1999–2000 Los Angeles Lakers season

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1999–2000 Los Angeles Lakers season
Pacific Division Champions
Twelfth NBA Championship
Head coach Phil Jackson
Owner(s) Jerry Buss
Arena Staples Center
Results
Record 67–15 (.817)
Place Division: 1st (Pacific)
Conference: 1st (Western)
Playoff finish NBA Champions

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television Fox Sports Net West, KCAL
Radio AM 570 KLAC
< 1998–99 2000–01 >

The 1999-2000 Los Angeles Lakers season was the 54th season of the franchise, 52nd in the National Basketball Association (NBA) and 40th in Los Angeles.[1] They finished the regular season with 67 wins, finishing with the most wins since the 1971–72 team won a franchise record 69 games. The Lakers clinched the top seed in the playoffs for the 25th time in franchise history and the first in 9 years. Shaquille O'Neal was named the 2000 NBA MVP. The Lakers went on to win the 2000 NBA Finals 4–2 against the Indiana Pacers, earning the franchise its 12th NBA championship. It was the Lakers first championship since 1988 and was the first of the of Lakers' three-peat championships to begin the millennium.

Draft picks[edit]

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 23 Devean George SF  United States Augsburg
2 30 John Celestand PG  United States Villanova

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Roster[edit]

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starter Bench Reserve Inactive
C Shaquille O'Neal John Salley Travis Knight
PF A. C. Green Robert Horry
SF Glen Rice Rick Fox Devean George
SG Kobe Bryant Brian Shaw John Celestand
PG Ron Harper Derek Fisher Tyronn Lue

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Pacific Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Los Angeles Lakers 67 15 .817 36–5 31–10 20–4
x-Portland Trail Blazers 59 23 .720 8 30–11 29–12 21–3
x-Phoenix Suns 53 29 .646 14 32–9 21–20 15–9
x-Seattle SuperSonics 45 37 .549 22 24–17 21–20 12–12
x-Sacramento Kings 44 38 .537 23 30–11 14–27 9–15
Golden State Warriors 19 63 .232 48 12–29 7–34 2–22
Los Angeles Clippers 15 67 .183 52 10–31 5–36 5–19
# Western Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 z-Los Angeles Lakers 67 15 .817
2 y-Utah Jazz 55 27 .671 12
3 x-Portland Trail Blazers 59 23 .720 8
4 x-San Antonio Spurs 53 29 .646 14
5 x-Phoenix Suns 53 29 .646 14
6 x-Minnesota Timberwolves 50 32 .610 17
7 x-Seattle SuperSonics 45 37 .549 22
8 x-Sacramento Kings 44 38 .537 23
9 Dallas Mavericks 40 42 .488 27
10 Denver Nuggets 35 47 .427 32
11 Houston Rockets 34 48 .415 33
12 Vancouver Grizzlies 22 60 .268 45
13 Golden State Warriors 19 63 .232 48
14 Los Angeles Clippers 15 67 .183 52


Game log[edit]

Pre-season[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Playoffs[edit]

Western Conference First Round[edit]

(1) Los Angeles Lakers vs. (8) Sacramento Kings Last Playoff Meeting: 1984 Western Conference First Round (Los Angeles won 3-0; Kings were in Kansas City, Missouri)

April 23
Sacramento Kings 107, Los Angeles Lakers 117
April 27
Sacramento Kings 89, Los Angeles Lakers 113
April 30
Los Angeles Lakers 91, Sacramento Kings 99
May 2
Los Angeles Lakers 88, Sacramento Kings 101
May 5
Sacramento Kings 86, Los Angeles Lakers 113
Los Angeles wins series, 3-2

Western Conference Semifinals[edit]

(1) Los Angeles Lakers vs. (5) Phoenix Suns Last Playoff Meeting: 1993 Western Conference First Round (Phoenix won 3-2)

May 7
Phoenix Suns 77, Los Angeles Lakers 105
May 10
Phoenix Suns 96, Los Angeles Lakers 97
May 12
Los Angeles Lakers 105, Phoenix Suns 99
May 14
Los Angeles Lakers 98, Phoenix Suns 117
May 16
Phoenix Suns 65, Los Angeles Lakers 87
Los Angeles wins series, 4-1

Western Conference Finals[edit]

(1) Los Angeles Lakers vs. (3) Portland Trail Blazers Last Playoff Meeting: 1998 Western Conference First Round (Los Angeles won 3-1)

May 20
Portland Trail Blazers 94, Los Angeles Lakers 109
May 22
Portland Trail Blazers 106, Los Angeles Lakers 77
May 26
Los Angeles Lakers 93, Portland Trail Blazers 91
May 28
Los Angeles Lakers 103, Portland Trail Blazers 91
May 30
Portland Trail Blazers 96, Los Angeles Lakers 88
June 2
Los Angeles Lakers 93, Portland Trail Blazers 103
June 4
Portland Trail Blazers 84, Los Angeles Lakers 89
Los Angeles wins series, 4-3

NBA Finals[edit]

