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La Lakers - Notable Historical Events

Elgin BaylorNov 15, 1960

Wilt ChamberlainNov 3, 1962

Kareem Abdul-JabbarMar 20, 1990

Magic JohnsonNov 7, 1991

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La Lakers - Historical Events
Date Event
1960-11-15

Elgin Baylor of NBA LA Lakers scores 71 points vs NY Knicks

1962-04-18

16th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat LA Lakers, 4 games to 3

1962-11-03

Wilt Chamberlain of NBA SF Warriors scores 72 points vs LA Lakers

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

Phila 76'ers trade Wilt Chamberlain to LA Lakers

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 chalk up 33rd consecutive win (NBA record)

1972-01-07

LA Lakers 33 straight win streak snapped, losing to 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 Phila 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 Phila 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: Phila 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

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

1991-11-07

Magic Johnson announces he has HIV virus & retires from LA Lakers

1992-02-16

LA Lakers retire Magic Johnson's #32 uniform

1995-11-04

Key Arena opens, Seattle Supersonics beat LA Lakers 103-89

2015-11-30

NBA star Kobe Bryant of the LA Lakers announces he will retire at the end of the 2015-16 season.

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La Lakers - Notable Birthdays

Jerry WestMay 28, 1938

Kareem Abdul-JabbarApr 16, 1947

James WorthyFeb 27, 1961

Steve NashFeb 7, 1974

Kobe BryantAug 23, 1978

La Lakers - Birthdays
Date Event
1938-05-28

Jerry West, West Virginia, NBA superstar (LA Lakers, Olympic-gold-1960)

1945-04-25

Walt Wesley, NBA star (Cleveland Cavaliers, Milwaukee Bucks, LA Lakers)

1947-04-16

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, [Lew Alcindor], New York City New York, NBA center (Mil Bucks, LA Lakers)

1951-09-25

Bob McAdoo, NBA forward/center (Buffalo Braves, LA Lakers)

1956-04-15

Michael Cooper, NBA star (LA Lakers)

1959-08-14

Earvin "Magic" Johnson, Lansing Michigan, NBA Forward (LA Lakers/Olympic-gold-92)

1960-08-14

Fred Roberts, NBA forward (LA Lakers)

1961-02-27

James Worthy, Gastonia North Carolina, NBA small forward (LA Lakers, 1988 Playoff MVP)

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)

1974-02-07

Steve Nash, Johannesburg South Africa, Canadian NBA guard (Dallas Mavericks, Phoenix Suns, LA Lakers)

1974-08-09

Derek Fisher, NBA guard (LA Lakers)

1975-08-26

Shea Seals, NBA guard (LA Lakers)

1978-08-23

Kobe Bryant, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, NBA guard (LA Lakers)

La Lakers - Deaths
Date Event
2017-10-01

Frank Hamblen, longtime LA Lakers coach, dies at age 70


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