How many natural lakes are there in Los Angeles? The short answer: Less than 10,000. When a pair of investors relocated the Detroit Gems of the National Basketball League to Minneapolis before the 1947 season, they sought a name that would ring true with the team’s new home. Given that Minnesota is “The Land of 10,000 Lakes,” they settled on Lakers. When the Lakers moved to Los Angeles before the 1960 season, their nickname was retained, in part because of the tradition the team had established in Minnesota.

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Ex-Clippers, Lakers Players Indicted in Alleged $4M Health Care Fraud Scheme

Share this article:More than a dozen former NBA players — including ex-Los Angeles Lakers guard and two-time NBA champion Shannon Brown — have been charged in New York in an alleged multimillion-dollar health insurance fraud scheme to rip off the league’s benefit plan, it was announced Thursday. Among the 18 former players named in the…