The Lakers were originally founded in 1947 as the Minneapolis Lakers and won five championships before moving to Los Angeles in 1960

The team's original colors were blue and white, but they changed to purple and gold when they moved to LA to match the colors of the California poppy

The Lakers' first-ever draft pick was Jerry West in 1960, who went on to become one of the greatest players in franchise history

The team's iconic "Lakers" logo was designed by Jerry West in 1969

The Lakers hold the record for the longest winning streak in NBA history, with 33 consecutive wins during the 1971-72 season

 Kobe Bryant, one of the greatest players in Lakers history, scored 81 points in a single game in 2006, the second-highest point total in NBA history

The Lakers have played in 32 NBA Finals and have won 17 championships, the most in NBA history

The team has had 13 head coaches, including Phil Jackson, who led the Lakers to five championships in two different stints with the team

 The Lakers have a long-standing rivalry with the Boston Celtics, with the two teams having met in the NBA Finals a record 12 times

 The Lakers have the second-most valuable franchise in the NBA, worth an estimated $4.6 billion as of 2023