One of the most storied teams in sports are the Los Angeles Lakers. They have a history of legends who brought showtime to Hollywood representing the NBA. From the early days of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar who many claim is the greatest Laker ever.
The Lakers organization doesn’t stop there with all-time greats though. Magic Johnson, is one of the most adored sports figures on the planet today, but at one time he was one of the league’s most ferocious competitors. In the 1980’s, his rivalry with the Celtics and in particular, Larry Bird, was the stuff of legend.
The legacy of the Los Angeles Lakers continued when Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant provided one of the greatest one-two punch tandems in basketball history winning championships.
So it is only more glaring how far the organization has fallen in recent memory with not reaching the playoffs last season. It was also the first time in what seems like forever that post season never had any game with Lebron James (who also today marks nine years since his decision to go to Miami).
The free agency for 2019 was very heated and part of the reason why included Los Angeles wanting to attain Kawhi Leonard. They wanted the city’s native son to represent them instead of Canada’s Raptors.
The only Raptors they ended up acquiring was Danny Green. They made some other big moves such as getting DeMarcus Cousins and Quinn Cook while re-signing players like Rajon Rondo and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope.
The biggest acquisition included Anthony Davis and LeBron revealed that he would be giving up the number 23. James even let fans know that he would go back to the number 6 which he wore while playing for the Miami Heat. James and AD made their number transitions official on Instagram last night as LeBron posted a photo of the two, with Davis holding up his new Lakers jersey.
Celebrities that live in Los Angeles couldn’t be anymore happy as the likes of Snoop Dogg and Jamie Foxx gave their stamp of approval
Although LA Lakers fans may be happy to see that their team is on the comeback trail, this photo has upset some fans who proclaim that Michael Jordan is the rightful owner of #23. It has renewed the discussion about who is the greatest of all-time.