2000–01 Los Angeles Lakers season

NBA season
team = Los Angeles Lakers
misc = Lakers win 13th NBA Title
end_year = 2001
wins = 56
losses = 26
division = Pacific
division_place = 1
conf_place = 2
coach = Phil Jackson
arena = Staples Center
owners = Jerry Buss
television =
radio =
playoffs = NBA Champions
bbr_team = LAL

The highlight of the Los Angeles Lakers season was winning the 2001 NBA Finals.

Offseason

NBA Draft

2001 NBA Finals

*By winning the Finals MVP award, Shaquille O'Neal joined the list of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Michael Jordan, Hakeem Olajuwon, and Tim Duncan as the only players to win the award at least twice. Jordan, Olajuwon and O'Neal are the only three to win the award in back-to-back years.
*Robert Horry became the second player in NBA history to be a member of back-to-back title-winning teams with two different franchises, joining Dennis Rodman.
*The Lakers were the first team to go 15-1 in the postseason, sweeping the Western Conference and then sweeping the 76ers after their Game 1 loss in the Finals.

ummary

The following scoring summary is written in a line score format, except that the quarter numbers are replaced by game numbers.

*denotes a game that required overtime.

Lakers Roster

Head Coach: Phil Jackson
Shaquille O'Neal
Kobe Bryant
Derek Fisher
Rick Fox
Horace Grant
Isaiah Rider
Ron Harper
Brian Shaw
Robert Horry
Mike Penberthy
Slava Medvedenko
Tyronn Lue
Devean George
Greg Foster
Mark Madsen

Award Winners

* Kobe Bryant, All-NBA Second Team
* Kobe Bryant, All-NBA Defensive Second Team
* Shaquille O'Neal, Center, NBA Finals Most Vaulable Player
* Shaquille O'Neal, League Leader, FG%, 57.2
* Shaquille O'Neal, All-NBA First Team
* Shaquille O'Neal, All-NBA Defensive Second Team

References

* [http://www.databasebasketball.com/teams/teamyear.htm?yr=2000&tm=LAL&lg=N Lakers on Database Basketball]
* [http://www.basketball-reference.com/teams/LAL/2001.html Lakers on Basketball Reference]


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