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ESPN Reports: Dwight Howard hasn't been traded yet but all indications are that the Orlando Magic center will be dealt at some point before the trade deadline and if his final destination ends up being anywhere other than Los Angeles, something went wrong. Somebody somewhere dropped the ball and this city and its future favorite son will suffer for it. Dwight Howard

Los Angeles Times Reports: Kobe Bryant can realistically surpass Michael Jordan on scoring list, He is sixth on the list with 27,868 points, trailing Shaquille O'Neal (28,596), Wilt Chamberlain (31,419), Michael Jordan (32,292), Karl Malone (36,928) and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (38,387). So it's only realistic he can pass O'Neal this season and possibly throw a parting shot at his former nemesis and teammate. Even with a compressed 66-game schedule, however, Bryant will likely surpass Chamberlain and Jordan before his contract ends.

Yahoo Sports Reports: Eyeing relief to their woes from beyond the arch, the Lakers have been keeping their sights on Washington Wizards small forward Rashard Lewis. With the help of the new amnesty clause in the soon-to-be-ratified NBA collective bargaining agreement, it's expected that the Wizards will bid farewell to the veteran player. His release could mean the difference between the Lakers struggling from the three-point line this season and them dropping it like it's hot. Rashard Lewis

ESPN Reports: Andrew Bynum needs to grow. Not just height and muscle wise, but as an individual and person. The issue is going to come up: The Lakers will need to commit one way or another at the end of this year. That means Bynum will need to show them, sooner rather than later, whether he is truly the guy they want to lead this franchise for the next five to 10 years.

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 2011-12 Roster
15 Ron Artest F 6-7 260 11/13/1979   St. John's 12
9 Matt Barnes (FA) F 6-7 226 03/09/1980   UCLA 8
5 Steve Blake G 6-3 172 02/26/1980   Maryland 8
12 Shannon Brown (FA) G 6-4 210 11/29/1985   Michigan State 5
24 Kobe Bryant G 6-6 205 08/23/1978   Lower Merion HS (PA) 15
17 Andrew Bynum C 7-0 285 10/27/1987   St. Joseph HS (NJ) 6
45 Derrick Caracter F 6-9 275 05/04/1988   Texas-El Paso 1
3 Devin Ebanks F 6-9 215 10/28/1989   West Virginia 1
2 Derek Fisher G 6-1 210 08/09/1974   Arkansas-Little Rock 15
16 Pau Gasol F-C 7-0 250 07/06/1980   Barcelona, Spain 10
Andrew Goudelock G 6-3 200 12/07/1988   Charleston (SC) R
10 Trey Johnson (FA) G-F 6-5 218 08/30/1984   Jackson State 2
Ater Majok F 6-10 225 07/04/1987   Connecticut R
Darius Morris G 6-4 190 01/03/1991   Michigan R
7 Lamar Odom F 6-10 230 11/06/1979   Rhode Island 12
50 Theo Ratliff (FA) C 6-10 235 04/17/1973   Wyoming 16
1 Joe Smith (FA) F-C 6-10 225 07/26/1975   Maryland 16
4 Luke Walton F 6-8 235 03/28/1980   Arizona 8
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November 1
vs. Oklahoma City Thunder (7:30pm) TNT

November 17
vs. New York Knicks (7:30pm) TNT
December 8
@ Miami Heat (5:00pm) TNT
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December 15
@ Dallas Mavericks (6:30pm) TNT

December 25
vs. Chicago Bulls (2:00pm) ABC
January 16
vs. Dallas Mavericks (7:30pm) TNT
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January 20
@ Los Angeles Clippers (7:30pm) ESPN

January 26
vs. Los Angeles Clippers (7:30pm) TNT

February 9
@ Boston Celtics (5:00pm) TNT

March 4
vs. Miami Heat (12:30pm) ABC

March 8
@Chicago Bulls (5:00pm) TNT
March 11
vs. Boston Celtics (12:30pm) ABC
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April 17
vs. San Antonio Spurs (7:30pm) TNT


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Name Origin:

When the Detroit Gems moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota, the new owners changed the name to Minneapolis Lakers. What does Lakers mean? There's not much solid data about the origin of the name. The NBA's website lately says it is in reference to the "The Land of 10,000 Lakes", the state's nickname, But other version indicates that it makes reference to the name of a type of cargo ship used on the Great Lakes and the Mississippi river.

Franchise History:

Season 1946-47 Detroit Gems (NBL)
Season 1947-48: Minneapolis Lakers (NBL)                                                                                 
Season 1948-49: Minneapolis Lakers (BAA)
From 1949-50 to 1959-60: Minneapolis Lakers (NBA)
From 1960-61 to the present: Los Angeles Lakers (NBA)

* Note: the BAA league is the origin of the NBA and its titles are officially considered as NBA titles.

Minneapolis Lakers

 NBA Titles:

A total of 16 championships: 1949, 1950, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1972, 1980,
1982, 1985, 1987, 1988, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2009 and 2010.
Los Angeles Lakers appeared in 31 of the NBA's 64 finals
and is the second team with more titles won among 16 teams with titles (complete list)

Most Valuable Players (MVP):

8 times a Laker player won the Season MVP award
(complete list of Lakers MVPs...)
and 12 times the Finals MVP
(complete list of Lakers finals MVPs ...)


Lakers Championship Ring

21 coaches have coached the Lakers, 5 of them won titles.
Phil Jackson and John Kundla won 5 each
(complete list of coaches...)

Retired Jersey's Numbers:

(13) Wilt Chamberlain
(22) Elgin Baylor
(25) Gail Goodrich
(32) Magic Johnson
(33) Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
(42) James Worthy
(44) Jerry West (The NBA logo is
his silhouette)
Two banners were raised at Staples Center in the 2001-02 season, one representing the Minneapolis Lakers in the Hall of Fame: players George Mikan, Slater Martin, Jim Pollard, Vern Mikkelsen, Clyde Lovellette and coach John Kundla; the other banner in recognition of the five championships they won before the team moved west in 1960.

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