This trade has to rank in the top five of the worst trades of all-time list. The reason the trade that involved Shaq ranks higher than most, is because the Lakers had won three straight titles with Shaq in the middle, even though they lost in the 2004 Finals against Detroit, the Lakers were still [...] [...more]
Most basketball fans either love or hate the Los Angeles Lakers. Did you know that Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was the first Laker to win the NBA’s MVP award?
How well do you know the “Love Em or Hate Em” team?
Which of the following Lakers began his professional career with the Harlem Globetrotters?
A. Jamaal Wilkes
B. Gail Goodrich
C. Wilt [...] [...more]
The Los Angeles Lakers’ franchise first started out as the Detroit Gems. The Detroit gems were one of the basketball teams in the National Basketball League (NBL). The Detroit Gems were owned by C. “King” Boring, an entrepreneur from Dearborn, Michigan. The Detroit Gems played only one season in the NBL under the Gems name, [...] [...more]
After inking a seven year, $121 million deal with the Los Angeles Lakers in 1996, Shaquille O’Neal with the help of Kobe Bryant lead his new team to three consecutive NBA titles from 2000-2002.
Laker bliss didn’t last long. In 2003, the Lakers were bounced out of the playoffs by the San Antonio. The [...] [...more]
In the 2001 NBA Draft, the Washington Wizards drafted the Kwame Brown as the first overall pick. Since Kwame Brown went straight from high school to the NBA, many basketball fans had never heard of him. The Wizards took a gamble that clearly didn’t pay off.
Brown almost played college basketball. He signed a letter of [...] [...more]