The Los Angeles Lakers Squad was named the best team of 2009 in the annual ESPY Awards.
Led by their team captain Kobe Bryant, the Lakers won a Western Conference best 65-17 regular season record. They fought tough battles with the Utah Jazz, the Houston Rockets, the Denver Nuggets, and the Orlando Magic to win their fifteenth franchise championship.
Phil Jackson, the coach of the Lakers, was also named coach/manager of the year at the ESPYs.
The Lakers came back from a humiliating lose by their rivals, the Boston Celtics, in last years NBA Finals to winning a championship this year. They wanted to establish their roles in the NBA as being the best team, and now they have accomplished that.
Congratulations to the Los Angeles Lakers in winning this coveted award.