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Founded in 1947, the Los Angeles Lakers first appeared under a different name and were based in an entirely different location: The team was known as the Minneapolis Lakers, and its formation occurred before the establishment of the modern day National Basketball Association. Based out of Minneapolis, Minnesota, the team shot to success a year after their founding by winning the 1948 National Basketball League championship, and after the NBA formed in 1949 the team went on to win six additional championships, securing their reputation as one of the nation's premier basketball teams.

The team stayed in Minneapolis for 12 seasons before relocating to their current home of Los Angeles, California in 1960. During this time, the team amassed a substantial fan base, with many keen to get their cheap tickets to games. With the move came a rebranding, and the team has been known as the Los Angeles Lakers ever since. Some of the most notable players from the 1960s and on have included George Mikan, who is widely regarded as one of the team's best players, Elgin Baylor, who can be credited with helping the team reach the NBA finals six times during the 1960s, and of course, the renowned Magic Johnson. Johnson was one of the team's key players throughout the 1980s, and during that decade, the Lakers won an impressive five NBA championships. During the 1990s, famed players Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O'Neal joined the roster and in the early 2000s, the team won three consecutive titles.

Today, the Los Angeles Lakers proudly hold the title of one of the most popular and successful teams in the NBA. The team boasts a staggeringly large fan base, with droves of people eager to secure cheap Los Angeles Lakers tickets whenever possible. Throughout its illustrious 62 year history, the team has won 16 championships - 11 while based in Los Angles and five in Minneapolis. The team also boasts the longest winning streak on record, securing 33 consecutive wins throughout the 1971-72 season. The team secured its most recent championship victory in 2010 by beating longtime rivals the Boston Celtics.

In terms of business, the Lakers are one of the most financially viable teams in the NBA, and according to a report from Forbes, are estimated to be worth around $2.7 billion. A number of notable current players add to this high value: Players such as D'Angelo Russell, Julius Randle and the revered Kobe Bryant attract multitudes of fans each week and drum up sales. Given their immense success and enormous popularity, the Lakers have acquired a number of significant rivals throughout the years. Aside from the Celtics, the Lakers also have a longstanding rivalry with the Clippers.

Los Angeles' Staples Center is where the LA Lakers call home. The multi-purpose entertainment arena is home to four professional sports teams in total, and has hosted a number of notable music concerts over the years from top performers such as Justin Timberlake, Madonna and Bon Jovi. Multitudes of fans arrive at the Staples Center every home game, clutching their Los Angeles Lakers tickets and eager to see the magic unfold on the court.

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