're also the jersey sponsors for the purple and gold this season. Besides Wish, the Lakers have a tie-up with a wide list of companies that include Adidas, Nike, Gatorade, and Toyota.

Read More: Where Does LeBron James Live? All That We Know About His Luxurious Villa

Achievements and History

Founded 

1947

Conference

Western

Division 

Pacific

President

Jeanie Buss

General Manager

Rob Pelinka

Head Coach 

Frank Vogel

Arena 

Staples Center

Championships (17)

(1949, 1950, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1972, 1980, 1982, 1985, 1987, 1988, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2009, 2010, 2020)

Conference Titles (32)

(1949, 1950, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1959, 1962, 1963, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1972, 1973, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1991, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2020)

Division Titles (24)

(1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1977, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2020)
Website

www.nba.com/lakers

Read More: When Shaquille O'Neal challenged Michael Phelps to a swimming contest

Los Angeles Lakers 2021 Roster

No.PlayerPosHtWtBirth Date
23LeBron JamesPG6-9250December 30, 1984
17Dennis SchröderSG6-1172September 15, 1993
15Montrezl HarrellC6-7240January 26, 1994
0Kyle KuzmaSF6-8221July 24, 1995
14Marc GasolC6-11255January 29, 1985
88Markieff MorrisPF6-8245September 2, 1989
5Talen Horton-TuckerSG6-4234November 25, 2000
9Wesley MatthewsSG6-4220October 14, 1986
3Anthony DavisPF6-10253March 11, 1993
1Kentavious Caldwell-PopeSG6-5204February 18, 1993
2Quinn CookPG6-1180March 23, 1993
4Alex CarusoPG6-5186February 28, 1994
28Alfonzo McKinnieSF6-7215September 17, 1992
10Jared DudleyPF6-6237July 10, 1985
37Kostas Antetokounmpo  (TW)PF6-10200November 20, 1997
Devontae Cacok  (TW)PF6-8240October 8, 1996

Los Angeles Lakers 2021 starting lineup

Dennis Schroder (G)

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (G)

LeBron James (F)

Anthony Davis (F)

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Marc Gasol (C)