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The Los Angeles Lakers

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  1. The Los Angeles Lakers BY Shea fErraro Slide 1

  2. Inside the Lakers • Sections: • History • Roster • Retired Greats • The Stadium’ • Financial History www.Lakers.com Slide 2

  3. The Lakers were founded in 1947 by Ben Berger and Morris Chalfen. They purchased the recently disbanded Detroit Gems of the NBL (National Basketball League) for $15,000. The team was to be located in Minneapolis, which is known for it’s lakes, hence the name Lakers. While in Minneapolis, the Lakers won five championships behind one of the all time great centers, George Mikan (whom Mike and Ike’s candy is named after). • During the 1960 offseason, the Lakers became the first west coast team when owner Bob Short decided to move the team to Los Angeles Slide 3

  4. The Lakers in L.A. Since moving to Los Angeles, the Lakers have won 11 NBA championships http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKwf7IVBsFs Slide 4

  5. The Current Roster Head Coach: Mike D’Antoni Assistant Coaches: Dan D’Antoni Kurt Rambis Johnny Davis Assistant Coach for Player Development Mark Madsen Larry Lewis Athletic Trainer: Gary Vitti • -Kobe Bryant • -Pau Gasol • -Steve Nash • -Chris Kamen • -Nick Young • -Steve Blake • -Wessely Johnson • -Jordan Farmar • -Elias Harris • -Xavier Henry • -Jordan Hill • -Darius Johnson-Odom • -Ryan Kelly • Marcus Landry • Jodie Meeks • Robert Sacre • Shawne Williams CurrentPlayer SalaryCosts: 91 Million Slide 5

  6. All Time Laker Greats: Retired Numbers 44 Jerry West 13 Wilt Chamberlain 22 Elgin Baylor 25 Gail Goodrich 32 Magic Johnson 33 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 42 James Worthy 52 Jamaal Wilkes 34 Shaquille O’Neal http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxBM3dTPc_k Slide 6

  7. The Stadium: Staples Center Owner: AEG Year Opened: 1999 Capacity: 18,997 Cost to Build: $375 mil Slide 7

  8. The Lakers Financial History: 2001-2010 • Numbers published by Forbes Slide 8

  9. Financials Continued… Los Angeles Lakers Team Value1$1,000 M Slide 9