NBA: A look at Los Angeles Lakers' all-time records
The National Basketball Association (NBA) has produced a number of champion teams over the years. A few teams have gone on to become legendary with multiple and record championship wins. While Boston Celtics have won the most championships, Los Angeles Lakers are not far behind and are just next to the Celtics. Meanwhile, we take a look at the all-time records of Lakers.
Annihilate Golden State Warriors and Detroit Pistons by huge margin
The margin of win plays a crucial factor in boosting the confidence of the team and the players. Lakers' biggest margin of win to date has come in a home game against Golden State Warriors, having beaten them 162-99 in March 1972. Meanwhile, their largest away win was against Detroit Pistons, having beaten them 138-91 in November 1966.
Kobe Bryant: Lakers' MVP
Every team has that one particular player who makes the difference. On the same note, it was Kobe Bryant for the Lakers, who was their standout performer of all time. Having played for the side for 20 years, he notched up astonishing numbers, including most points (48,637), most points by team (33,643), most field goals attempted (26,200) and most field goals made (14,481).
Wilt Chamberlain: The record-breaking performer of a season
Asides the all-time performers, there are some performers who make the most impact one particular season. In the same light, it is Wilt Chamberlain who did it all during the 1968-69 season. His records during the season are: Most points: 3,669 Most points per game: 45.3 Most rebounds: 1,712 Most rebounds per game: 21.1
Longest winning streak of 33 games
A long winning streak is an honor for any team, and Lakers hold an all-time record of the longest winning streak. It was during the 1971-72 season when Lakers registered a winning streak in 33 consecutive games. While Warriors did come close to it, they were short by five games. Meanwhile, the current NBA is too competitive to have this streak broken anytime soon.
Some other records by Lakers
Regular season Most points in a game: Bryant (81) Highest career points per game: Elgin Baylor (27.4) Most rebounds: Baylor (11,463) Highest assist-to-turnover ratio: Sedale Threatt (3.34) Most double-doubles: Magic Johnson (463) Most triple-doubles: Johnson (138) Most consecutive games: AC Green (567) Playoffs Most points scored: Bryant (5,640) Most games: Bryant (220) Most field goals: Bryant (2,014) Most three-pointers: Bryant (292)