2009 NBA Champions: Los Angeles Lakers

2009 NBA Champions: Los Angeles Lakers

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In a blockbuster performance deserving of Hollywood, the Los Angeles Lakers added the latest sequel to their championship legacy behind their leading man, Finals MVP Kobe Bryant. In the series billed as Disneyland vs. Disney World, the Lakers defeated the Orlando Magic in the 2009 NBA Finals. The Lakers were on a mission all season long, after losing the 2008 Finals to the Boston Celtics. With another spectacular season from Kobe, along with key contributions from Pau Gasol and Lamar Odom, Los Angeles finished with 65 wins, the best record in the West. In the playoffs, L.A. rolled past Utah before surviving difficult battles against Houston and Denver. And in the Finals, the Lakers overcame young superstar Dwight Howard and the Magic, to give Phil Jackson his 10th championship as a head coach, breaking the record he had shared with Red Auerbach.
Starring Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol
Director Steven Weintraub