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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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Los Angeles Lakers 2021 Roster

No. Player Pos Ht Wt Birth Date
23 LeBron James PG 6-9 250 December 30, 1984
17 Dennis Schröder SG 6-1 172 September 15, 1993
15 Montrezl Harrell C 6-7 240 January 26, 1994
0 Kyle Kuzma SF 6-8 221 July 24, 1995
14 Marc Gasol C 6-11 255 January 29, 1985
88 Markieff Morris PF 6-8 245 September 2, 1989
5 Talen Horton-Tucker SG 6-4 234 November 25, 2000
9 Wesley Matthews SG 6-4 220 October 14, 1986
3 Anthony Davis PF 6-10 253 March 11, 1993
1 Kentavious Caldwell-Pope SG 6-5 204 February 18, 1993
2 Quinn Cook PG 6-1 180 March 23, 1993
4 Alex Caruso PG 6-5 186 February 28, 1994
28 Alfonzo McKinnie SF 6-7 215 September 17, 1992
10 Jared Dudley PF 6-6 237 July 10, 1985
37 Kostas Antetokounmpo  (TW) PF 6-10 200 November 20, 1997
Devontae Cacok  (TW) PF 6-8 240 October 8, 1996

Los Angeles Lakers 2021 starting lineup

Dennis Schroder (G)

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (G)

LeBron James (F)

Anthony Davis (F)

Marc Gasol (C)