The 2009–10 Los Angeles Lakers season is the 64th season of the franchise, 62nd in the National Basketball Association (NBA) and 50th in Los Angeles. Coming off a championship in 2009, the Lakers successfully defended their title. They spent the most money of any team on player salaries this season, totaling $112.7 million ($91.3 million on player salaries and $21.4 million on luxury tax). The Lakers once again sold out all 41 home games for the season at Staples Center.
The Lakers clinched the Pacific Division for the 21st time in franchise history. Despite winning eight games less than the previous season, they still held the top seed in the Western Conference playoffs and made it to the NBA Finals for the third straight season. In the 2010 NBA Finals the Lakers defeated the Boston Celtics in a rematch of the 2008 NBA Finals won by the Celtics. This time, the Lakers won the series 4-3 for their 16th NBA title and handed Boston its first Game 7 loss in an NBA Finals in team history. Kobe Bryant won his second consecutive NBA Finals MVP.
On July 14, 2009, Phil Jackson won the 2010 ESPY Awards for Best Coach/Manager while Kobe Bryant won for Best NBA Player.
2010 Los Angeles Lakers NBA Championship Ring
- Product Code: NBA 2010
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