The Los Angeles Lakers are an American expert basketball group based totally in Los Angeles.

The Lakers compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member of the league's Western Conference Pacific Division.

The Lakers play their domestic video games at Arena,

an area shared with the NBA's Los Angeles Clippers, the Los Angeles Sparks of the Women's National Basketball Association

and the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League.

The Lakers are one of the most successful teams in the history of the NBA

and have won 17 NBA championships, tied with the Boston Celtics for the most in NBA history

The franchise began with the 1947 purchase of a disbanded team, the Detroit Gems of the National Basketball League (NBL).