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The Los Angeles Lakers encyclopedia.


The Los Angeles Lakers encyclopedia.

Shmelter, Richard J.

McFarland & Co.


309 pages



Shmelter, a writer and researcher who specializes in sports history and American crime history, presents a comprehensive encyclopedia of the Los Angeles Lakers. He traces the team's history, then provides data on each season of its first 50 years, including coaches, records, finishes, individual player statistics, league leaders, All-NBA and All-Star Game selections, highlights, and playoffs; biographies of important players, from Wilt Chamberlain to Kobe Bryant; a roster of all players from 1960 to 2011, with information on the years with the Lakers, how the player was acquired, and their position, jersey number, height and weight, college attended, and date of birth; biographies of head coaches and owners; information on arenas, the Laker Girls, and uniforms; and schedules and results and all-time individual records and draft picks from 1960-2011.

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Date:Feb 1, 2013
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