Lakers coach Phil Jackson celebrates following the team’s victory over the Boston Celtics in Game 7 of the 2010 NBA Finals. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times) May 10, 2020 1:50 PM PT FacebookTwitterShow more sharing optionsShareClose extra sharing options Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Copy Link URLCopied!Print A look back at the Lakers’ 2009-10 season and how the team defeated the Boston Celtics in seven games during the 2010 NBA Finals. Read more Lakers know the difficulty of winning an NBA title: A look at 2010 The Lakers were a favorite to win their first NBA title since 2010 when the coronavirus pandemic stopped the season. A look at their last championship run. Plaschke: Lakers won a beautifully messy NBA Finals over Celtics in 2010 Could a mismatched band of defending champions gain revenge for a 2008 Finals embarrassment against the Celtics and become eternal Lakers? Pau Gasol gets ‘emotional’ rewatching Lakers clinch 2010 title Pau Gasol, a 7-foot Spaniard who became an All-Star in Memphis before joining the Lakers, is hoping to play one more NBA season and then in the 2021 Olympics. How the Lakers rebuilt a champion more than a decade ago How the Lakers rebuilt from their three-peat era after dispatching Shaquille O’Neal, losing in the 2004 Finals and retaining Kobe Bryant. The Lakers withstood a test of time in a stacked West during 2010 title run The Lakers went to three NBA Finals in a row during a time of Western Conference dominance, when in 2008 and 2010 each playoff team had at least 50 wins. Derek Fisher’s clutch play defined his Lakers career and a title run Derek Fisher had big moments in the Lakers’ 2010 title run, thanks to Smush Parker’s departure and family circumstances bringing him back to L.A. When still Ron Artest, Metta World Peace gave Lakers therapeutic ending to 2010 NBA Finals Metta World Peace had his mental health epiphany during the Lakers’ 2010 title run, which he capped with a big Game 7 and a thank you to his therapist. How the Lakers’ last dynasty ended in a total dismantling The Lakers’ three-peat effort derailed by the Dallas Mavericks, coach Phil Jackson departed the team, leaving Kobe Bryant to lead another reboot.