BASKETBALL

1971-72 LAKERS

Defeated New York, 4-1

Jerry West finally gets that elusive NBA title he always wanted.

1979-80 LAKERS

Defeated Philadelphia, 4-2

Rookie Magic Johnson leads team past 76ers. Lakers play Game 6 without Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who missed game because of a sprained ankle.

1981-82 LAKERS

Defeated Philadelphia, 4-2

Remember Jamaal Wilkes and Norm Nixon? They were key players on this team.

1984-85 LAKERS

Defeated Boston, 4-2

The hated Celtics finally fall, and the Lakers rub it in by winning at Boston Garden.

1986-87 LAKERS

Defeated Boston, 4-2

The final battle in the legendary Laker-Boston '80s matchups. Laker Coach Pat Riley guarantees another title after Lakers win this one.

1987-88 LAKERS

Defeated Detroit, 4-3

Lakers really work to earn this one, as Utah, Dallas and Detroit all force them to win the deciding seventh game of their respective series.

1999-2000 LAKERS

Defeated Indiana, 4-2

Lakers win their first title in 12 years as NBA Finals and regular-season MVP Shaquille O'Neal averages 38 points and 16 rebounds.

2000-2001 LAKERS

Defeated Philadelphia, 4-1

Lakers roll through the playoffs with an NBA-record 15-1 record, with a scoring differential of 12.8 points.

BASEBALL

1959 DODGERS

Defeated Chicago, 4-2

In only their second season in Los Angeles, the Dodgers bring home a World Series title.

1963 DODGERS

Defeated New York, 4-0

Dodgers sweep the hated Yankees, as Sandy Koufax outduels Whitey Ford in a 2-1 Game 4 victory at Dodger Stadium.

1965 DODGERS

Defeated Minnesota, 4-3

After losing first two games, Dodgers win four of next five. Koufax shuts out the Twins in a 2-0 victory in Game 7.

1981 DODGERS

Defeated New York, 4-2

After losing first two games at Yankee Stadium, Dodgers win four in a row to win title in strike-shortened season.

1988 DODGERS

Defeated Oakland, 4-1

Led by Kirk Gibson's pinch-hit homer and Orel Hershiser's dominance on the mound, Dodgers upset a heavily favored Oakland team.

FOOTBALL

1951 RAMS

Defeated Cleveland, 24-17

There was no Super Bowl in these days, but the Rams did indeed bring the city one NFL title before leaving town.

1983 RAIDERS

Defeated Washington, 38-9

The Raiders, led by running back Marcus Allen, dominate the Redskins and bring L.A. its only Super Bowl title.

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