1999–2000 Los Angeles Lakers Season

1999–2000 Los Angeles Lakers Season

The 1999-2000 Los Angeles Lakers season was the 54th season of the franchise, 52nd in the National Basketball Association (NBA) and 40th in Los Angeles. They finished the regular season with 67 wins, finishing with the most wins since the 1971–72 team won a franchise record 69 games. The Lakers clinched the top seed in the playoffs for the 25th time in franchise history and the first in 9 years. Shaquille O'Neal was named the 2000 NBA MVP. The Lakers went on to win the 2000 NBA Finals 4-2 against the Indiana Pacers, earning the franchise its 12th NBA championship. It was the Lakers first championship since 1988 and was the first of the of Lakers' three-peat championships to begin the millennium.

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