  • Lakers' backup center John Salley became the first player in NBA history to play on three different championship-winning franchises, as he won titles in 1989 and '90 with the Detroit Pistons and 1996 with the Chicago Bulls.
  • This was the Lakers first NBA Finals in the new Staples Center.
  • After closing out game 6, fans rioted outside Staples Center by making bonfires, tipping cars, breaking windows of cars and buildings, and vandalizing businesses around the area. Overall, they caused $1 million in damages. In Lakers' championship run the following year, the LAPD came out in bigger force after the Lakers won and prevented the same thing from happening again.
  • Staples Center, which was a first-year building in 2000, had a very tricky shooting background and opposing teams often had difficulty shooting there. Pacers coach Larry Bird wanted to have a shoot-around in the arena the day before Game 6 to help his team shoot more consistently because they shot very poorly in Games 1 and 2. However, the Pacers couldn't practice in the building because of an Arena Football game. Bird was very upset about this, and his team had to go down to the Lakers practice facility in El Segundo.
  • The two arenas in this series, Conseco Fieldhouse and Staples Center, were both first-year arenas.

Summary[edit]

The following scoring summary is written in a line score format, except that the quarter numbers are replaced by game numbers.

Team Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Game 4* Game 5 Game 6 Wins
Los Angeles (West) 104 111 91 120 87 116 4
Indiana (East) 87 104 100 118 120 111 2

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Lakers Roster[edit]

Head Coach: Phil Jackson
Shaquille O'Neal | Kobe Bryant | Glen Rice | Ron Harper | Rick Fox | Derek Fisher | John Salley | Robert Horry | A. C. Green | Tyronn Lue | Brian Shaw | Devean George | John Celestand | Travis Knight |

Player statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game

Season[edit]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Kobe Bryant 66 62 38.2 .468 .319 .821 6.3 4.9 1.61 .94 22.5
John Celestand 16 0 11.6 .333 .222 .833 .7 1.2 .44 .00 2.3
Derek Fisher 78 22 23.1 .346 .313 .724 1.8 2.8 1.03 .04 6.3
Rick Fox 82 1 18.0 .414 .326 .808 2.4 1.7 .63 .32 6.5
Devean George 49 1 7.0 .389 .340 .659 1.5 .2 .20 .08 3.2
A. C. Green 82 82 23.5 .447 .250 .695 5.9 1.0 .65 .22 5.0
Ron Harper 80 78 25.5 .399 .311 .680 4.2 3.4 1.06 .49 7.0
Robert Horry 76 0 22.2 .438 .309 .788 4.8 1.6 1.11 1.05 5.7
Sam Jacobson 3 0 6.0 .556 .000 .000 .3 .7 .33 .00 3.3
Travis Knight 63 0 6.5 .390 .000 .607 2.0 .4 .10 .37 1.7
Tyronn Lue 8 0 18.2 .487 .500 .750 1.5 2.1 .38 .00 6.0
Shaquille O'Neal 79 79 40.0 .574 .000 .524 13.6 3.8 .46 3.03 29.7
Glen Rice 80 80 31.6 .430 .367 .874 4.1 2.2 .59 .15 15.9
John Salley 45 3 6.7 .362 .000 .750 1.4 .6 .18 .31 1.6
Brian Shaw 74 2 16.9 .382 .310 .759 2.9 2.7 .47 .19 4.1

Playoffs[edit]

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Kobe Bryant 22 22 39.0 .442 .344 .754 4.5 4.4 1.45 1.45 21.1
Derek Fisher 21 0 15.3 .430 .414 .760 1.0 2.0 .52 .05 4.7
Rick Fox 23 0 14.4 .452 .462 .762 1.7 1.2 .39 .00 4.3
Devean George 9 0 5.0 .368 .200 .545 1.1 .2 .11 .00 2.4
A. C. Green 23 23 18.7 .411 .000 .696 4.2 .6 .61 .13 3.9
Ron Harper 23 23 28.0 .431 .231 .702 3.7 3.2 1.00 .57 8.6
Robert Horry 23 0 26.9 .407 .288 .702 5.3 2.5 .87 .83 7.6
Travis Knight 14 0 3.4 .533 .000 .333 .4 .0 .07 .21 1.3
Shaquille O'Neal 23 23 43.5 .566 .000 .456 15.4 3.1 .57 2.39 30.7
Glen Rice 23 23 33.3 .408 .418 .798 4.0 2.1 .65 .17 12.4
John Salley 18 0 4.3 .385 .000 .700 1.2 .2 .06 .33 .9
Brian Shaw 22 1 18.5 .421 .333 .813 2.3 3.0 .50 .18 5.4

Award winners[edit]

Transactions[edit]

The Lakers have been involved in the following transactions during the 1999-2000 season.

Trades[edit]

September 1, 1999
To Los Angeles Lakers
A. C. Green
To Dallas Mavericks
Sean Rooks
2000 2nd round draft pick
September 21, 1999
To Los Angeles Lakers
Melvin Levett
To Detroit Pistons
Derek Harper

Additions[edit]

Player Signed Former Team
Ron Harper Signed 2 year contract for $4.2 Million[4] Chicago Bulls
Brian Shaw Signed 1 year contract for $? Million[5] Portland Trail Blazers
John Salley Signed ? year contract for $? Million[6] N/A

Subtractions[edit]

Player Reason Left New Team
Ruben Patterson Free agent Seattle SuperSonics
J.R. Reid Free agent Milwaukee Bucks

References[edit]