NBA Basketball - Los Angeles Lakers
Los Angeles is the largest city on the West Coast and trails only New York in the nation. A major business travel cultural media entertainment and financial hub LA is also home to Hollywood Disneyland sandy beaches and a fantastic year-round climate. Tourists flock to see the Capital Records building LA Memorial Coliseum Grauman's Chinese Theatre Griffith Observatory and the Hollywood Walk of Fame. There are over 800 museums in LA including the Getty Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art.
The Los Angeles Lakers have played in LA since the 1960's and currently play at Staples Center. As one of the winningest teams in the NBA the Lakers have only missed the playoffs 5 times since their 1948 inception. The Lakers have a long-standing rivalry with the Boston Celtics. The two teams have met in the NBA Finals 12 times including three times in the 1980's. Notable Lakers include Magic Johnson Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Kobe Bryant Shaquille O'Neil and Wilt Chamberlain.
|Year Entered NBA ||1946 |
|Stadium Name ||Staple Center |
|Stadium Address ||1111 Figueroa St Los Angeles CA 90015 |
|Capacity ||19 079 |
|Majority Team Owner ||Jerry Buss |
|Official Lakers Website ||http://www.nba.com/lakers/ |
|City Population ||3 830 000 |