The Los Angeles Lakers are one of the most storied franchises in NBA history, with a championship pedigree that spans generations.
With a roster that currently features including LeBron James and Anthony Davis, the Lakers are poised to continue their tradition of dominance in the years to come. And with NBA Top Shot, fans can own a piece of that history, reliving some of the most unforgettable Moments in Lakers history with each collectible they add to their collection.
MAGIC TAKES CENTER STAGE: 5/16/80
There was nothing Magic Johnson could not do on a basketball court — including fill in at center in an NBA Finals-clinching win. Johnson won the first of three Finals MVP awards thanks to performances like this one as he repeatedly attacked the inside and scored often against the Philadelphia 76ers. The five-time Los Angeles Lakers champion won his first title behind 42 points, 15 rebounds, seven assists and three steals in the Game 6 closeout win, a 123-107 decision on May 16, 1980.
THE KING STANDS ALONE: 2/7/23
For the first time in 38 years the NBA crowned a new scoring leader — and his name is LeBron James. With time running down in the third quarter, the kid from Akron, Ohio buried the 38,387th and 38,388th points of his career on an unguardable fadeaway to eclipse a record that had stood since April 1984. The four-time MVP, NBA champion and Finals MVP scored 38 points on 13 of 20 shooting for the Los Angeles Lakers in his record-breaking performance against the Oklahoma City Thunder on February 7, 2023.
JUNIOR SKYHOOK SHIFTS FINALS MOMENTUM: 6/9/87
Down by a point in the closing seconds of Game 4 of the NBA Finals, there was never a doubt who would play the role of hero for the Los Angeles Lakers. On his way to his third Finals MVP award, Magic Johnson made the impossible look routine as he buried a baby hook shot despite the efforts of multiple Boston Celtics defenders to disrupt the iconic moment. The dagger sealed the Lakers’ 107-106 win and gave them a commanding 3-1 series lead behind Johnson’s 29 points, eight rebounds and five assists on June 9, 1987.
LEBRON CHANNELS KOBE WITH SLAM: 2/6/20
LeBron James continued to reach new heights in his second season with the Los Angeles Lakers. Following a steal on the defensive end, Avery Bradley hit James with a pass in the open floor and the Lakers superstar did not disappoint with a double-pump, two handed reverse windmill that had NBA fans thinking of a mirrored, iconic Kobe Bryant dunk on the same court back in 2001. James posted 18 points, nine rebounds and 15 assists against the Houston Rockets on February 6, 2020.
A.D. BEATS BUZZER, NUGGETS IN WEST FINALS: 9/20/20
With 2020 being the farthest Anthony Davis has ever advanced in the postseason, each game represented an opportunity to hit the biggest shot of his career. He did just that against the Denver Nuggets in Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals, draining a buzzer beater over Nikola Jokić off an inbounds pass to give the Los Angeles Lakers an exhilarating victory. Davis scored a game-high 31 points to pair with nine rebounds in the 105-103 win, giving his squad a 2-0 lead in the series.