NBA Trivia: San Antonio Spurs and LA Lakers
The San Antonio Spurs and the LA Lakers are among the most popular teams in the world of professional basketball. As the two NBA teams prepare to take each other on in what will undoubtedly be one of the most thrilling matches in recent history, let’s take a look at some fascinating facts about what makes them unique.
San Antonio Spurs Trivia
1. Why Are The San Antonio Spurs Known For Having Such Passionate Fans?
The team has become famous for its devoted fans and are some of the most passionate of any team in the nation. In fact, one of the reasons that the Spurs saw such success in San Antonio instead of Dallas was due to the impassioned fans, with over 6000 of them attending each game.
2. Is Their Mascot The Only One To Be Removed From A Game?
The answer is that yes, the Spurs’ mascot holds the record for being the only mascot in history after he began to scare the opposition.
3. Did The Spurs Once Have A Different Name
When the team was first put together in 1967, they were actually known as the Dallas Chaparrals. The team changed names after it was acquired by a group of businessmen.
LA Lakers Trivia
1. When Did The LA Lakers Get Started?
The LA Lakers officially made their debut in 1947, and were the creation of businessmen Morris Chalfen and Ben Berger
2. Do The LA Lakers Hold Any Records?
The team currently holds the record for the most consecutive wins, standing at 33, which they earned during the 1971 – 72 season, widely considered to be their best season to date.
3. Are Their Players Some Of The Best Of All Time?
Not only are players from the LA Lakers famous, but they’re widely regarded as some of the best ever. In fact, a total of six of the NBA’s top ten players of all time have played for the Lakers, such as Kobe Bryant, Shaq, Magic Johnson, and many more.
4. How Many Regular Season Games Has Phil Jackson coached for the LA Lakers?
Phil Coach holds the franchise record as head coach for a total of 902 regular season games. Additionally, Jackson has also holds the record for most play-off games at 181, and most regular season victories at an astounding 610.