In 1947 the Lakers set up and join the NBL league and won the championship, they be called the Minneapolis Lakers at that time. In 1948, the Lakers jumped to the NBA’s predecessor, BAA (National Basketball Association).In 1949, the Lakers beat the Washington congress, won the BAA championship. After the end of the season, BAA and NBL merged into NBA.
The first year of the NBA, the Lakers won the NBA championship, George McKenzie is the main team. McCain is very tall,about 2.08 meters, and he is the best in the restricted area. In 1951-1952 season, NBA even widened for three seconds to limit his score , from the original 6 feet to 12 feet.
In 1954 McCain announced his retirement, the Lakers first dynasty ended. Later, McCain also had a short comeback in the 1955-56 season, but also can not help the Lakers remodeling brilliant.
In 1957-58 season, the Lakers suffered catastrophic season. McCain was persuaded to serve as the team coach, but he lacks experience, the first 39 games only led the Lakers won nine games. After that the Lakers have changed, but can not come back. get the19 wins and 53 losses record .in the end ,ranking the bottom of the West. This is the first time for Lakers missed the playoffs, but also the only time in Minneapolis.
The biggest feature of the team is that there are many players associated with them. George Macken is the team early main center, under his leadership, the Lakers soon became the NBA’s wealthy team. In the 1960s, the arrival of Elgin Baylor and Jerry West made the Lakers never missed the playoffs throughout the 1960s. In 1976, the Lakers got the Karim Abdul-Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. In 1979-80 season, the Lakers selected rookie Elvin Johnson, he in the season finals to replace the injured Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and lead the team to win.