The Purple and Gold, colors that are widely associated with quite possibly the most popular team in NBA history, the Los Angeles Lakers. With a tradition and history that runs deep than any other NBA franchise or any other sports franchise in the world, the Lakers are known for 2 things, Championships and star players.
The Lakers first originated out of Minnesota, winning 6 championships before changing team ownership and finally moving to Los Angeles in 1960. It was then, a young stud by the name of Dr. Jerry Buss, purchased the team, moved west and transformed the franchise into a successful, worldwide brand and a championship winning organization. In total, the team has won 16 championships.
You don't win championships without having franchise star players and the Lakers have many great players, past and present. Hall of famers such as George Mikan, Elgin Baylor, Jerry West, Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, James Worthy, Magic Johnson, Shaquille O'Neal, Kobe Bryant and their more recent star acquisition, LeBron James.