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LA Times Today: Los Angeles, land of the misnamed sports teams
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LA Times Today: Los Angeles, land of the misnamed sports teams

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From baseball to hockey, Los Angeles has no shortage of professional and college sports teams.

But, have you ever wondered why the Lakers are called the Lakers? Or how the UCLA Bruins got their name?

L.A. Times columnist Patt Morrison dug into the history of L.A.'s often misnamed sports teams.

Here’s what Patt says.