Today in Sports History: June 15

In 2001, the Los Angeles Lakers completed a historic playoff run and secured the title in just 5 games. The Lakers set league records with their 15-1 record and .937 winning percentage. The Lakers’ only defeat was a Game 1 overtime loss to the Philadelphia 76ers. The Lakers’ record would stand until the Golden State Warriors went 16-1 in the 2017 playoffs. Additionally, Shaquille O’Neal was voted Finals MVP and become one of just three players to win the award two years in a row, joining Michael Joran dan Hakeem Olajuwon.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s