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NBA CHAMPS

Place in History

June 15, 2002

*--* Winners Franchise NBA Championships: 1948-49 Minneapolis Lakers 1949-50 Minneapolis Lakers 1951-52 Minneapolis Lakers 1952-53 Minneapolis Lakers 1953-54 Minneapolis Lakers 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers 1979-80 Los Angeles Lakers 1981-82 Los Angeles Lakers 1984-85 Los Angeles Lakers 1986-87 Los Angeles Lakers 1987-88 Los Angeles Lakers 1999-00 Los Angeles Lakers 2000-01 Los Angeles Lakers 2001-02 Los Angeles Lakers

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*--* The MVPs Laker NBA Finals MVPs: 1969 Jerry West * West was the first NBA Finals MVP ever selected, and the first (and still only) to play for the losing team 1972 Wilt Chamberlain * Averaged 19.4 points, 23.2 rebounds and 2.6 assists in Lakers' 4-1 victory over New York 1980 Magic Johnson * Averaged 21.5 points, 11.1 rebounds, 8.7 assists and 2.7 steals in Lakers' 4-2 win over Philadelphia 1982 Magic Johnson * Averaged 17.7 points, 9.3 assists, 11.1 rebounds and 2.2 steals in Lakers' win over Philadelphia 1985 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar * Averaged 25.7 points, 10 rebounds and five assists while shooting over 60% from the field 1987 Magic Johnson * Averaged 21.8 points, 12.1 assists and 7.7 rebounds to become first three-time winner of the award 1988 James Worthy * In seven games, averaged 22.0 points, 7.4 rebounds and 4.4 assists in victory over Detroit 2000 Shaquille O'Neal * Averaged 38.0 points, 16.7 rebounds and 2.67 blocks in win over Indiana 2001 Shaquille O'Neal * Averaged 33.0 points, 15.6 rebounds and 3.40 blocks as Lakers made it two in a row 2002 Shaquille O'Neal * Averaged 36.2 points, 12.2 rebounds and 2.8 blocked shots to become third player to win award three times

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*--* The Dynasties Teams that have won three or more consecutive titles in the NBA: 8--Boston Celtics (1959-66) 3--Minneapolis Lakers (1952-54) 3--Chicago Bulls (1991-93) 3--Chicago Bulls (1996-98) 3--Los Angeles Lakers ( 2000-02)

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*--* Big Winners Most championships in the four major sports: 26--New York Yankees (MLB) 23--Montreal Canadiens (NHL) 16--Boston Celtics (NBA) 14--Minneapolis/L.A. Lakers (NBA) 13--Toronto Maple Leafs (NHL) 9--Detroit Red Wings (NHL) 9--St. Louis Cardinals (MLB) 9--Philadelphia/Kansas City/ Oakland A's (MLB) 9--Green Bay Packers (NFL)

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*--* The Big 4-0 Sweeps in NBA Finals: 1959--Boston d. Minn. Lakers 1971--Milwaukee d. Baltimore 1975--Golden State d. Washington 1983--Philadelphia d. L.A. Lakers 1989--Detroit d. L.A. Lakers 1995--Houston d. Orlando 2002--L.A. Lakers d. New Jersey

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*--* Victory Parade Most coaching victories in playoffs: Coach W-L Pct Phil Jackson 156-54 743 Pat Riley 155-100 608 Red Auerbach 99-69 589 K.C. Jones 81-57 587 Lenny Wilkens 80-94 460

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*--* Best on Bench Coaches with multiple NBA titles: 9 Phil Jackson 2 Red Holzman 9 Red Auerbach 2 Tom Heinsohn 5 John Kundla 2 K.C. Jones 4 Pat Riley 2 Chuck Daly 2 Bill Russell 2 Rudy Tomjanovich 2 Alex Hannum

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