Minneapolis Lakers
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Franchise Overview

Seasons in Minneapolis

1951-1960

10 9 3
Seasons Made Playoffs Championships

All Seasons

70 59 15
Seasons Made Playoffs Championships

Championship Years

In Minneapolis

1952-1954

In Los Angeles

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

Minneapolis Lakers History

Overview

This team is now known as the Los Angeles Lakers. While in Minneapolis, they played a total of 10 seasons between 1951 and 1960.

Have the Minneapolis 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.

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

While in Minneapolis, the Minneapolis Lakers last made the playoffs in 1960, when they lost the Western Division Finals.

When was the last time the Minneapolis Lakers missed the playoffs?

While in Minneapolis, the Minneapolis Lakers last missed the playoffs in 1958.

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

In 1960, the Minneapolis Lakers beat the Detroit Pistons in the Western Division Semifinals.

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

In 1960, the Minneapolis Lakers lost to the St. Louis Hawks in the Western Division Finals.

How many NBA Titles have the Minneapolis Lakers won?

While in Minneapolis, the Minneapolis Lakers won the NBA Finals 3 times, in 1952, 1953 and 1954.

In their full franchise history, they've won 15 championships. In Minneapolis, they won 3 NBA Titles as the Minneapolis Lakers, in 1952-1954. 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.

Minneapolis Lakers Postseason Results

Year Record Result
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 Minneapolis

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