The Los Angeles Lakers are a Los Angeles-based American basketball franchise. The Lakers are a member of the Western Conference Pacific Division of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
The Lakers have won 17 NBA championships, which ties them with the Boston Celtics for the most in NBA history. They are one of the most successful teams in league history.
Who Owns The Lakers?
Buss Family Trusts own the majority stake in The Lakers. Jeanie Buss is the single largest controlling shareholders. Jeanie Buss is the daughter of the team’s former owner Jerry Buss.
Philip Anschutz, Edward P. Roski, and Patrick Soon-Shiong are minority owners of The Lakers.
Who founded The Lakers?
The National Basketball League Detroit’s Gems, who had just been disbanded, were purchased by Minnesotans Ben Berger and Morris Chalfen for $15,000 from Gems owner Maury Winston in 1947, launching the Lakers club.