"Hoops Alchemy: 10 Surprising Facts That Define the Lakers Legacy"

The Lakers share the Staples Center with the Los Angeles Clippers, another NBA team, as well as the NHL's Los Angeles Kings. The arena has been the Lakers' home since 1999. 

Actor Jack Nicholson is a famous Lakers fan and a regular attendee at their home games. His courtside presence has become a staple of Lakers games.

The Lakers have intense rivalries, with the Boston Celtics being one of the most historic. The Lakers-Celtics matchups are some of the most-watched and anticipated games in NBA history. 

In the early 2000s, the Lakers had a dominant duo in Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant. They led the team to three consecutive NBA championships from 2000 to 2002.