Originally Posted by foodguy
the lakers have had four "dynasties" if you want to call it that. there were the Jerry West/Oscar Robertson/Wilt years in the '60s to early '70s; when that ended there was a dry spell and then the Magic/Kareem/Worthy "Show Time" teams of the early to mid-80s; when that ended, another dry spell and then the Shaq/Kobe years of the mid-90s to early-oughts. then another dry spell. then the kobe/gasol/phil jackson team that is still carrying on in its up-and-down way. maybe not appropriate to call this one a dynasty, though they did win two championships and finish second another.
but anyone who thinks the lakers haven't had their struggles must have forgotten the names "Slava Medvedenko" and "Smush Parker". and the fans have stuck with them through those.
Oscar Robertson never played for the Lakers; I think you mean Elgin Baylor (worst GM the league has ever seen).
Yeah, the poor Lakers' fans had to suffer through all those long losing spells. Have you ever talked to a Cubs fan? Ever heard of the Charlotte Bobcats, Charlotte/New Orleans Hornets, Indiana Pacers, New Orleans/Utah Jazz, Toronto Raptors, Minnesota Timberwolves, Cleveland Cavaliers, Denver Nuggets, Orlando Magic, or Phoenix Suns, all teams that have never
won the NBA championship?
Have you looked across town at the LA Clippers, who started as the Buffalo Braves, became the San Diego Clippers, then became the LA Clippers and have never won the NBA championship? Yeah, I have to admire those Lakers' fans for their persistence in supporting their team through all the tough times.