This Day In Lakers History: Gail Goodrich Returns To Franchise Via Trade With Phoenix Suns

On May 20, 1970, the Los Angeles Lakers acquired Gail Goodrich in a trade with the Phoenix Suns. The deal returned…

This Day In Lakers History: Magic Johnson Named 1987 NBA MVP

On May 19, 1987, former Los Angeles Lakers point guard Magic Johnson was named MVP, winning the award for the…

This Day In Lakers History: Pau Gasol Scores 23 Points In Game 7 Win Against Nuggets

After flaming out against the Dallas Mavericks in the second round of the 2011 NBA Playoffs, the Los Angeles Lakers…

This Day In Lakers History: Shaquille O’Neal Scores 32 Points Against Kings In Decided Game 5 Of NBA Playoffs

Before the Los Angeles Lakers and Sacramento Kings became a full-fledged rivalry, they played to a closely contested…

This Day In Lakers History: Elgin Baylor Selected No. 1 Overall By Minneapolis In 1958 NBA Draft

On April 22, 1958, the Minneapolis Lakers selected Elgin Baylor with the No. 1 overall pick in the NBA Draft. He spent…

This Day In Lakers History: Shaquille O’Neal Scores 34 Points Against Timberwolves To Keep Winning Streak Alive

Again playing without Kobe Bryant because of an ankle injury, the Los Angeles Lakers picked up a 104-99 road victory…

This Day In Lakers History: Kobe Bryant Bounces Back From Poor Shooting Night To Score 40 Points

For better or worse, Kobe Bryant would often respond to a poor shooting or scoring night by coming out in the next…

This Day In Lakers History: Trevor Ariza, Pau Gasol Deliver In Win Against Mavericks

The 2000s were a rollercoaster ride for the Los Angeles Lakers. It all began with the three-peat, as Kobe Bryant and…

This Day In Lakers History: Kobe Bryant Becomes Youngest Player In NBA History To 16,000 Career Points

With the Los Angeles Lakers in a tight race for the eighth spot in the Western Conference playoffs, Kobe Bryant overcame…

Lakers Rumors: Rich Paul Met With Jeanie Buss & Rob Pelinka To Address LeBron James Speculation

The Los Angeles Lakers enter play against the L.A. Clippers a disappointing 27-31 and in ninth place of the…