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Which Season Did The Lakers Have the Worst Season Record?

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The worst season record was 17-65 in 2016.

Who's the all-time Laker leader in turnovers?

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Kobe is the all-time Laker leader in turnovers with 4010.

What Number Did Jimmy Jackson Wear On The Lakers?

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Jackson finished the 2005-2006 season with the Lakers, playing in only 13 games with averages of 1.7 points and .9 rebounds per 7 minutes. Jackson did not receive an offer to sign with any team in the following offseason, marking the end of his career. He was the last player on the Lakers to wear #24 before Kobe Bryant.
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How Many Championships Do The Lakers Have?

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The Lakers have 17 championships: 1949, 1950, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1972, 1980, 1982, 1985, 1987, 1988, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2009, 2010, 2020.

Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'neal performed one of the most memorable comebacks of all time against the Trailblazers during Game 7 of the 2000 NBA Finals. What was the largest deficit the Lakers faced in the 4th quarter?

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In the 2000 Western Conference Finals, the Portland Trail Blazers had taken two games in a row after being down 3-1 in the series against the top-seeded Los Angeles Lakers, and the momentum was in Portland's favor headed into a do-or-die Game 7.

The Blazers led by 15 points in the fourth quarter, and just as it looked like the Trail Blazers would mount the huge upset, the Lakers stormed back in one of the greatest Game 7 comebacks in NBA history, sealing it with an alley-oop from Kobe Bryant to Shaquille O'Neal.

The Lakers went on to beat the Pacers 4-2 in the NBA Finals to win their first championship since 1988.
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How many divisions titles have the Lakers won?

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The Lakers have 24 division titles: 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1977, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 2000, 2001, 2004, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2020.

Who was the first Laker to win the MVP award?

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Kareem was the first Laker to win an MVP award in 1975-76.

Which of these Laker players doesn't have his number retired?

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When did the Lakers win their first NBA title?

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In the 1949 BAA Finals, the Minneapolis Lakers won the championship, beating the Washington Capitols four games to two.

How many years did the Lakers play at The Forum?

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The Lakers called The Forum home from 1967 to 1999, when they moved to the newly built Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles.

How Many Career Points Does Kobe Have?

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Kobe sits third on the list of NBA all-time scoring leaders, having amassed 33,643 points across his 20-season career.

When did Jack Nicholson become a Lakers season-ticket holder?

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Which of these players never made an all-star appearance?

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Which of the Following Players Was NOT Selected As The First Overall Draft Pick By The Lakers?

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West made himself available for the 1960 NBA draft, and he was drafted with the second overall pick by the Minneapolis Lakers, shortly before the team relocated to Los Angeles. West became the first draft pick ever of the relocated franchise.
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Which Lakers player lead the franchise to its first three-peat?

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Minneapolis Lakers clinch first three-peat in NBA history in 1954. On April 12th in 1954, the Minneapolis Lakers defeated the Syracuse Nationals 87-80 in Game 7 of the 1954 NBA Finals. By winning their fifth title in franchise history, they became the first team to win three straight titles.

Which player made two free throws to clinch the Lakers' Game 7 win vs. Boston in the 2010 NBA Finals?

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With 11 seconds left in Game 7 and the Lakers leading by two points, Vujačić made two free throws that sealed the Lakers' victory over the Celtics in a Game 7 for the first time in the longstanding Lakers-Celtics rivalry.
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How many jerseys have the Lakers retired?

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The Lakers have retired the following numbers: 8, Kobe Bryant; 13, Wilt Chamberlain; 22, Elgin Baylor; 24, Kobe Bryant; 25, Gail Goodrich; 32, Magic Johnson; 33, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar; 34, Shaquille O'Neal; 42, James Worthy; 44, Jerry West; and 52, Jamaal Wilkes.

What is Kobe Bryant's middle name?

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Kobe Bean Bryant.

Which Laker was the first player named Finals MVP?

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In 1969, Jerry West was the first player named Finals MVP. West won it in a losing effort. Despite the Lakers' loss to Boston in seven games, West averaged 37.9 points and 7.4 assists per game for L.A.
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Which team originally owned the draft pick the Lakers used to select James Worthy?

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The Los Angeles Lakers had received the Cleveland Cavaliers' 1982 first-round draft pick in a 1979 exchange for Don Ford. The Cavaliers finished with the NBA's worst record in the 1981–82 season, leaving a coin toss to decide whether they or the worst record runner-up San Diego Clippers would get the first overall pick in the upcoming draft. The Lakers won the flip, the first and only time for a reigning league champion. They chose Worthy.
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Who led the Lakers' in assists in Magic Johnson's rookie season?

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Norm Nixon averaged 7.8 assists per game and had a total of 642 assists Magic Johnson's rookie season (1979-80). Magic Johnson averaged 7.3 assists per game and had a total of 563 assists that season.
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When did Jerry Buss buy the Lakers?

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In 1979, Dr. Jerry Buss purchased the Lakers in a multifaceted $67.5 million deal that included the Lakers, the NHL Kings, the Great Western Forum in Inglewood, and a 13,000-acre ranch in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
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Who's the tallest Laker ever?

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Chuck Nevitt, a 7' 5" center, was selected in the third round of the 1982 NBA draft by the Houston Rockets, subsequently playing 15 games with the Los Angeles Lakers over 2 seasons.

When did Kobe Bryant score his legendary 81 points?

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Kobe Bryant burned the Toronto Raptors on January 22, 2006 in one of the greatest single-game performances in NBA history. As the Lakers scored a 122-104 comeback victory at home, Bryant finished with 81 points on 28-of-46 shooting, including 7-of-13 from 3-point range, and 18-of-20 from the foul line.

What is "Magic" Johnson's real name?

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