Details: This poster shows five of the key players for the Los Angeles Lakers: Andrew Bynum, Pau Gasol, Kobe Bryant, Lamar Odom, and Derek Fisher. At the bottom is the Lakers logo.
The Los Angeles Lakers are a National Basketball Association (NBA) team based in Los Angeles, California. The Lakers' franchise was founded in 1946 in Detroit, Michigan before moving to Minneapolis. The Lakers won five championships before relocating to Los Angeles in the 1960-61 NBA season. The Lakers' popularity soared in the 1980s when they won five additional championships during a nine-year span with the leadership of Hall of Famers Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, James Worthy and coach Pat Riley. With the help of Shaquille O'Neal, Kobe Bryant, and Hall of Fame coach Phil Jackson, the Lakers played in five of the nine NBA Finals in the 2000s, winning three of them consecutively from 2000 to 2002. The Lakers are the current two-time NBA champions after defeating the Boston Celtics in the Finals four games to three.