NBA Figure 6

NBA Figure 6

Figure 6: Competitive Performance of Los Angeles Lakers, 1980-2005

Figure 6: Competitive Performance of Los Angeles Lakers, 1980-2005

Performance MetricNumberDetails
Winning Seasons37out of 44 seasons
NBA Titles8/25 (33%)*1980, 1982, 1985, 1987, 1988, 2000, 2001, 2002
League MVP5/25 (20%)*Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (1980); Magic Johnson (1987, 1989, 1990); Shaquille O’Neal (2000)
NBA Finals MVP8/25 (33%)*Magic Johnson (1980, 1982, 1987); Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (1985); James Worthy (1988); Shaquille O’Neal (2000, 2001, 2002)
All-Stars20Those 20 represented the Lakers in 91 appearances

*With 30 teams in the NBA, the average in this box would be 3.3 percent if teams were equally-competitive.

Source: Clippers Adrift at Sea in Land of the Lakers,” USA Today, Feb.12th, 2004.

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