In the colors of La Lakers!
After the Los Angeles Lakers' triumph in the 2020 NBA Finals, many melt over the game of the two Davis-James, which contributed significantly to winning the championship, and rightly so. However, on the occasion of the first LA LAKERS triumph in the league in a decade, it is worth recalling the faces of those who have provided their game with wholesale titles in previous decades, reminding about the history of one of the most titled team in the history of the National Basketball Association!
It all started not in California, where the team is now based and playing matches at the Staples Center, but in the city of Minneapolis, where the LAKERS team was established in 1947 from the land of 10,000 lakes, which is the picturesque nature of Minnesota. The successes came quickly and it was embodied in George Mikan, who led the team to its first five victories in 1947-1954. At this point, it is worth paying attention to the color of the outfit in which the middle player played [photo below]
Soon after Mikan's career ended, the team moved to Los Angeles, where they could not find the right rhythm for another triumph for a long time. For the sake of accuracy, however, it must be said that they found the Boston Celtics in a sensational form, who defeated the "Jeziorowców" in six consecutive finals. The card was turned by two players, Wilt Chamberlain and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. They both raised the cup six times during the 70's and 80's, although they did not play even one season together.
The latter was played by another Los Angeles Lakers legend - Earvin Johnson Jr., who thanks to his above-average skills earned him the nickname "Magic"! He enjoyed an MVP title in three of the five wins he and the team wins in the finals in 1980, 1982 and 1987, respectively.
After a series of victories in the late 1980s, we had to wait for the next title until the new millennium, but it was worth looking at how many of these triumphs over the years 2000-2010 were achieved. The players responsible for these successes were Shaquille O'Neal, who died tragically this year, not seeing the next success of the team in which he spent his entire career in the NBA - Kobe Bryant. The former founded four championship rings with "Jeziorowce", the latter - one more.
Taking into account the seriality of subsequent championships in previous decades, it should be assumed with a high degree of probability that this year's title was the first in a series of successive successes, so it is worth getting Los Angeles Lakers gadgets in advance, such as the NBA jersey. NBA Jersey, Snapback Cap and Mitchell & Ness Championship T-Shirts available from bludshop.com