The Los Angeles Lakers are an American professional basketball team based in Los Angeles, California. They play in the Pacific Division of the Western Conference in the National Basketball Association. The Lakers play their home games at Staples Center.The Lakers are one of the most successful teams in the history of the NBA, and have won 16 championships, their last being in 2010. As of 2011, the Lakers are the second most valuable NBA franchise according to Forbes, having an estimated value of $643 million.
The Lakers hold the record for NBA's longest winning streak (33), set during the 1971–72 season.Sixteen Hall of Famers have played for Los Angeles, while four have coached the team. Four Lakers—Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson, Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant—have won the NBA Most Valuable Player Awards for a total of eight awards.