Los Angeles Lakers

Los Angeles » National Basketball Association

Franchise Overview

Seasons in Los Angeles

1961-2022

62 51 12
Seasons Made Playoffs Championships

All Seasons

72 60 15
Seasons Made Playoffs Championships

Past 10 Seasons (2013 - 2022)

41.9% 3 1
Winning Percentage Made Playoffs Championships

Championship Years

In Los Angeles

1972, 1980, 1982, 1985, 1987-1988, 2000-2002, 2009-2010, 2020

In Minneapolis

1952-1954

Los Angeles Lakers History

Overview

The Los Angeles Lakers have played a total of 72 seasons. Their first season was in 1951, and their most recent season was in 2022.

Have the Los Angeles Lakers gone by any other names?

Yes. Between 1951 and 1960, the team was known as the Minneapolis Lakers.
In 1961, the team moved to Los Angeles and changed their name to the Los Angeles Lakers.

What division do the Los Angeles Lakers play in?

The Los Angeles Lakers currently play in the Pacific Division of the Western Conference.

What was the best start to a Lakers season?

The best start to a Lakers season was the 1998 Los Angeles Lakers, who started the season 11-0. The second best starts to a Lakers season was the 2011 Los Angeles Lakers and the 1988 Los Angeles Lakers, who both started the season at 8-0.

What was the worst start to a Lakers season?

The worst start to a Lakers season was the 1958 Minneapolis Lakers, who started the season at 0-7. The second worst start to a season was the 2015 Los Angeles Lakers, who started the season with 5 losses. The third worst start to a season was the 2016 Los Angeles Lakers, who started the season with 4 losses.

When was the last time the Lakers were in the playoffs?

The Los Angeles Lakers last made the playoffs in 2021, when they lost the Western Conference First Round. They've been in the playoffs a total of 60 times in their 72 seasons.

When was the last time the Lakers missed the playoffs?

The Los Angeles Lakers last missed the playoffs in 2022.

When was the last time the Lakers won a playoff series?

In 2020, the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Miami Heat in the Finals.

When was the last time the Lakers lost a playoff series?

In 2021, the Los Angeles Lakers lost to the Phoenix Suns in the Western Conference First Round.

What years did the Lakers make the NBA Finals?

While in Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Lakers have appeared in the NBA Finals 26 times, in 1962, 1963, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1972, 1973, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1991, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2020. In their full franchise history, they've appeared in 30 NBA Finals. In Los Angeles, they appeared in 26 NBA Finals as the Los Angeles Lakers, in 1962-1963, 1965-1966, 1968-1970, 1972-1973, 1980, 1982-1985, 1987-1989, 1991, 2000-2002, 2004, 2008-2010 and 2020. In Minneapolis, they appeared in 4 NBA Finals as the Minneapolis Lakers, in 1952-1954 and 1959.

How many NBA Titles have the Lakers won?

While in Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Lakers won the NBA Finals 12 times, in 1972, 1980, 1982, 1985, 1987, 1988, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2009, 2010 and 2020.

In their full franchise history, they've won 15 championships. In Los Angeles, they won 12 NBA Titles as the Los Angeles Lakers, in 1972, 1980, 1982, 1985, 1987-1988, 2000-2002, 2009-2010 and 2020. In Minneapolis, they won 3 NBA Titles as the Minneapolis Lakers, in 1952-1954.

Los Angeles Lakers Postseason Results

Year Record Result
2022 33-49 Missed Playoffs
2021 42-30 Lost Western Conference First Round (Won 0 Rounds)
2020 52-19 Won Finals
2019 37-45 Missed Playoffs
2018 35-47 Missed Playoffs
2017 26-56 Missed Playoffs
2016 17-65 Missed Playoffs
2015 21-61 Missed Playoffs
2014 27-55 Missed Playoffs
2013 45-37 Lost Western Conference First Round (Won 0 Rounds)
2012 41-25 Lost Western Conference Semifinals (Won 1 Round)
2011 57-25 Lost Western Conference Semifinals (Won 1 Round)
2010 57-25 Won Finals
2009 65-17 Won Finals
2008 57-25 Lost Finals (Won 3 Rounds)
2007 42-40 Lost Western Conference First Round (Won 0 Rounds)
2006 45-37 Lost Western Conference First Round (Won 0 Rounds)
2005 34-48 Missed Playoffs
2004 56-26 Lost Finals (Won 3 Rounds)
2003 50-32 Lost Western Conference Semifinals (Won 1 Round)
2002 58-24 Won Finals
2001 56-26 Won Finals
2000 67-15 Won Finals
1999 31-19 Lost Western Conference Semifinals (Won 1 Round)
1998 61-21 Lost Western Conference Finals (Won 2 Rounds)
1997 56-26 Lost Western Conference Semifinals (Won 1 Round)
1996 53-29 Lost Western Conference First Round (Won 0 Rounds)
1995 48-34 Lost Western Conference Semifinals (Won 1 Round)
1994 33-49 Missed Playoffs
1993 39-43 Lost Western Conference First Round (Won 0 Rounds)
1992 43-39 Lost Western Conference First Round (Won 0 Rounds)
1991 58-24 Lost Finals (Won 3 Rounds)
1990 63-19 Lost Western Conference Semifinals (Won 1 Round)
1989 57-25 Lost Finals (Won 3 Rounds)
1988 62-20 Won Finals
1987 65-17 Won Finals
1986 62-20 Lost Western Conference Finals (Won 2 Rounds)
1985 62-20 Won Finals
1984 54-28 Lost Finals (Won 3 Rounds)
1983 58-24 Lost Finals (Won 2 Rounds)
1982 57-25 Won Finals
1981 54-28 Lost Western Conference First Round (Won 0 Rounds)
1980 60-22 Won Finals
1979 47-35 Lost Western Conference Semifinals (Won 1 Round)
1978 45-37 Lost Western Conference First Round (Won 0 Rounds)
1977 53-29 Lost Western Conference Finals (Won 1 Round)
1976 40-42 Missed Playoffs
1975 30-52 Missed Playoffs
1974 47-35 Lost Western Conference Semifinals (Won 0 Rounds)
1973 60-22 Lost Finals (Won 2 Rounds)
1972 69-13 Won Finals
1971 48-34 Lost Western Conference Finals (Won 1 Round)
1970 46-36 Lost Finals (Won 2 Rounds)
1969 55-27 Lost Finals (Won 2 Rounds)
1968 52-30 Lost Finals (Won 2 Rounds)
1967 36-45 Lost Western Division Semifinals (Won 0 Rounds)
1966 45-35 Lost Finals (Won 1 Round)
1965 49-31 Lost Finals (Won 1 Round)
1964 42-38 Lost Western Division Semifinals (Won 0 Rounds)
1963 53-27 Lost Finals (Won 1 Round)
1962 54-26 Lost Finals (Won 1 Round)
1961 36-43 Lost Western Division Finals (Won 1 Round)
1960 25-50 Lost Western Division Finals (Won 1 Round)
1959 33-39 Lost Finals (Won 2 Rounds)
1958 19-53 Missed Playoffs
1957 34-38 Lost Western Division Finals (Won 1 Round)
1956 33-39 Lost Western Division Semifinals (Won 0 Rounds)
1955 40-32 Lost Western Division Finals (Won 1 Round)
1954 46-26 Won Finals
1953 48-22 Won Finals
1952 40-26 Won Finals
1951 44-24 Lost Western Division Finals (Won 1 Round)
Years the team was not located in Los Angeles

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