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Sharman's Practice Plan: 1971-72

Bill Bertka served as a scout under Bill Sharman back in those days. Bertka provided us with a copy of a Sharman practice schedule (attached below), then took us through it. Read Story

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The Men who Led the Lakers | Bill Sharman: 1971-76

Since the Lakers came to Los Angeles in 1960, two people that never set foot on the actual basketball court stand out as constantly impactful contributors. Read Story

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Streaking: 1971-72 Lakers

In 1971-72, the Lakers put together the longest regular season winning streak in major professional sports history, rattling off 33 consecutive victories behind a talented roster led by Jerry West, Wilt Chamberlain and Gail Goodrich. Read Story

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Lakers – Knicks Running Diary, Game 5 1972 NBA Finals

Among the greatest teams in NBA history, the Lakers had stormed through the regular season with a then-record 69 wins to only 13 losses, including a ridiculous 33-game winning streak, an American professional sports record. Read Story

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Jerry West Celebrated at Statue Unveiling

The Lakers honored Jerry West with a bronze statue at the STAPLES Center. Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Elgin Baylor, Pat Riley and other Lakers Legends were on hand for the event. Gallery 1 | Gallery 2

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Streak of streaks propelled '72 Lakers into NBA firmament

In 1971-72, the Lakers put together the longest regular season winning streak in major professional sports history, rattling off 33 consecutive victories behind a talented roster led by Jerry West, Wilt Chamberlain and Gail Goodrich. Read Story