The Los Angeles Lakers have one of the greatest winning traditions in professional sports history. In the past 31 years, the team has won 10 championships—the most of any of the four main North American sports leagues.
Along the way, legends have put on shows for the team’s fans, including Wilt Chamberlain, Jerry West, Elgin Baylor, Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant.
But along with winning a lot comes many enemies. And like all franchises, quite a few players have found ways to stop Los Angeles from winning.
Basically, if it weren’t for these so-called “enemies,” the Lakers organization may have another 10 Larry O’Brien trophies in the team’s collection.
Whether you are a Lakers fan or you love to see LA get beaten, this article is for you!
Enjoy this dive back through NBA history and feel free to comment at the end about the picks. Have there been any thorns in the Lakers’ side that I should have included?