Lakers’ 2010 Off-Season Review
Los Angeles Lakers Kobe Bryant lifts the Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy around his teammates after they defeated the Boston Celtics in Game 7 to win the 2010 NBA Finals basketball series in Los Angeles, California June 17, 2010. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASKETBALL)

This is part one of a two part article. Part one takes a look back at the moves the Lakers made this off-season, and part two will give a 2010-2011 season preview tomorrow.

The Los Angeles Lakers franchise has seen great success over the 50+ seasons in Southern California.  From the Jerry West days to the “Showtime” era, the Lakers have won multiple championships.  However, the team has had trouble dealing the “Green Monster,” Boston Celtics.

Countless failures and Game 7 heartbreaks have been a part of Laker history, the Celtics have historically dominated the Lakers in the Finals.  However, last season was a different story, a much different story.   June 17th, 2010 was an unforgettable day for all Laker fans, and especially the Laker players and coaches.

Revenge was complete; the Lakers beat the Boston Celtics after losing to them in 2008 and the franchise had finally topped the Celtics in a Game 7 of the Finals.  The Lakers won their 16th NBA Championship, and Kobe Bryant added another ring and Finals MVP to his trophy case.

That was June of 2010, and this is now; the 2010-2011 NBA season is about to get underway and the Los Angeles Lakers are poised for a three-peat run.   This off-season was an intriguing summer, since the Lakers lost key players but added new players as well.

With the season getting underway on Tuesday night against the Houston Rockets, let’s dive into the upcoming season for the Los Angeles Lakers

Next: Off-Season Moves

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