The Los Angeles Lakers are one of the storied franchises in sporting history. The legendary team has competed in 31 championships dating back to their time in Minneapolis. The organization has 8 MVP Trophy winners, 21 Hall of Fame players, 4 Hall of Fame coaches, and the infamous Jerry West’s silhouette is the NBA logo. These are the 10 best teams ever assembled by the Los Angeles Lakers organization.
10. 2009 NBA Championship
The 2009 season was the Kobe and Pau show. Kobe’s incredible season earned him All-NBA and All-Defensive first team honors. Bryant finished second in MVP voting and was one of two realistic competitors challenging Lebron James for the prestigious award. Pau’s phenomenal play earned All-NBA third team honors. Kobe was lucky enough to play with the best backcourt in the NBA, consisting of Andrew Bynum, Pau Gasol, Lamar Odom, Luke Walton, and Trevor Ariza. Andrew Bynum was an absolute beast in the paint with 714 points, 398 rebounds, and 90 blocks in only 50 games. Los Angeles dismantled the Magic in five games, and are the 2009 NBA champions.