NBA Finals exam: Test your knowledge of pro basketball history

2. Before winning 11 championships in Los Angeles, where were the Lakers’ based during their first five NBA titles?

Before moving to Los Angeles in 1960, the Lakers played in Minneapolis, where the team’s nickname stemmed from playing in the “Land of 10,000 lakes” (as Minnesota is known). The Lakers were the first NBA team to move to the West Coast, followed by the Warriors, who relocated from Philadelphia to San Francisco in 1962.

Before moving to Los Angeles in 1960, the Lakers played in Minneapolis, where the team’s nickname stemmed from playing in the “Land of 10,000 lakes” (as Minnesota is known). The Lakers were the first NBA team to move to the West Coast, followed by the Warriors, who relocated from Philadelphia to San Francisco in 1962.

Before moving to Los Angeles in 1960, the Lakers played in Minneapolis, where the team’s nickname stemmed from playing in the “Land of 10,000 lakes” (as Minnesota is known). The Lakers were the first NBA team to move to the West Coast, followed by the Warriors, who relocated from Philadelphia to San Francisco in 1962.

Before moving to Los Angeles in 1960, the Lakers played in Minneapolis, where the team’s nickname stemmed from playing in the “Land of 10,000 lakes” (as Minnesota is known). The Lakers were the first NBA team to move to the West Coast, followed by the Warriors, who relocated from Philadelphia to San Francisco in 1962.

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Cincinnati

 

Minneapolis

 

St. Louis

 

Indianapolis

 
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